Rabbit's Reserve #5 Bitter Hearts - Red Hare Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by alk3kenny:
4.71/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a deep dark black color nice tan creamy head sticks to the glass in layers smell is of roast and hops taste is on point for the style nice hop bitterness in the start and roastted dark malts to finish no alcohol present could easily put a few of these back
Serving type: on-tap
03-18-2013 22:36:51 | More by alk3kenny
More User Reviews:
3.91/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Growler from The Beer Growler near the Red Hare brewery. Pours nearly pitch black with a brownish edge appearing only under bright light. Topped by big, frothy, light brown head. This dies down rather quickly to a durable top coat. An ample amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass.
Aroma: IPA credentials are intact with the powerful aroma of floral and citrus hops, but some roasted malts are there too and bring with them hints of caramel, cherries and dark fruits, plus a faint suggestion of smoky coffee. 9% ABV apparent, rendering this a bit more boozy than ideal. Roasted malts more evident after warming.
T: The dark roasted malts are more prominent in tasting, and the hops are more in balance so that it is not overly bitter. Very rich flavor with a better integration of malt and hops than usual for style (Black IPA). Has a slightly overdone trace of smoke/charcoal. IBU seems notably lower than expected for style or from the hoppy aroma, especially in the finish and aftertaste, but this is not a bad thing. Hints of dark chocolate, expresso, licorice, black pepper, and burnt toast.
M: near full body with soft, low carbonation; no harshness from the high ABV but some warmth; fairly smooth.
O: Despite some reservations, this 'big' beer is a very good black IPA worth seeking out. Unusual for a dark beer, I recommend serving this near refrigerator cold.
Serving type: growler
04-30-2013 01:16:31 | More by chinchill
4.1/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On draft, at Taco-Mac John's Creek, GA.
Served in cold 20 oz mug.
A: Dark pour, inch of head, tannish foam. thick lacing during the drink.
S: Chocolate. Some booze, coffee, but mostly chocolate.
T: Similar to the nose.
M: Bitter (as is the name) and very dry. Nice beer. Don't really feel the alcohol as much as you can smell it.
O: I would buy this for the fridge at home. Would like to try it with a strong flavored meal, as the brewer suggests.
Serving type: on-tap
04-11-2013 17:38:43 | More by watsonmd
Rabbit's Reserve #5 Bitter Hearts from Red Hare Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.