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Virginia Dark Ale - Three Brothers Brewing

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Virginia Dark AleVirginia Dark Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Brothers Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lillitnn92 on 12-18-2013)
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Reviews by rudzud:
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.1/5  rDev -18.8%

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Bottled 05/14/14, so roughly a month old.

A - Poured a nice dark dark brown nearly black hue with a thin one finger mocha head that faded very quickly to leave light wispy head and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of darker malts, light coffee, light roast and chocolate. Not much alcohol...I get ZERO hops though. Cmon now...

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Darker malts, roast, faint coffee, nice creamy chocolate. Faint, faint, faint bitterness on the finish. Its just, this drinks more like a barely hoppy porter than a black ale. The finish has some faint pine bitterness but like the nose I'm again left asking "Where are the hops?".

M - Mouthfeel is nice, brightly carbonated. Alcohol hidden well this is very drinkable.

O - Overall I was quite let down by this beer. Everything I've had from Three Brothers so far was a home run but this really really fell flat. The black aspect of this beer is great, nice chocolate and roast notes, but when it comes to the hops they're almost a non factor. A black IPA is usually nice and hop assertive with a great balance of roast dark malts and pine/citrus notes and bitterness. This beer, however, is more like a faintly hoppy porter which in the realm of black ales is not a good thing.

06-19-2014 17:02:00 | More by rudzud
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Virginia Dark Ale from Three Brothers Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.