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Gunpowder Plot - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Gunpowder Plot
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BA SCORE
86
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: julian on 11-07-2011)
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A - Poure a deep dark brown, almost black with a silky smooth dark tan creamy head that lasts through the whole glass.

S - A little nutty and Roasty. Some booze, but not a whole lot.

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A- Super foamy, off-white, milk froth head resting upon a rich black surface. Activity from the nitro pour added to the allure.

S- Fresh, misty bourbon on the nose. Has the powdery smell of chocolate underneath the alcohol, reminiscent of a chocolate factory. Hints of wood chips, mint, and the faintest smell of coffee.

T- Smooth, creamy, chocolatey bourbon, with sweet and sugary flavors resembling ice cream. The creamy bourbon and chocolate combo kept moving my palate towards mint chocolate, especially in the mouthfeel. No detectible bitterness and not a very roasted malt character, more creamy and sugary. As it warmed, I started getting flavors of smooth peanut butter. Yum.

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S: This quite literally smelled like butterscotch. Like Werther's Original in liquid form. There was some alcohol presence and mild bourbon notes, but the butterscotch was more than dominant.

T&M: Taste was mostly toffee and bourbon. Chocolate was subtle but detectable. There was a very slight coffee presence but barely noticeable. This developed a bit more as it warmed. Carbonation was low to medium. Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy.

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Gunpowder Plot from Black Raven Brewing Co.
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