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The Barbaric Yawp - Blackrocks Brewery

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 24
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 5 | FT: 2
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Bung on 05-10-2014

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 24
Photo of StoutHunter
3.7/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Blackrocks Brewery's The Barbaric Yawp for $9.45 last month at Boyne Country Provisions. I've been meaning to try this beer and I'm interested to see how it stacks up, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A- The label looks good, it goes well with the name and it's eye catching. It poured a slightly muddy brown that let just a little light in that gave it a crimson like color and it had a finger and half worth of bubbly tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left just a little bit of patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking Scotch Ale, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that has a light brown sugar like aroma to it with the dark fruits being the first to show up with a nice plum aroma along with some other dark fruits. Up next there's a slight creamy flavor followed by the malts with some caramel malts, sweet malts, and light smoked malt aroma with a little more fruit yeast showing up towards the end. This beer has a pretty nice aroma that has most of the things that I look for in the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of brown sugar sweetness with the dark fruits being the first to show up and they have more of brighter and juicier aspect to them this time. Up next comes the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with a little bit of a bready aspect showing up. On the finish there's hardly bitterness with a little bit of sweetness taking it's place with some a dark fruit and malty aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, but I think the balance could be a little better.

M- Smooth, a little crisp, a little watery, medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was decent, but I wish it wasn't a little watery with more of chewy mouthfeel.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a nice example of the style, it had almost all the aspect that I look for in the style and it made for a nice beer, but I thought it was still just a little rough around the edges. it had decent drinkability, the alcohol was well hidden, but one glass is enough for me, I don't feel the urge to have another one. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, it was pretty nice and true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel, it was lacking a little with the wateryness. I don't think I would buy this beer again, it's easy to find a better example of the style. I can't say it's a must try beer, but if your really into the style it's worth a try. All in all I liked it, but I didn't love it, it's not bad at all, but it just isn't own the same level as some of the better example of the style. It's not my favorite Blackrock beer, and it's above average for the style. Nice job guys this is a solid Scotch Ale. (3,027 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark brownish red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving large patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet malts and toffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of toffee along with notes of caramelized malts.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. As the beer warms up, it starts to become a little sticky. No alcohol is perceptible.
O: This beer doesn't seem to be as heavy and sticky compared to other beers in the style, which made it easier to drink. (660 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, raisin, plum, biscuit, light nuttiness, light chocolate, light smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malts and moderate fruity/earthy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown bread, toffee, raisin, plum, light chocolate, light nuttiness, light smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, raisin, plum, light chocolate, light nuttiness, light smoke, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and fairly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice scotch ale style. All around good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. (1,507 characters)

The Barbaric Yawp from Blackrocks Brewery
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