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21st Amendment / Firestone Walker / Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with fennel seed, chia seed, and pink peppercorns - with mission figs added. In the 1700s and 1800s, missionaries and Native Americans grew a variety of crops along the El Camino Real. Apart from the famous mission grapes, mission figs, barley, and olives, fennel and chia were also grown... (The brewers) tried to recapture some of the historic flavors of the old Camino Real by brewing this beer...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1899) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2016
Poured from can. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, and dried fruit. Flavor is roasted almost burnt malt, unsweetened cocoa, and dried figs. Finishes dry, charred bitterness. 3 great brewers, 1 great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (1026) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Some roasted sweet aromas, some nutty aromas, a little alcohol to the nose. Deep brown body nice tan orange head. Rich full body smoothness releases earthy raw cocoa some bitter coffee some nuttiness. Lots of flavors to follow.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1342) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Pours black with light brown head. A string dark alcohol aroma with licorice and sweet malts. A sweet malt taste with licorice, spices and dark alcohol. A lingering spice and dry malt aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (2207) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2016
On tap at Beer Run. Aromas of raw cocoa, char, licorice. Black with a lasting brown head. Dry, roasty, earthy, bitter, has a tangy licorice bite to it. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5967) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Aroma is chocolate, malts and grapes/figs. The flavor is chocolate, peppercorns/chia, dark malts and a mix of mild acidity and bitterness in the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (901) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Can from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes (Virginia) Aroma: licorice, pepper, figs, chocolate Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2016
On tap at TJs. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Chocolate, some roast, citrus, licorice and figs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyScallywag (309) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Really great, I want to say stout, but I'm not sure. It's almost like a Guinness with a boost. Nice bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7073) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a black color with a huge foamy dark brown head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet with cocoa powder, vague spice and fig. The flavor was bitter with strong cocoa powder and fig followed by floral hops and vague spices. The cocoa presence overwhelms. Very long finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6279) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2016
12 oz can poured into a tulip. Brewed and canned by 21st Amendment. Canned on 10/10/2016. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of roast, malt, dark fruit, chocolate, some booze. Tastes of roast, herb, pine, some dark fruit, chocolate, a little licorice. Fairly well masked alcohol. Medium body with a dry finish. Interesting.


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