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Contract Killer - Blackwater Draw Brewing Co.

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Contract Killer
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BA SCORE
89
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kjkinsey on 12-23-2013)
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Photo of cam12
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Premo88
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at Blackwater Draw (12/1/14)

L: black with 1/2-inch tan head; super dark ruby amber that's clear; super stick on the head but little lacing

S: leather; sweet chocolate, coffee, mocha latte; very soft and subtle, much sweeter than the taste; astringent coffee bean

T: real coffee -- not the coffee-like notes but tastes like the brewer mixed it with coffee; not overly sweet; slight alcohol presence; very burnt/bitter notes (bitter hops or burnt malt?)

F: silky, almost cask-like with little carbonation; light

O: good not great; a little American brown ale/black IPA-like with some super burnt, bitter notes that overtake the sweeter, more traditional stout notes of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I swear, this beer gets better with every batch getting brewed. This is one of my all time favorite coffee beers. This was the first beer I had from Blackwater when they first open and it is something I go back to every time I visit. Dark opaque appearance with a rich bitter coffee and roasted malt flavor coming through. This approaches Founders Breakfast stout and that is a huge compliment.

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of WesleyWhite
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of brandon911
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ranger7
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from growler, into pint glass.
Review from notes (12/24/2013).

A: Pitch black, very little tan head. Almost no carbonation.

S: Bitter. Smells of black coffee.

T: Somewhat bitter and dark; dark chocolate and black coffee.

M: Very low carbonation, almost flat, could use more. Thin mouthfeel.

O: Pretty good overall. I loved the bitterness of the coffee, but it could use a boost in the carbonation.
Great first brew from Blackwater Draw. Looking forward to more of their stuff in the future.

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Contract Killer from Blackwater Draw Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.