Black Ale - Prancing Pony Brewery
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by laituegonflable:
3.43/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Not really sure how to classify this one, so feel free to update and correct.
Pours a dark-brown rather than black. Head is beige, bit thin but nice revival with a swill. Looks pretty decent.
Smells a bit pungent and funky. Bit burnt, bit peppery, but a noticeable petroleum kind of character as well. Caramel malt underlying; OK.
Tastes decent, actually. Fair chocolatey malt, bit of cocoa and a touch of light toast. Hint of peppery spice and herbal notes, some fennel and dill towards the back.
Smooth, full, nice body.
Bit confused as a black. Kind of sweet, some more malt would be nice. Kind of dark but kind of not, as well.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2013 01:36:49 | More by laituegonflable
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3.48/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle shared with me by @LaitueGonflable.
Pours brown—definitely brown—and very hazed, which makes it seem darker. Body has a touch of weight to it, and allows fine streams of carbonation to permeate. Head is thin but fine, and beige in hue. Lace forms in fine specks. Looks decent enough.
Nose has a slight nuttiness to it: a bit of brown bread, some flowery hops making an appearance and an odd sweetness like marshmallow. Actually, overall it's a touch sweeter than I expected, but it still finds a sense of balance and order.
Very light entry on the palate, with almost no initial flavour. It's not until the mid-palate that I start to get some of the darker notes, with a touch of toastiness and a hint of aniseed. Subdued roast on the back, a little sudsy and some butter nut. Aftertaste is clean, but with a subtle clinging bitterness. Feel is rather light, but it's not bad overall.
Overall, this is fine from a drinkability standpoint. I think it's the best of the Prancing Pony lot that I tried. It's still a little bit generic and uninspired, but it certainly has some character, and it certainly has *more* character than some of their others.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 03:47:03 | More by lacqueredmouse
Black Ale from Prancing Pony Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.