Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale - Williams Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by liamt07:
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from the LCBO giftpack, 330ml into a tulip. Best before December 2012.
Pours a deep dark violet, bordering on black but some deep shades of red come through in the light. Finger or so of bubbly mocha head sit atop this, a bit of sticky lace and mild retention. Nose has some roast, toasted/lightly burnt breads, some berry notes (elderberries I'll presume). Hints of chocolate and cocoa. Taste has more roast notes, dark malts, milk chocolate and subtler berry notes than the nose had presented. Slight metallic and smoke. Mouthfeel is medium, with a relatively low carbonation - similar to almost all of the other beers in this pack, but this doesn't detract from the experience at all, and almost makes this somewhat creamy. Although categorized as a gruit/herbed ale, this could pass as a black ale as well and is certainly much better than several I've had from that style. Nice.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2011 03:36:00 | More by liamt07
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.