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Ebony And Oak - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
73
okay

132 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 23.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 07-28-2013)
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Reviews by DovaliHops:
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DovaliHops

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4.01/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard it's infected, still looking forward to trying it. Once popping the cap. the beer does gush a bit. Beware opening around electronics, such as a computer. Pours black with a medium sized tan head that goes down quickly. Scent is...yep, this beer is infected. I immediately get some lacto notes and tart aromas. There is also quite a bit of cocoa and powdered chocolate. Some wood-like notes with a hint of vanilla. Some raspberries as well, which is weird. It smells like a chocolate covered raspberry beer. Taste is toasty chocolate at first, but immediately turns to tart infection. However, I feel that it really works for this beer. There are subtle bourbon characteristics, but the tartness makes them hard to find. Tart raspberries and oaky vanilla with a ton of chocolate. This beer is damn tasty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and suits this beer well. Drinkability is very high. Overall, it sucks that The Bruery did not achieve what they wanted to with this beer. However, I'm really digging it. It's like Tart of Darkness with much more chocolate and bourbon notes. Higher ABV, less sour, but just as enjoyable. I can honestly say I like the way this beer turned out.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 06:33:48 | More by DovaliHops
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A: poured into a nonic pint to a deep black with a finger of dense tan head that is slow to fade courtesy of the nucleation points on the bottom of the glass. Some lacing but not a lot.
S: Smells faintly sour with notes of chocolate, coffee and wood
T: tartness on the front that yields to some chocolate notes, a whisper of woodyness, some coffee, and a bit more sourness. Swallow brings some vanilla, a bit more tartness and more coffee and chocolate.
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Ebony And Oak from The Bruery
73 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.