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Black Widow | Olds College Teaching Brewery

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3.9
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10.77%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olds College Teaching Brewery
Alberta, Canada | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by schnarr84 on 04-20-2014

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 5
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz glass (@5.3% ABV) at Beer Revolution YEG. Always nice to see more of this outfit's offerings around town.

This beer appears a very dark, mahogany highlighted brown colour, with one skinny finger of wispy and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some splendid disintegrating ice shelf lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of powdery chocolate milk, bready caramel malt, a touch of toffee, muddled black orchard fruit, some anise spice notes, and subtle earthy and leafy hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a sort of separate roasted character, some candied fruitiness, bittersweet chocolate, plain cafe-au-lait, and more generic leafy, weedy, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its faint frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and generally smooth, just a bit of char the pea to the proverbial princess here. It finishes well off-dry, as the cocoa-heavy malt beckons us ever onwards.

Overall, this is a rather enjoyable iteration of a porter of some ilk - though I suppose that the big chocolate essence pushes it towards the American camp. Easy to drink, as winter seems to be gasping its last, at this relatively early calendar juncture.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Black Widow from Olds College Teaching Brewery
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