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Ebony And Oak - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

116 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 23.51%


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 scottfrie:
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scottfrie

California

2.7/5  rDev -15.4%
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
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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.
M: somewhat light in the mouth but still pretty moderate. carbonation is a little prickly but not overly so. Finish is slightly drying but not a lot.
O: Overall, it isn't what they intended but it isn't terrible. The tartness wasn't overpowering and I didn't end up sacrificing to the sink when I removed the cap. It has some good stout flavors with just a bit of tartness to ruin the day. It didn't lean too heavy toward the sour overpowering everything else and it also didn't have enough gusto with the stout to keep the tartness at bay so I really don't know what to make of it. I've drank worse and I'd like to see how this would have tasted if things would have gone right.

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Ebony And Oak from The Bruery
74 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.