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Rock Bottom Yorktown Black Eye P.A.

Rock Bottom Yorktown Black Eye P.A.
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Otherwise known as a Cascadian Dark Ale, this relatively new style of beer is characterized by a toasty malt flavor followed by an assertive hop presence. Dry-hopped with generous amounts of Amarillos & Chinooks. Be not afraid to try this one!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2563) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
On tap at the Yorktown brewpub, displaying an almost opague brown color, with some ruby highlighting showing through, frothy, brownish tan head foam, and ribbons & spots of lacing. The aroma was roastiness, coffee, resin, and citrus following up. The body was light to medium, and with only a softly carbonated presentation, came off a little thin & watery. Hop bitterness and astringency were moderate and fairly lingering. Except for the initial aroma introduction, not altogether expressive, but basically okay in the drinkability department.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Solid black, with bright brown highlights at the edges. A thin creamy head that suggests oats in the grist. Caramel toast malts in the nose, but I can’t get much hop in edgewise. Has roastiness in the palate, but more like a porter. Hops tend to stick to their bitter business until some pine wanders around. Still, rather palatable for a high-BU beer. Pine hops get bigger further down.


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