Black Jack - Arrowhead Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +12.2%
20oz pint at the Underground in Edmonton.
This beer appears a dark, dark reddish cola hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy beige head, which leaves a stellar array of disintegrating iceberg cliff lace around the glass as things deviate downwards.
It smells of dry chalky cocoa, mild bittersweet coffee, gritty pale and caramel malt, and herbal, leafy hops. The taste is much more chocolate oriented up front, followed closely by a sturdy bready caramel malt, with a hint of meaty umami, a subtle overarching hint of general roastiness, and soft weedy, floral, and herbal hops.
The carbonation is quite on the down low, and hardly noticeable at times, the body a decent medium weight, and a just a bit tacky in its overall smoothness. It finishes on large drying kick - roasted caramel and chocolate malt, and emboldened earthy, leafy, and herbal hops.
An agreeable enough rendition of the style, way more flavour than is the norm, especially from the progenitors of the style - that's Guinness, in case y'all are ignorant as such. Well worthy of supporting, so I shall be anticipating bottles (and that includes growlers) anon.
11-29-2013 04:11:52 | More by biboergosum
3.16/5 rDev -6.2%
Poured on tap at Barley Brother's into a shorty pilsner glass, and another observed snifter from a friend. From notes.
Deep mahogany brown body fairly opaque as well, with a simple light tan collar presented. Some possible hints of faint red along the edges. Quite nice appearance.
Nose is light but also has some sugar noticeable sweetness. A very noticeable milk chocolate sense but also seems a bit watery.
Palate comes off far too sweet. Lots of sweet cola like sensations and doesn't help the brew feels a little watery and sort of comes off like flat soda. Milk chocolate character does make an appearance and is quite nice but the Yoohoo reminders are over this beer. Roast character not that noticeable either.
While easy drinking and tolerable, it's far too sweet for my tastes and looses the sensation with the cola side that this is supposed to be beer rather than soda.
12-28-2013 16:06:04 | More by smakawhat
Black Jack from Arrowhead Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.