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Weez - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

404 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%


Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ToasterChef on 06-13-2013)
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottled on 12-31-13

Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears pitch black and completely opaque in the glass without even the slightest hint if lighter color. There's a two finger, frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.

Dank, earthy aroma with prominent resinous, oily hops along with grassy pine needle, a touch of citrus and a slightly smokey, dark malt backbone. Underneath the earthy hops, the smokey element of the malt bill gives off a very subtle phenolic presence but it isn't very distracting or unpleasant. Some liquid smoke and charcoal along with dark chocolate, oatmeal, robust coffee bean and sweeter, dessert-like malt character. The malts begin to overpower the hops as it warms but the nose remains complex and inviting.

On the fuller end of medium body with slight viscosity and soft carbonation. Very dry and bitter up front with the earthy hops and charred malt flavors playing off of each other. Strong sticky, resinous hop flavor up front with grass, pine and spruce tip but it's missing the subtle citrus presence found in the nose. The hops are countered by a deeply roasted dark malt backbone that is somewhat acrid and nearly burnt tasting. The smoke presence is a bit stronger than in the aroma with hints of ash, charcoal and burnt toast along with used coffee grinds, oatmeal and dark chocolate. This beer has a decent balance of hops and malt but tastes very one dimensional with a ton of tongue scraping, dry bitterness and overwhelming roast. Needs a lot more sweetness to balance things out. Overall, this isn't a terrible beer but it's boring, a bit harsh and tough to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 06:35:56 | More by corby112
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Dark with a big hunka dark beige foam. Smells like menthol and roast malt. Tastewise roast malt is complimented by lemony menthol. Some grapefruit. Very watery, Weez doesn't really catch on the tongue. Minimal bitter. Balanced though I'm not sure that's what you want from this style.

I believe that Another One and Weez are the same hop bill but AO is a traditional IPA and Weez is a black IPA. Interesting that AO shows off lemony citrus hop characteristics and Weez displays lemony menthol hops.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 01:14:03 | More by donkeyrunner
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Bicyclette

New Hampshire

3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not my fave from Maine Beer Co.

A rich, deep, brown-black with a golden off-white foam... This beer's malt gives a burnt toast char aftertaste that just doesn't suit me. But, the fragrance is great and the mouthfeel, while a little lighter than I'd expected... has active little bubbles that keep it far from feeling flat.

Hops are still present. Maine Beer Co loves to showcase their hops.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 20:29:20 | More by Bicyclette
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gueuzeonhigh

Maine

3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A beautiful pour: Nicely sculptured head, voluptuous lacing, dark color.

Mild nose perhaps a hint of toasted malt.

Flavor-- it comes on with exuberance but fades rapidly to a blank slate.. I wondered where everything went --- and so quickly!

It's got the beginnings of a nice ale-- that fruity hops and bitterness. The beer's dark in color but no real "weight" of anything toasted or baked-- or even half-baked. But it's flavor character-- something about it from it's initial debut on my pallet to it's short finish left me in a quandary-- I suddenly reminisce about Maine Beer Co's other libations.

Mouthfeel is good-- not outstanding, or noteworthy but it's good.

Overall I think this beer is wonderful and I could easily tank a quart right here an now with great satisfaction. Then again if I could tank a quart of any of MBCo's brews this one might just be a first course and I'd find myself welded to my seat by a different brew.
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Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:51:19 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a stein

Beautiful , huge four finger tan foam cap . Big and frothy. Puffy lacings on the glass as it settles down. Pitch black liquid...who knows what lurks in the darkness?

Aroma of pine with a hint of citrus.

Hops forward, bit of coffee malt. Bitter finish, not too sharp. Medium mouthfeel.

Recommended by my local beer shop, I gave it a try. Did not know what I was trying as the label said "ale." It is a black ale with a good dose of hops. I tried it, but, not my type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 02:14:25 | More by WunderLlama
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle poured into an oversized snifter. Bottled 6/11/2013, so it's a little old. I had Maine Another One a couple of days prior to this review.

