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Route Of All Evil Black Ale - Two Roads Brewing Company

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A hefty Black Ale with profound malt and hop complexity. Neither Stout nor Porter, it will be its own thing – full-bodied, bold and black. Flavor characteristics of dark chocolate, mocha, molasses and dark fruits. Balanced by piney citrusy notes of Pacific Northwest hops. Full-bodied and uncommonly satisfying at 7.5% alcohol.

(Beer added by: JTomczak on 11-01-2013)
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Reviews by Thads324:
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2.33/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A : pours a deep dark black, big loose pillow of dark brown head. Odd lacing that is spotty and balled up. The head stays well.
S : not much here. Smells like water that's been sitting next to the bed for 2 days. Yes that's a smell. Hints of roasted malts and some rubbing alcohol.
T : taste is lighter than expected. Deep dark roasted malts but slight coffee, pumpernickel bread, plastic and harsh bitterness. Not a hop bitterness, but burnt grain. Pretty unpleasant second half here.
M: lighter than expected, prevalent alcohol with harsh and cutting carbonation.

A beer I was very excited to try is another let down. This brewery keeps pumping out mediocre brews. The flavor is harsh and plasticy. Not good at all and pretty disappointing. Cool label at least s

Thads324, Nov 05, 2013
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Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1 inch head, opaque, black in color

Smell: pine, roasted malt, and tropical fruit

Taste: rich chocolate--mostly dark with some milk chocolate, light cream, char, and a moderate amount of piney hops

Mouthfeel: Sweet start with a bitter end, medium body, high carbonation

Overall: A good American black ale that never gets too sweet or too bitter. On the complex side for the style. I would get this again, but there are others I prefer in the style.

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Route Of All Evil Black Ale from Two Roads Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.