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Shadow's Wild Black - Anheuser-Busch

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BA SCORE
62
poor

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 31.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012)
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Photo of zeff80
2.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Poured out a clear, purplish brown color with a two-finger, white head of bubbly foam. The short lived head left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of blackberry -- real blackberry, at least.

T - It tasted of blackberries. Nice and tart. There is some spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied brew with a dry finish.

O - This is better than the blue and the red. Still it isn't something I'll drink again.

Photo of Bsj91
2/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
2/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of DMarlinJ
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Kubrickx
3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of crobinso
2.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jamesrange62
5/5  rDev +96.9%

Photo of soupieman
1.5/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of AllHailBeercules
2/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jagada
4.25/5  rDev +67.3%

Photo of MrDanno96
2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours very dark with purple hues when held to light. Some spotty lacing and only about have a finger of fizzy head.

S: Grape soda (or, I guess in this case, blackberry soda). That is really the only aroma I get. Doesn't smell like beer at all.

T: This isn't beer. It tastes like grape soda. I like grape soda, so this tastes good to me. But as far as beers go, this does not taste like beer.I wouldn't be surprised if this was brewed with no hops.

M: Thin and spritzy, like carbonated water or soda. I can't believe it is 8% abv, though. The alcohol is hidden incredibly well.

O: I know it's a fruit beer, but even fruit beers should have some beer characteristics. I think you could give this to someone and tell them it is soda and they would believe you. It would pair well with blueberry, grape, or blackberry pie and could be interesting to cook with. But as far as "beer" goes, you can barely say this is a beer.

Photo of jdwpgh
1.5/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of gestyr
2.28/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bought a 12oz bottle at a local shop.

A: Pours a deep garnet/ almost puple into the glass. The head is thin and fades quickly.

S: Fruity. Nothing but fruit.

T: Too heavy on the berries. Totally dominated by the berries. Nothing but berries.

M: Too thick and syrupy. Hard to drink

O: Not impressed. It did remind me on my high school days when we would take blackberry brandy with us on ski trips. I am not likely to buy again.

Photo of hardy008
1.8/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Dark purple with a thin light purple fizzy head which fades quickly leaving a spotty lace. Smells like artificial blackberries, and is overly sweet.

Tastes like overly sweet fake blackberries. There is no bitterness for balance. Has a bit of a cough syrup taste. What were they thinking?

Syrupy with low carbonation and not worth trying again. Not recommended.

Photo of ng85
3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of darkstar12
2.43/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: dark red wine color, single-finger head that lasts quite a while. some lacing.
S: mild fruitiness, but not overwhelming
T: Very disappointing - reminded me of an overly sweet cough syrup. A far cry from a good Belgian lambic.
M: Thick, syrupy, some fizziness from the carbonation
O: I love fruit beers and love blackberries, but won't be having this one again - just too sweet and syrupy. Ended up pouring 2/3 of it down the drain.

Photo of brewcrew12
3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

Photo of abgba121
3/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Cyberkedi
2.4/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear dark brown with a thick, though not persistent, tan head. Blackberry dominates the aroma - and I love blackberries, but it doesn’t really smell like a beer. Flavor is pleasant, sweet and fruity - but not really like a beer. Might as well be fruit juice - doesn’t quite taste like wine or cider, either. Texture is smooth and fizzy, but body leaves something to be desired. I don’t believe I’ll be looking for its "sister" beers.

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - dark purple with a thin, fizzy layer of purple head that fades quickly

S - blackberries

T - sweet, tart blackberries

M - medium bodied, crisp

This is definitely more juice than beer. For those who like blackberries this might be a good offering, but for a fan of beer this is a miss.

Photo of BigRob329
3.75/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of Mudawg
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Tribis
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%

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3/5  rDev +18.1%

Shadow's Wild Black from Anheuser-Busch
62 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.