Appearance - My experience with Another One yielded a small puddle on my counter from overflow, so I was careful with this pour. Nonetheless, the mocha head was enormous. Two fingers atop a black beer that in total completely filled my CBS snifter. Great retention. Lacing forms rings inside the glass.

Smell - Bright citrus, lots of dark roasted malts. Loads of coffee. Cuts into the citrus. Perhaps muting some of the orange and tropical notes, yielding more of a grassy hop aroma.

Taste - Again it's a battle of hops and dark malts, never quite in harmony. Grapefruit and grassy herbal hopes with an almost burnt coffee flavor. The malt flavor lacks a little bit of depth. No sweetness to it. Slightly smokey notes. Mild bitter finish, as much from malt as from hop.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, dropping off to medium light in the finish. Not quite rich enough for what it's trying to do.

Overall - I expected some really great things after enjoying the dickens out of Another One. This just didn't impress me anywhere near as much. Also not as enjoyable as Collaboration Time.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 02:54:17 | More by Alieniloquium
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle poured into 4 Hands tulip

Deep black pour with a thick, frothy khaki colored head resting on top. Copious amounts of lacing coat the glass while drinking, strong retention. Pine and roasted dark malts in the nose with cocoa powder, soft bitterness and chocolate sweetness. Bitter and hoppy up front, quickly tempered by the heavier malt profile. Chocolate, molasses, cocoa, roasted malt and soft warmth. Touches of pine and citrus towards the finish. Creamy medium body, nice carbonation, a bit dry on the tongue.

Hoppy dark ales have never been a true favorite style of mine - while this was still tasty I don't see dropping $8+ on another bottle anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 14:33:43 | More by xnicknj
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Treebs

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in Pretty Things wine glass. Bottled 6/11/13. Thanks to BenTenison for the brew!

A: Pours a black color with a tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick collar that leaves some sticky sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Big hops up front. Citrusy and fruity with a dry, roasty malt body. Light chocolate note with a

T: Roasted malts with a light piney hop body. Light citrus fruit notes. Dry and slightly chalky in nature. Little bready sweetness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a medium plus carbonation level. Sweet, chalky and dry finish.

O: Solid black ale overall. I liked the concept MBC did with Another One and this beer. Interesting take on recipes for sure, but I'm still not the biggest fan of the black ale style. Mostly become to dry for my liking. This one straddles that line ever so slightly.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 00:50:08 | More by Treebs
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hefty pour into a chalice. Bottled on 6/11/13.

Don’t let the color of this beer fool you. Wonderful aroma. I can inhale this one all night and the color and the head are great. But the taste does not match. Needs more of a malty backbone, some sweetness for balance. This is no Sublimely Self Righteous or Wookey Jack.

A – Pours brown with a mousy light brown 3-finger lasting head. A nice sticky lacing.

S – Floral hoppiness, sweetness, faint pepper.

T – Hoppy bitterness, unbalanced like an IPA, some roastiness, but minimal malitness.

MF – Medium light bodied, dry finish, but not necessarily a lasting bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 02:04:06 | More by Sludgeman
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just finished Another One, so time to do this back to back. Not expecting a lot since I'm not a huge fan of American Black Ales, but we'll see. Bottled 09/03/13 same as Another One.

A darker mocha colored 2 finger fluffy head similar to Another One but darker colored, fades semi slowly with nice lacing, pitch black beer with no light coming through.

Nose brings a lot more of the dark malts, little mocha and roast, a little fresh coffee and roast, little dark powdered cocoa mix aroma, lots of black malt too. Hops are there but not much, they are drowned out by the dark malts and roast, the hops that come out are more on the spicy chewy side, amazing how the same hops can take a completely different perspective depending on how the malts mask or complement it. The deeper I nose a slight hint of a citrus and fruity hop character come through, a hint of pineapple interestingly, and some fluffy nougat.

