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Heart Of Darkness CDA - Two Beers Brewing Co.

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Heart Of Darkness CDAHeart Of Darkness CDA

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Beers Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: grittybrews on 09-07-2011

67 IBU
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 20
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep cola color with a half finger lighter beige head that settles very quickly,aromas mainly of piney hops,a little dark bread and mild brown sugar is detected but both are on the lighter side.Pine and earthy tones on the palate with brown-sugar-like sweetness lingering into the finish.Not bad but really kinda average for the style,my first try of this brewery and it's not bad.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - Nearly opaque, deep dark brown with a modest bubbly head with nice lacing
S - Very smooth and inviting chocolate, tootsie roll, bread, also tempered by some fruityness like prune and raisin.
T - Light, sweet chocolate up front. Followed eventually by a powerful wall of bitterness which seems to have orange peel and pineapple rind associated with it. Dark rye bread, hard crackers. Extremely faint sense of citrus, maybe pineapple, in the distant aftertaste.
M - Smooth at the start, the beer clings to all areas of the mouth but doesn't feel too syrupy or oily. Bitterness lingers for quite a while after each taste and is a little distracting.
O - A beer with a good start but sort of a confused, uneven finish. Flavors aren't especially satisfying, but it goes down easy and so long as you have the mettle for bitter beers it's really not bad.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours deep brownish black, with slight haze (though completely opaque in the glass), and falls into a heavy tan head. Big coffee aromas, like I should be expecting a coffee stout or imperial stout. And actually, given the mouthfeel and level of roastiness, this could very well be a highly hopped, high gravity, stout, from a West coast brewery. I don't get much of the grapefruity or piney citrus I'd expect from a black IPA, but I do get all the richness and dark fruit (plums, raisins). Very enjoyable, and to be sought out, if not exactly the genre I expected.

This bottle is labeled 6.8% alc/vol and 67 IBUs.

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Well be sure to drink 22 Oz. before you rate...I like this beer, I have to admit I was out sailing for 6 hours teaching others how to sail and I am a bit tired but the Chocolate, date, plum thing comes through. nice chocolate finish with just the right umph...I'm buying more and not enjoying it less.

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2013 bomber into a tulip. 6.8% ABV 67 IBUs

Pours a very dark opaque brown with a nice 1 finger beige head. The smell is hoppy with some good toasty malts. Taste is similar...Good amount of hops with a good amount of bitterness on the back end. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts. Its like a cross between a stout and an IPA, though it doesnt work too well for me. However, this style has never been one of my favorites. Still, not bad. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

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22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours almost pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, floral, light pine, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, and floral/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and roasted notes; but fairly weak on strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pine, floral, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, and floral/roasted earthiness. A moderate amount of pine/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, pine, floral, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice and well balanced hop and roasted malt flavors; with solid complexity and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice black IPA. Good balance of hop and roasted malt flavors with solid complexity; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Heart Of Darkness CDA from Two Beers Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.