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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Black & Red is a velvety smooth dry-minted stout with a serious fruit problem! The huge portion of heavily roasted grains brings a dry, chocolaty character which contrasts its sweet fruity full body. As you tilt your glass, youll notice that the black color you are perceiving is actually a very deep reddish hue and the rich creamy foam has a tinge of pink to it. Black & Red starts off roasted and warming with a robust mintiness from 100lbs of organic mint (from our friends at Washington’s Green Grocer) added to the secondary fermentation and finishes out sweet and smooth.

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anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty minty aroma with roasted hints. Sweetish roasted malty raspberry flavor with hints of mint. Has a roasted malty sweetish minty raspberry finish.

Travlr (25821) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2011
The server talked us out of ordering a full glass of this but brought us a half glass sample. It was black with a brown head. Aroma of Nyquil and similar taste. I’m glad she talked us out of it!

brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A: The beer pours black in color with almost no head whatsoever and very minimal carbonation. S: A very strange aroma to this. The mint aroma is very, very intense. It’s almost like a peppermint patty. There’s a bit of raspberry and dark chocolate as well as a lot of roast, licorice, and booze. T: Mildly herbal with some booze, sugar, and licorice. The typical rubber cement flavor that you get with high ABV Dogfish head beers. Plenty of that mint with a bit of chocolate to it and a slight sourness of raspberries. M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. O: Not a very good idea and not very well executed.

Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2011
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a translucent reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of mint, dark choclate, light cherry and hint of roastines. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a cooling finish. Flavors of mint, dark chocolate, light cherry and a hint of roastiness with a smooth cooling lingering chocolate mint finish.

Tmoney99 (14860) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Draft. Poured reddish black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid mint, dark fruit and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy mint, dark fruit and chocolate flavor with a medium mint sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a superb pungent mix of raspberry mash and chocolate, red wine, lactic notes, some light Brett notes. In mouth, sweet raspberry chocolate sunday, alcohol warmth, lactic points, very nice. On tap at Oregon Brewer’s Fest, July 31 2011.

Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Served on draft at the Falls Church Alehouse on 6/10/11. Pours a very dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of mint, chocolate and berries. The taste is mine, berries, chocolate and booze. Medium-full bodied. Too minty. Not a fan of this one.

BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Tap at Falls Church. Pours opaque with a medium, creamy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, dark fruit, cookie), ligh hops (grassy) and average esters (fruity) with notes of mint, tart dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor is moderate malt and tart dark fruit with mint and low bitterness. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a sweet finish.

Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Sample at Gallo’s. The beer is an opaque black color with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma reminiscent of toothpaste, as well as berries and grain. Rather full syrupy body with flavors of mint, raspberry and grainy malt. The finish is mint chocolate with a malt aftertaste. Disjointed and not overly enjoyable overall.

hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2011
On tap at DFH. Poured very dark with a small sized head. Aromas of mint, fruity, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of alcohol, raspberries, and mint. Syrupy and sweet. Had a hard time finishing up a sampler size.

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