Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale - Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 11.2 oz slender Euro style bottle with a “Best before end” date on the label.
Appearance: Black as night with a thin, almost wispy, tan lace that has a decent retention.
Smell: Earthy with a sweet-tart fruitiness and a soft sweetness from the oats and barley, charred wood comes to mind also.
Taste: Silky smooth with a moderate carbonation, medium to full bodied and a slick mouth feel make this brew slide down the throat easier. Sweet-tart fruitiness of lemon and wild berries come through though are mild. Maltiness throws both sweetness and roasted flavours with a charred wood and earthy flavour that are more in contrast to the sweetness. A softness from the oats is noticeable with a mild sweetness also. Hops are light yet balancing, alcohol is deceiving with faint esters towards the end. That same woodiness flows into the finish and helps with the drying effect.
Notes: Eclectic and complex with a juicy sweet-tart fruitiness within, I’d put this in my dessert beer category and pair this one with chocolaty and / or fruity desserts. Certainly a specialty brew and nothing less.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2002 18:55:15 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Dark almost opaque, with a slight dark red tinge when held to the light. Creamy beige head. Sexy lacing.
S: Bog, toasted malt, chocolate, earthy. Much like a stout.
T: Toasty, earthy, dark malts, stout like, a certain amount of dark berry flavour, and the elderberry is evident when drunk slowly over the tongue with some air infusion. The finnish has the crisp yet bitter finnish of elderberry.
M: Slightly coridial like, minimally syrupy or sticky, with medium to low carbonation.
O: Does what it says: Elderberry and it delivers. I would think of it like a porter or stout in its scents and flavours. Worth a try, and would go well with elderberry pie.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 01:19:13 | More by patre_tim
Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale from Williams Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.