RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
To honor our World Champions at the Cove, we have created a smooth, American black ale brewed with orange zest. A hearty brew for the bleacher bums, gardeners of turf, and patient fans who have endured 54 years of pine-grabbing torture. An adult beverage to salute the bat, the Stick, the rally thong., the crab, the seal, the chickens, the Thrill, the bowties in the office, the golden voices in the booth, and all of the San Francisco legends that helped them get there. We at Moylan’s never stopped believing and we plan to bust this rookie out on opening day for the Ortange and black faithful. WARNING: Do not fear this beer for it will freakishly offer two Cy’s of relief without putting any hair on your face. ARE YOU READY? WELL THEN GRAB A BEER, MEAT!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
Not bad at all. The nose has the twin scents of orange and chocolate malt. Reminds me of those Brit Chocolate Oranges. Flavor is a nice deep, dark but not overpowering malt profile. Tad sweet, but not cloying.

The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2016
August 2016 - Bottle share on level 42, with thanks to Kenny. As ’Moylans Orange & Black Congrats Ale!’. Black with a red hue, foamy brown head. Aroma is earthy, orange, airy roasted malt. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is earthy, dusty, chocolate, touch of soap, orange, dry finish. (3.4)

mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle shared on Level 42 15/08/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a a loose tan head. Aroma is soapy, cedar wood, spicy orange, cinnamon. Flavour is composed of mineral, spicy citrus, orange, dried woody grains, woody tannin. Palate is semi sweet, highish carbonation, mineral, . Pretty unimpressed with this one.

madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
16th August 2016
Level 42 Bottleshare. Almost opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is airy, semi dry and has decent fine carbonation. Soft dark malts, trace of dark chocolate. Tangy orange, some orange peel. Soft finish. Seems more like a flavoured stout, lacks hop punch. It’s fine.

Holmen1 (6571) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2016
Fra fat på Cardinal (sesongåpning Mi2) aug-16: brunsvart med fint skum som varer. Aroma minner om appelsinsjokolade med en spiseskje kaffe. Sursyrlig smak med appelsin, ikke helt modne bringebær og snev av røstet malt. Den endte opp som kveldens eneste hvor meningene rundt bordet var nokså delte eller mellomfornøyde.

Borup (15553) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
Sample at DØE 2016. Dark brown to black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, oranges, caramel, spice, licorice and coffee.

teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle shared at the August Level 42 tasting. Thanks to Ken. It pours a clean brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is tangy woody roasty with bitter grass notes and wood. Taste is also tangy woody roasty with wood melon and lemon peel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, OK

Theydon_Bois (20890) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to Kenny, 16/08/16.
Light black with a decent tan swirl.
Nose is cocoa powder, charr, light spice, earthy berry, light orange peel.
Taste comprises charr, brown bread, light soap dish, orange peel, light pine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness.
Average, a touch overly soapy.

Scopey (15878) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle care of Kenny. It pours darkest brown - black with a medium beige head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, charred wood, dark chocolate, orange peel, cocoa powder, earth and dirt. The taste is smooth, toasty, earthy roast, charred wood, cocoa, earthy, orange peel and earth with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Not a huge amount going on, but easy drinking.

Holmen2 (4132) - NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 15.08.16. Black. Brown head and lacing. Roasted malt and dark caramel in aroma. Similar taste, with orange zest and liquorice.

gunnar (9762) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2016
On tap at Cardinal. Pours black with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of red ripe berries, weak liquorice. Taste is light sweet dark red fruits, cherries, easy drinkable but nothing extra, lack the roasty burnt notes that i like in an BIPA.

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