Taste brings chocolate, dark malts, powdered cocoa, baker's choc, and a little black malt to start. A little creamy, and some light caramel and nougat, but not a lot of either, with touch of roast and coffee. Then Hops come through a lot more than the nose, but again the spicy chewy aspect of the hops. Again amazing how different the hops taste than on Another One. The nice tropical fruits, resin, and citrus really get masked by the dark malts, and the spicy chewy hops shine through with help from the tannins of the dark roasty malts. I eventually get a little citrus, a mild floral hop, touch of rind, and a little generic fruit but not much, and it's hard to get any of that. The caramel comes out a bit more as it warms, as well as a bit of orange peel citrus hop. Finish is dry but not as dry as Another One, a little sticky like, quite bitter and about the same overall bitterness, long lingering bitterness, hint of pine but mostly spicy and chewy.

Mouth is med bod, a little creamy, decent carb almost fluffy.

Overall not bad for a black IPA, nice malts, the hops get a little in the way of it, and the malts get in the way of the hops, so overall again I think this is a completely flawed style, and this shows why. Two different beers, same hops, different malts, the wheat and light malt beer in the Another One was awesome and the hops brought resin, tropical fruit, juicy generic fruit, floral aroma, very nice hop character. The dark malts drown out the nice part of the hops, and contrast what comes through from the nice hops, and brings out the less interesting parts of the hops, just not nearly as tasty.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 02:38:00 | More by jlindros
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a true pint, the beer is a dark, muddled, ruby-brown coloring with a tall, frothy, big bubbled, light brown head. Aromas of floral and resiny hops characteristics, with a piney highlight, as well as heavy roast and subtle char profiles. Very balanced smell, with a dark, richly sweet ribbon tucked away in there as well. Flavors are hop forward, bitter and resiny, with a blast of citrus tart and sweet, also. Roasty and tangy sweet backbone. Hints of smoke throughout. The body is light and smooth, doing a good job supporting the robust flavors. Decent lacing left on the glass. The aftertaste is bitter hops and grapefruit tartness, well balanced and blended. Slightly bitter, slick, lingering finish. Very tasty, and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 23:28:14 | More by GarthDanielson
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far333

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black and opaque with a light brown frothy and foamy head that lingers long with lumpy moguls on top. Low aroma of dark malt and hops. Rich flavor of roasty malt with accompanying bitterness contribution, a bit ashy, hops accompany well and do not overpower, good balance. Big fat legs and rings of lace line the glass. Rich and full and round mouthfeel. Roasty hop bitterness lingers. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 00:15:32 | More by far333
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joe1510

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml Bottle

Bottled 8/6/13
Drank 10/16/13

Thanks again for the big ol' sampling of Maine Beer Co goodies, facesnorth! A tilt of the bottle releases a chestnut brown beer that appears more like black coffee when filling the glass. The chocolatey brown head forms slowly but before I know it fills as much glass space as the body and has no intention of retreating. Big puffy lacing clings tightly to the glass as it finally does settle. Maine Beer Co. sure knows how to brew a good looking beer.

The malt profile is tough for me to dissect as complex and well balanced as it smells. Soft coffee, black bread, and smooth dark chocolate come together. Clean alcohol adds a welcomed spiciness. Bright pine shows up with a hoppy bite and grapefruit pith adds a touch of fruitiness. There's even a little hazelnut coming forward with warming. I'm not usually a black IPA guy but Weez is smelling good.

A very mild astringency hits quick and fades just as fast before the main characters of robust pine, black bread, and dark chocolate kick in mid-palate. A quick flash of pithy grapefruit kicks in before the swallow and the finish is lightly roasted coffee, hazelnut and bitter pine that followed through from the middle. That quick astringency takes a little something away but the overall flavor is welcomed.

Weez is rich, velvety and smooth. The body itself feels substantial but is actually only moderate in weight and very easy to drink. The pine bitterness grows over time and gets me a little fatigued when combined with the roast but a 500ml fits just fine.

Yet another well made beer by the folks up at Maine Beer Co., Weez. Like I said above, I'm not a normally a black IPA guy but this one fits the bill nicely with a complex malt profile and bright hoppiness. I'd give Weez another go if it was available in my area. Thanks, Ryan!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 02:05:50 | More by joe1510
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a tumbler.

