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Raven - Thornbridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%


Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 02-24-2010)
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Reviews by John_Henry:
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John_Henry

Japan

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely dark colour with a solid light brown head that is retained well leaving good lacing. The hops come threw on the nose, but not half as much as on the pallet. I'd guess NZ hops which have a great tang to them without being too bitter.

Listed as a black IPA, which is a great style, this could however equally be listed as a hoppy porter. Either way a great bear well worth hunting out.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 16:13:14 | More by John_Henry
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psm90

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-29-2014 00:15:50 | More by psm90
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-22-2014 23:18:21 | More by afsdan
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-07-2014 03:20:59 | More by Sammy
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craftbeersweden

Sweden

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A black IPA in a 500ml bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden.

Clear, black beer with a one finger high withe foam.

Smell of chocolate, orange, pine, grass, tropical fruit and rosted malt.

Taste: Rosted malt, a little bit of coffee, chocolate, grapefruit, peach and hops.

Medium body and small but right carbonation. Great bitterness. A really good beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 23:48:30 | More by craftbeersweden
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-25-2014 13:00:55 | More by wl0307
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-24-2014 19:52:12 | More by HopStoopid120
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magnusdave

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-16-2014 20:20:28 | More by magnusdave
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-08-2014 15:44:15 | More by Beer-Ed
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Ed37

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-04-2014 11:48:09 | More by Ed37
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-23-2014 13:52:56 | More by Schmoog
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-13-2014 12:43:26 | More by Stinger80OH
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.75/5  rDev +17%

01-02-2014 08:41:55 | More by hansavijaticar
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-30-2013 15:36:15 | More by rudabegga9
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

2.15/5  rDev -47%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Thornbridge Wild Raven.

Pours with a nice dark brown, almost black color, and a decent beige head.
The strong aroma my nose picked up were roasted malts with some coffee as well.
The taste was likewise roasted plus some coffee. The bitterness was very strong, much too strong for my liking.
Overall, this beer was too heavy, too strong and too bitter. Not really good IMO.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 18:45:21 | More by MarkoNm
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-23-2013 23:20:18 | More by pathman
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-cask 11/20/2013 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large dense off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, chocolate, citrus and hops.

T: The taste starts out very creamy with bitter sweet flavors of chocolate, coffee and citrus followed by a roasted malt character. The hops presence is a bit subdued but still brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: A little crisp and very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

Serving type: cask

11-21-2013 16:46:41 | More by TheManiacalOne
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leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-17-2013 08:37:34 | More by leitmotif
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heygeebee

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

From Beer Cartel. BB 05 2014

A - black with whitish one finger head. Spotty clingy lace.

S and T - similar being a more earthy IPA style than the floral US style backed with the coffe and choc dark roasts. Grape fruits yes but not to the fore. Hint lychee, from a hop I cannot name but I recognise.

M - lightly carbonated and very smooth

O - what you might expect from Thornbridge, as in a more restrained attempt at style and really slap in their style bracket. Drinkability up with zestiness and sharpness down making it all the more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 09:46:14 | More by heygeebee
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-13-2013 20:21:24 | More by Ciocanelu
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maxk

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-13-2013 00:29:10 | More by maxk
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dcmchew

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-10-2013 19:51:42 | More by dcmchew
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-08-2013 01:09:54 | More by Sturmthis
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-26-2013 03:59:22 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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The_GrassHOPper

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

10-20-2013 22:49:59 | More by The_GrassHOPper
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Raven from Thornbridge Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.