Naparbier / Evil Twin Brewing Dark Raven

Brewed by Naparbier
Style: Stout
Noain, Spain


on tap

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 7, 2017
A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, bread, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, bread, and caramel, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1884) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2016
So, Im once again sitting in front of the lit fire place in our mountain cabin, its dark outside, the kids are asleep (including my youngest, Ravn) and Ive opened the third book in the Raven Rings series and a bottle of Dark Raven. So much for blind tasting. It looks close to black in the glass, a beautiful 3 mm of beer, crowned by 13 cm of tan foam. Slightly over-carbonated in other words. Strong aroma of dark roasted malt, burnt toast, dark caramel, chocolate and burnt sugar, and hints of dark dried fruits. Strong flavour that follows the aroma. Light sweet taste with a light to moderate bitter taste. Light-bodied, a bit watery texture with a dry finish, and the over-carbonation doesnt help much on the mouthfeel. Nevertheless, Dark Raven is a nice beer (but I think I like The Raven Rings #3 better).
[33 cl bottle, from Meny Grnland, Oslo]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2936) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
330ml bottle from the Clove Hitch, Liverpool. Black in colour with a frothy beige foam head and aroma of roast, coffee, cocoa. Taste is bready malt, roasted, coffee, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, some brown sugar and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roasted bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3593) - Mostery, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
0,33 l flaske. Svart kropp med hyt lysebrunt skum. Vanilje og rstede noter i nesa. Myk og fyldig i munnen. St og rstet smak med innslag av vanilje og eik. God ettersmak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3864) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
lichte gusher tijdens het openen, schenkt in met enorm veel koolzuur, zwart met volle bruine kraag. aroma van koffie, chocolade, mout, geroosterd, licht zuur, niets mis mee tot zo ver. smaken van chocolade, melkchocolade, geroosterde mout, cacao, vanille, gebrand, alcohol, scherpe peper, poederachtig, neigt iets naar een droge poederachtige cacao porter, iets dun van textuur, helaas teveel mondvullende co2, verder redelijke body, smaakvol voor zon low alcohol stout, prima...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2845) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle from Gulating Lrenskog enjoyed at home
Pours dark, black in glass, enourmos massive huge head!!! Smell of roasted malts, some coffee, soil, some dark fruits and ash. Moderate sweet, toast, roast, ash, dark malts, coffee. Moderate bitter finish, earthy hops. Quite enjoyable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (2207) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 13, 2016
Tasted couple of months ago. I remember lots of carbonation and big head. Also watery mouthfeel. The beer didnt strike me as intense or delicious at all. Something I will not buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (2865) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Zwarte kleur met een mega schuimkraag. Fles in een.kwartier leeggeschonken. Ruikt zoetig, fruitig, koffie, vanille. Smaakt vanille, karton, beetje fruitig. Beetje dun. Aparte smaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - DEC 19, 2015
33 cl bottle. Light gusher. Black with a massive brown fluffy head. Sour berries, roasted malts. Sour, dry, bitter finish. Watery to oily. Overly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - DEC 12, 2015
Very dark brown color, huge brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt notes. Taste is similar. Strong dry dark fruits feel, light chocolate notes. Dull and kinda unpleasant. Yeah, not the biggest fan of this one.

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