A: Black. Pours a 2 finger, tight, frothy, brown head. Settles very slowly, leaving a thick persistent foam blanket and a thick persistent beer ring.

S: Earthy malt, dark chocolate, and a distinct nutty tone.

T: Bitter roasted nuts with a little black licorice.

M: Hearty and roasty, with a bitter finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is really strong. Great persistent head, and thick persistent lacing. Nose is Earthy and malty with nuts and dark chocolate. Bitter nutty character. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 04:51:36 | More by bmwats
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I didn't know this was a black ale until I poured it into my snifter. I think if I had known it was a black ale I would have passed; I'm not that big a fan of the style.

The beer was black with a thick tan head. There was a good deal of lace.

Aroma of piney hops and chocolate.

Ditto for the taste. Pine and chocolate.

Pretty hop forward.

Good example of the style, just not my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 22:00:30 | More by lordofthewiens
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 8/19/13

Bottle dated 8/6/13

Appearance: Dark, dark brown, bordering on black - pours with a big, thick, creamy, dark tan/light brown head - eventually fades to a smaller, yet still solid cap (not as impressive as Another One, but still impressive) - leaves some nice streaks and blobs of lacing

Smell: Burnt, charred malts and burnt, charred citrus and pine - supposedly this has the same hops as Another One, but they are really muted by the burnt - burnt, charred grains and toast - straight-up chocolate malts, with some dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, and semisweet chocolate - burnt citrus rinds, pine needles, and burnt tropical fruits - some earthy, grassy, herbal, and minty notes

Taste: Follows the aroma with a lot of burnt and a lot of citrus - burnt, charred chocolate malts, char, dark chocolate, baker's chocolate, burnt toast, burnt grains - burnt pine, with some resin - burnt citrus rinds and some burnt tropical notes - herbal, grassy, earthy - some sweetness, with burnt molasses

Mouthfeel: Medium body, somewhat creamy, nicely carbonated, finishes burnt and dry, kind of dirty

Overall: Points deducted for not being called Weezy, for not being endorsed by Lil Wayne, and for not being purple drank

This is a very good black IPA, but it doesn't quite have the charm of Another One. The hop profile works better with lighter malts. This is still definitely worth a try, though.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 06:54:42 | More by angrybabboon
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emerge077

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 090313

Poured black with a dense head of creamy tan foam. Long lasting lace, sticky in the glass. Extended head retention as well.

Mild roasty aroma, light trace of ash, lightly piney hop oils.

Taste is roasty and moderately bitter, piney hops linger into the dry aftertaste. Creamy and fairly substantial in body. Char lingers momentarily in the middle, fading into bitter resinous hops. Overall it's good for what it is, but for the price I'll keep drinking Wookey Jack.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 02:02:10 | More by emerge077
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a globe. Bottling date of 8/6/13 means this is 13 days old at time of consumption.

A: Dim lighting, but it looks to be a muddy dark brown. The rocky tan head is doggedly persistent and retains extremely well. Lacing coats the glass and sticks everywhere.

S: Hop aromas of pine and tangerine. Perhaps a bit of melon and kiwi thrown in as well. Malt base contributes scents of soot and bittersweet chocolate, maybe a touch of brown bread.

T: Soot and char build on the attack. smokey, acrid edge. Bitter black coffee and dark chocolate. citrusy hops interject sharply and cut through the robust malt flavors. Tangerine and white grapefruit pith. Subtle pine, hints of lemon. Spike of alcohol toward the back, pineapple and tropical esters. Bittersweet chocolate, soft charcoal, and fading piney hops on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Ultra lush and creamy. Low carbonation, but just enough.

