Ebony And Oak - The Bruery
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Reviews by DovaliHops:
4.01/5 rDev +26.9%
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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2.7/5 rDev -14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
750ml bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a deep dark brown, near black, with a huge fluffy dark brown head that slowly faded into a thin bubbly film that left wispy patches of lace.
S: Sweet notes of chocolate syrup, molasses, and fresh bourbon dominate alongside vanilla and hints of caramel and sour cherry infection.
T: Infection dominates with flavors of sour cherry pits, but sweet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and brown sugar, caramel, and molasses poke through. The finish is tart and lightly acidic, and the aftertaste is sweet and gritty with barrel tannins.
M: Fluffy ample carbonation, medium body, airy and smooth mouthfeel. Infection tartness isn't out of control but it is tart and sour.
O: Tastes like this would have been a great beer had the infection not set in. Shame, I didn't even finish a glass. Most of the bottle went into the slow cooker with a pork shoulder though. Let's see how it turns out.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2013 04:26:08 | More by scottfrie
Ebony And Oak from The Bruery
74 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.