Prelude Black - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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86
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 02-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by larryi86:
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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a snifter

A- Black with a one finger tan head.

S- Roasted malts, cocoa, dark chocolate, touch of vanilla, some piney hops.

T- Roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of coffee and vanilla, some piney hops, alcohol is noteicable but not overwhelming.

M- Smooth, medium body, a good amount of carbonation.

O- Another good beer from Evolution. Prefer this after it is bourbon barrel aged.

More User Reviews:
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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured an opaque brown-black color, with a small, dense cap of creamy beige head that retained fairly well and left a bit of lacing on the glass. Roasty malts in the nose, some pine and earth, not quite intense enough for this to be compared to a CDA. Taste was solid, dark malts, bready, molasses, lighter notes of earthy and piney hops, and a touch of dried fruit, vaguely pruney. Not an overly distinctive brew, but quite good overall, medium-bodied, pretty smooth and easily drinkable.

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4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery in Salisbury 12/31/14

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3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capone's.

A- Dark brown and a little indigo shades. Red highlights around the edges. A persistent half inch brown sugar thick head sits atop the brew. The glass becomes caked in sticky brown foam as you drink down.

S- Dry cocoa powder, a hint of chocolate syrup. Fairly plain on the nose though.

T- Sweet cocoa flavor followed by very bitter chocolate. Good roasty malts and a bit of strong espresso, real strong in fact. Surprisingly smoky on the backend too.

M- The mouthfeel is lacking for me, to thin and light. low to medium carbonation.

O- If you like cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate this is for you. There's also a bit of smoky flavor in here that I personally welcome. But the mouth needs to be thicker for me to make this a real good brew.

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Prelude Black from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.