O: A good stab at a still developing style. It drinks very smoothly and strikes a nice balance between malt and hop.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 22:40:40 | More by ryan1788a5
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, resinous, tropical fruits and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, pine, tropical fruits, caramel and a light bitter finish. Medium body. Slightly dry. Average carbonation. Good Black IPA. A tad watery on the finish, but well balanced and drinkable aplenty.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 23:32:21 | More by jbaker67
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Bendurgin

Maine

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip. This one pours a dark brown with about two inches of thick light brown head.

Lots of great hop notes in the aroma. Citrus and grapefruit with some grassy and pine notes too! Slight notes of roasted malt in the background. A bit more of a mellow hop profile than the aroma indicated. Citrus and pine with more of a dark malt presence. Real tasty!

The body is medium with expected amounts of carbonation. Overall this one is tasty! Glad to see a new one from these guys anytime!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 00:26:09 | More by Bendurgin
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9oz bottle that was bottled on 080613. Pours a pitch black color with 2+ inches of frothy, light brown head. Tons of lacing. Aromas of sweet grapefruit, citrus hops, smoke and chocolate. The taste is more of the chocolate and smoke than the citrus hops, which is the exact opposite of the aroma. Earthy with lots of dark chocolate bitterness. Some grapefruit sprinkled in here and there. Dark roast black coffee and espresso at the finish. Lots of malt flavor. Heavily carbonated. Most of the bitterness here doesn't come from the citrus hops but rather the dark chocolate and espresso. The smell made me believe this was going to be a lot hoppier than it was. Overall, pretty good Black IPA that I'd say tastes more like a Porter than the recent run of hoppy Black Ales.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 23:39:39 | More by PicoPapa
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

thanks thechrislife for this

pours dark black, huge cocoa head just lifted over the glass. thick lacing and retention. had no idea this was dark until i poured it.

light citrus and grapefruit with plenty of charcoal and roast. a bit of a sweet nuttiness

very heavy on the roasted malt. charred through out with some bitter dark chocolate and espresso or french roast. citrus is lighter here, roasted malt being more dominant.

body is light for a 7%, easy drinking. sweet and simple

this and Another One are the same hops with different grains. i found the hops being far more dominant in Another One. this is like a hoppy stout, and in a great way.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 23:39:01 | More by hooliganlife
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: pours a deep brown, almost black, with two fingers of khaki head, solid lace.

S: bitter piney hops up front with some citrus. As it warms, some coffee and chocolate malt come through. Pleasant all around.

T: citrus fruit, grapefruit and orange up front. Some pine and grass, nice bitterness and a bit of malty sweetness.

M: medium bodied with mild bitterness and a clean finish. Easy drinking and pleasant.

O: a great black ipa that's worth seeking out. The price is a bit steep but a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 00:46:35 | More by Mikecap
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 080613.

Pours deep brown/ black with a huge froth of tan head.

Nose is clean earthy hops with a roasty malt note.

Flavor is crisp and clean for a black IPA. The roasty quality of the malt bill comes at the finish, leaving plenty of time and space for the IPA-ness to impress up front. A really great tasting brew, unlike any other Black Ale I have had.

Mouthfeel is really light and easy, considering the big malt that must have gone into that black body. No stripping quality from the hops.

Overall, I really like this one. Drinkability is very high, and so is complexity, a rather unusual situation.

Now, on to try "Another One".

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 02:43:38 | More by ghostwalker
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours pretty damn dark. Light can muster up much against the body. Head is a big, jagged mass of tan fluff. Loads of lacing.

S-Quite toasty. There is some char and a thick, piney hop aroma. Some subtle, fruity and floral hop notes.

T-I actually enjoyed the flavor more. The mixture of hop and roast is quite tasty. It finishes with a bitter coffee and chocolate flavor duo. The hops come off mostly with piney flavor. I find the dark, roasty flavors to have more of a presence than the hops.

M-Lighter. More of an IPA body than a Porter. I think that's pretty neat. Its pretty drinkable. Medium carbonation. Bitter from the burnt malt and the hops.

O/D-Pretty neat. My interest and enjoyment of Black IPAs has waned but this one is a treat.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 19:58:50 | More by VelvetExtract
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Weez from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.