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Pitch Black - Lost Nation Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lost Nation Brewing visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GarthDanielson on 08-08-2013)
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Photo of Gatch
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Parker Pie Wings at the Newport State Airport in the NEK of Vermont!

A: Well...it's pitch black. Frothy off white head that settles into some nice lace and retention.

S: Roasted malt and smoke dominate. Charred, woody, smoky goodness.

T: Similar to the nose. Seriously smoked. Didn't expect it but it's a nice twist on the style without being a true rauchbier.

M: Slightly spicy with plenty of carbonation but lots of great flavor and a delicious finish.

O: Big fan of this beer but I've always been a fan of black ales and smoked beers. A nice change from all the hops I've been enjoying.

More User Reviews:
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-I wouldn't call it Pitch black but it's quite dark. Head is slightly tan and well formed. It retains it's body but doesn't lace all that much.

S-I was assuming this to be more of a Black IPA and I am pleasantly surprised to find out it isn't at all. This smells like a mellow, easy drinking Black Ale with some mysteries within that dark body. Smoky, a little burnt and very light in hoppiness.

T-Flavor is less burnt and more agreeably sweet, however I wouldn't necessarily call it a very sweet beer. It's a bit earthy and also it's definitely roasty. The color and the flavor seem to not match up but I like it.

M-Lighter bodied. Lively carbonation. Crisp. Dare I say refreshing?

O-I liked this beer a bunch. Doesn't taste anything like how it looks. Has enough interesting flavors too. Also happy it wasn't a Black IPA because I really wasn't in the mood for one.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Lost Nation. Served in a minisnifter.

Appearance - Despite its name, it's not quite black. Deep reddish brown. Nice khaki head. Laces well. Good retention.

Smell - Slight roastiness, but much more of a dark fruit presence. Yeastiness, too. Rustic is the word they would probably use here.

Taste - Roasted malt is first, surprisingly. A hint of coffee and smoke. Then some sweet fruity malts. Hops build up in the finish contrasting the whole profile.

Mouthfeel - A little creamy. Medium light. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Tastes pretty good, but isn't the most interesting beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

I had this as a sample as part of my flight today. Very dark and chocolatey, malty, caramely, chocolatey and metallic.. I kept getting a metal taste. I'm not sure if it was my palate, I would've loved a cracker or some other kind of palate cleanser, or if it was really there. My friend whom I went with, said she didn't get that at all and she really liked it. I liked it as well until the metallic after taste kicked in and I could not shake it. The malty chocolatey flavor was spectacular.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%

On tap at Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, VT.

Pours a very dark, dare I say, pitch black color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells quite roasty, with some earthy root-like qualities, and some chocolate.

This feels more like a quite roasty stout than an American black ale. Very roasty and earthy, with a root-like flavor, a bit of grass, smoke and ash, and a heavily roasted malt. There's some sweetness in the form of chocolate as well.

The beer is medium bodied, with a crisp, dry mouthfeel, and a lower amount of carbonation.

An interesting take on the style, not really even sure what style it should be, but it does taste quite good, and that's the important part, really.

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Pitch Black from Lost Nation Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.