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Route Of All Evil Black Ale - Two Roads Brewing Company

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | 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 tigg924:
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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

tigg924, Dec 16, 2013
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Pours dark black with an absurd amount of off white foam. Over 3 inches and lengthy settling, and dont blame the pour.Coffee pine nose. Earthy. Completely over carbonated mouthfeel. Once that settles, it becomes a dirty earthy hard pine taste, strong bitter. Settles in nicely after a tough start. Up and down/.

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Nearly pitch black with a dark khaki head once I'm able to get it all in the glass. This beer is incredibly foamy even with a cautious slow pour, it took several minutes to get it all poured, I'm docking a point for that. The smell is of citrus hops and malt in the form of roasted and bitter black malts with a bit of chocolate in there as well. The taste is solid and dominated by the black malts along with coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Hop flavor is limited but bitterness of this beer is relatively strong and comes from both the malt and hops. This is a nice and creamy beer some of that is contributed to by the high levels of fine bubbled carbonation the rest from the malt profile. The finish is quite dry, as throughout there is little to no apparent sweetness in this beer, and lastingly bitter. Nice drinking beer and sneakily potent as it successfully hides the 7+ ABV until after you've had a couple. I'm still getting used to this style but I'd have to say that this is one of the better examples that I've had.

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Route Of All Evil Black Ale from Two Roads Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.