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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
86
very good

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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 -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 17:02:00 | More by rudzud
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sobobecky10


2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

07-30-2014 02:04:30 | More by sobobecky10
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, brownish-black coloring with a halo of off-white head. Nose of old-world fruits (plum and raisin), hints of booze, roasted notes, and subtle bitterness. Flavors are tangy and rich old-world fruit forward, with roasted and bitter undertones, subtle grapefruit highlights, chocolate notes, and roasted characteristics. Smooth and mid-bodied, with a citrus and bitter blended aftertaste, and a smooth, bitter, and dry finish. Tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 19:09:32 | More by GarthDanielson
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-25-2014 00:19:30 | More by woodchip
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qchic

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle poured into glass even appears bigger than anticipated for a black IPA. Tan head on top of darkest brown body. More smoke and chocolate malt with only a hint of hop brightness in the aroma. First sip reveals more flavors than the aroma indicates. Sweet on the tip of the tongue, and then dry, bitter dark chocolate mingling with juicy fruit and cereal grain. Butterscotch in the finish, that also remains dry and bitter. Seems fuller bodied for the style and for being brewed in the summer. I'd try this again, but no earlier than late fall.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 01:42:35 | More by qchic
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williahd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-20-2014 03:58:26 | More by williahd
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2014 22:54:55 | More by Thomas0790
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, a bit of hops. Taste is roasted malts, some coffee, light hops, smooth and easy drinking. feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a little light on the hops, but a pretty good beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 04:12:21 | More by tone77
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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hopluvaboom

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

07-04-2014 03:17:29 | More by hopluvaboom
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brocktune

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-28-2014 23:52:12 | More by brocktune
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siege06nd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-01-2014 16:11:18 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Virginia

5/5  rDev +29.2%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-27-2014 14:54:56 | More by bmur112
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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Virginia Dark Ale from Three Brothers Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.