Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale - Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Single bottle (best by March 2011) poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Quite black - lets very little light through and only has some hints of brown if you look very closely. Foam died down pretty quickly after pouring - just a thin light tan ring of foam around the edge. Sadly very little lacing.
Smell: Licorice and raisins - maybe something earthy and hint of coffee. Yes, some coffee roasted malts at end.
Taste: Some malt sweetness (caramel?) up front quickly combined with bitterness (hint of coffee) and definitely a fruit finish. I've never had elderberries but I'm guessing that's what I'm tasting here at the end.
Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation on the tongue and it coats the teeth afterwards, but not much else. Definitely a bit thick and goes down fine, but nothing special.
Drinkability: Great for an experience - not an everyday beer nor am I sure if I'll try again. Still glad I tried it though.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2010 22:10:58 | More by damndirtyape
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 477 ratings.