Black Dog Ale - Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
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3.28/5 rDev -6.3%
Got this while I visited Port Angeles Washington and was a t a barbeque with family.
A was lite golden in color
S was lite on the malts and hops
T was very good to me and others.
M smooth and no bite to it.
O was a good beer and would drink it again.
07-24-2012 19:38:52 | More by BOSMECH
3.83/5 rDev +9.4%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium reddish amber with a thin off-white head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass and patchy foam. Aroma of biscuit and light toasted malt, with a hint of hops. Flavor is light toasted and biscuit malt, mild bitterness and finishes with brown sugar and malt with a slight unfortunate metallic hint. Light to medium bodied. The flavors are somewhat subdued, but very pleasant and the flavor progression is nice. I'd like to see a bit more aggressive flavors, but this is a well made and pleasant to drink light red / amber ale. The bottle calls this an English style amber and I have to agree that the flavors and subtleness reminiscent of a well made English beer.
07-22-2012 02:43:59 | More by LiquidAmber
2.93/5 rDev -16.3%
Poured from a bottle into a smaller class at the Courtyard Marriott in Culver City, Calif. About 1 ½ fingers of head. Color was a beautiful reddish brown, maybe mahogany. Good-looking film on the sides. Healthy and long lasting.
Smelled dark chocolate up front. Also some toffee malts, caramel and a little biscuit. Seemed pretty fake.
Initially tasted butter, which drops each time I have it. Where did it come from? Some chocolate and caramel in there as well.
Medium body. Average carbonation. Creamy texture. Smooth finish.
Pretty average beer. Stay away.
05-23-2012 05:12:34 | More by BucannonXC5
3.5/5 rDev 0%
Got a single for $0.89. I see this all the time and at that price I had to give it a try.
This pours hazy, dark amber with a bit of an offwhite head, little lace. On the nose there is dough, bread, toasted malt, and a little bit of grass. In the mouth it's a big, bready note that makes up most of it, with some sweeter caramel mixing in and some grassy hops. I suspect this bottle isn't exactly fresh, so I'd be curious to see what character the hops have earlier in development. The body was medium light, very drinkable, without a super long finish.
Overall, this is a decent amber done in a more traditional manner.
02-11-2012 18:34:12 | More by EricCioe
3.5/5 rDev 0%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a light brown color with some dark orange hues that has a slight haze. No head formed, instead there is a thin ring that clings to the sides of the glass. Scattered slow rising bubble streams provides some liveliness.
S: This has a pretty straightforward aroma. It consists of clean toasted malt and a mild fruity hop aroma. Pretty much what you'd expect from a typical amber ale.
T: The taste has similar qualities as the aroma with toasted malts, barley, and fruity hops. In the taste, however, the fruity hops have a bigger presence, which works well in this case.
M: Its body is on the lighter side and feels sort of watery. There is limited carbonation where I'd like to see a bit more. A very light bitterness finishes it off.
O: This scored relatively high for me in the taste, but the other qualities need some work to become an above average beer. Overall, not bad, but not great either.
01-29-2012 16:25:48 | More by BilbosNuts
3.7/5 rDev +5.7%
Picked up a bottle of this in the pick your sixer section at Lukas in Denver. A brand and a beer I am not familiar with.
A - Poured from a brown 12oz bottle to a Sam Adams perfect pint with no date. The beer pours a nice thick clear red amber color with a nice 2 finger white bubbly head with nice retention and outstanding lacing. Looks great.
S - A very strong sweet malt character immediately. A nice mild hop character with light earhy, pine, and floral tones. Reminds me of brown sugar and molasses. Nice.
T/M - The beer starts unassuming and smooth. The smooth character lasts through out but the flavor of the beer builds through the draw. Slowly the malt character reveals itself with brown sugar type sweetnedd immediately. Through the beer a ginger spice and mild bitterness is present. It doesn't seem to be all that well balanced as the malty sweetness dominates and coats the tongue in a syruppy thickness. Finishes mild and malty and creamy. Lighter end of medium bodied with good carbonation.
O - Better than average. Great look and nose to it. I like the creaminess but didn't feel the hops adequately balanced out the serious malt. Not bad though.
Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-01-2011 01:24:56
01-24-2012 13:50:03 | More by hopfacebrew
Black Dog Ale from Spanish Peaks Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.