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Cowboy In Black - Lonerider Brewing Company

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Cowboy In Black
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BA SCORE
89
very good

21 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 04-29-2013)
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheRougeBastard:
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +12.4%

Picked a bomber based solely on my Infatuation with Black IPA and since I enjoyed Lonerider's Peacemaker and Sweet Josie Brown ales, this was an easy pick...and my only regret is only getting one! This brew was amazing! Poured jet black in a pub glass ending with nice carmel colored head. The aroma suggested mocha coffee with a slight hint of hops! First taste did not disappoint! The aforementioned and highly anticpated mocha-coffee description came through and successfully masked any signs of alcohol leaving only a slightly bitter yet extremely pleasent aftertaste! Lonerider nailed this one!

06-28-2013 00:17:29 | More by TheRougeBastard
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oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev 0%

Pours into a becker nearly jet black except for some deep brown highlights when held to the light,a great looking creamy beige head that settles ever so slowly.Roast and earth mixed with resiny hops in the nose.A full creamy feel makes it glide down very easy.Roasted but not in your face roasted with earthy tones and light chocolate, and brown sugar-like sweetness,the hops make a nice resiny/piny push in the finish.This is a top notch ABA,many are to roasted or the hops are out of balance,this one was great.

05-24-2013 20:30:20 | More by oberon
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LGB362

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-02-2013 14:13:48 | More by LGB362
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-15-2014 23:37:56 | More by Sammy
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +4.6%

On tap at Bottlemixx

A - pitch black with a thick, dense, brown head that has great retetion

S - huge herbal, piny hop aroma with some faint chocolate coming through

T - chocolate, peppery, herbal, piny, roasty, bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a delicious Black IPA. It has a huge flavor. It has balance and drinkability. It has depth. The hops bring a pungent, piny bitterness and the malt offers chocolate and a smooth roastiness. I am very impressed with this beer. It is definitely worth a try.

04-29-2013 00:46:26 | More by tdm168
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Rkaba804

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-17-2014 23:47:36 | More by Rkaba804
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-13-2013 18:58:11 | More by KevinGordon
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-09-2013 14:07:58 | More by oline73
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.8%

06-27-2013 22:41:10 | More by Amedlin18
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, with a tall, foamy, chunky, dark brown head. Hops aromas explode out of the glass on the pour. On closer inspection, you get a heavy roasted coffee and chocolate character, resinous and piney hops, earthy notes, and hints of char. Very solid and balanced nose. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with a solid punch of smoke and coffee, bittersweet chocolate in the backbone, and a hefty dose of resinous, bitter, pitchy hops characteristics. Highlights of grapefruit and grassy notes, as well. This brings out the guns on both sides, malt and hops, to provide an extremely full, balanced palate. Smooth, light bodied, with a roasted coffee and pine sap aftertaste. The finish has a heavy roast linger on an otherwise smooth, slightly frothy feel. This is a beast, but with high drinkability. Solid!

06-26-2014 00:57:09 | More by GarthDanielson
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-08-2014 18:45:26 | More by Boone757
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-18-2013 11:17:49 | More by RedneckBeerz
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

Appearance: The tan head mushrooms above the fudge brown liquid; webs of lacing are left behind

Smell: More roasty malt than piney hops, but a nicely balanced aroma nonetheless

Taste: Opens with a very roasty character, bringing chocolate and charred campfire ash; by mid-palate, there is a fruity development, with some piney hops adding bitterness; the finish verges more on the bitter than the roast, marking the end of a nice progression

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice ABA that manages to find just the right balance between the roasty malt and the piney hops

07-05-2013 23:06:16 | More by brentk56
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

07-01-2013 01:48:34 | More by BigGingDrinker
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LoneriderDerek

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +22%

05-14-2014 19:24:44 | More by LoneriderDerek
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%

Served on tap at Sam's in Durham. Poured into a Lonerider pint glass.

Pours a pitch black color with absolutely no head. May have had to do with the amount of pressure the tap had, though. Smell is hoppy, though not that big. Decent smell. Taste is pretty bland to be honest, black IPAs are always weird to me. They arent that hoppy and never have much flavor. It's a decent black IPA. Mouthfeel is smooth, easy to drink. I downed the pint in a hurry. Medium/light body. Medium/light carbonation.

Overall a decent beer, don't go running to this one though.

05-10-2013 22:59:34 | More by Axnjxn
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Myke


4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-10-2014 19:46:55 | More by Myke
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McAndrew

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-29-2013 21:46:16 | More by McAndrew
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

06-25-2013 01:47:01 | More by tommyguz
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NCBeerFan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-02-2013 22:13:31 | More by NCBeerFan
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-12-2013 18:26:22 | More by Bonko_the_sane
Cowboy In Black from Lonerider Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.