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Maine Beer Company / Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Time I - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 36
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A hoppy American dark ale incorporating New England-grown barley, wheat, rye, and whole cone hops. Special thanks to Valley Malt for malting up the special batch of local Chocolate Rye and Crystal Wheat.

(Beer added by: sk8man121 on 07-18-2012)
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dcguitar, Mar 09, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep opaque dark brown with slight ruby color in the light. Massive khaki head, 4+ fingers.

Nose is coffee, brown sugar, molasses, and some smokiness.

Very earthy and dry, with flavors of espresso, dark chocolate, molasses, but all subtle. None overbearing. Rich, complex hop finish. Strong bitter bite, just a hint of dark fruit.

Very full mouth feel, but quite dry on the whole

A really nice black ale. Probably better fresher (9/15/12), but still quite good, and more suited to the winter months.

dheacck11, Mar 09, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle (09/15/12) poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a pitch black color capped with three big fingers of frothy coffee ice cream colored foam. Head shows good staying power and after several minutes drops towards the surface leaving behind tons of lacing on the glass.

S - Grassy and citrusy hops up front, roasty malts, a touch of root beer, hints of bitter coffee.

T - Lots of coffee...burnt/dark roasted malt, some earthiness, fresh/green grassy hops, low fruity esters.

M - Medium body with a somewhat assertive carbonation - lots of tingle, a bit of foaminess. Lots of burnt, acrid flavors that linger far past the swallow. The intensity of the charcoal effect detracts a bit here.

O - Overall a good black ale. Hops start out strong and give way to the burnt malt aspects on the finish. Fairly drinkable although the burnt nature of the beer is a bit overpowering. Hops show well here too. There is a bit of an off/weird fruity flavor somewhere in the middle that is the biggest detractor...somehow doesn't integrate well for me and is an awkward transition from the grassy hops up front to the burnt malt at the finish.

portia99, Jan 25, 2013
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Maine Beer Company / Lawson's Finest Liquids Collaboration Time I from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.