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There Will Be Black (Brewmaster's Reserve Winter 2012) - Brooklyn Brewery

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There Will Be Black (Brewmaster's Reserve Winter 2012)
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BA SCORE
86
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nitro0292 on 11-25-2012)
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bcm75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-11-2013 17:28:41 | More by bcm75
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-11-2013 11:07:41 | More by Mullinger1980
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Appearance is black/ dark brown wih tan creamy head and heavy lacing. Nose is straight pine tips and roasted malt. Taste is heavily hopped with bitterness from both the hops and the roasted malts. Makes the taste somewhat one dimensional. Mouthfeel leans towards the thin side and highly carbonated. Overall, a drinkable one dimensional black ale that is a little thin.

05-07-2013 22:11:45 | More by homebrew311
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dalepryor

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-07-2013 20:54:39 | More by dalepryor
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ESeab

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-07-2013 15:08:21 | More by ESeab
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tubeyes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-06-2013 22:41:50 | More by tubeyes
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-02-2013 23:31:11 | More by Gonzoillini
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-02-2013 02:57:11 | More by Sludgeman
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-26-2013 20:35:05 | More by ShawneeIrish
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barczar

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%

Pours a clear deep brown with a frothy half inch tan head that lingers, eventually leaving a coating of foam as it dissipates.

Resin, pine, citrus, and chocolate add complexity to the roast malt backbone. Nutty notes of toasted malt are evident.

Underpinnings of grapefruit and lemon accent the roast malt. There's a hint of char at the slightly bitter finish. Resin is somewhat subtle initially. Flavor seems to be cut short, somewhat.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a slight astringent bite. Borderline carbonic.

Lacks a bit in flavor. Citrus hop flavor is fairly banal, and roast malt is pretty much the only grain character present.

04-07-2013 02:22:52 | More by barczar
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kingslotty

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-05-2013 02:41:24 | More by kingslotty
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-04-2013 21:54:23 | More by salthemonster
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slim2043

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-30-2013 02:27:16 | More by slim2043
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

Amongst the thickest, strongest heads I've ever seen you could bounce a quarter on this thick beauty. Dark, opaque and just plain black the brown head christens a gorgeous brew.

The scent is of dry graham cracker and even drier chocolate.

The taste is chocolatey but a dry malty breadiness stands out. Not so diverse as to be confusing this black ale is exactly as billed....it's a black ale. Very dry in taste and feel, it's delicious with strong chocolate and even stronger bready crackery maltiness.

03-30-2013 02:20:17 | More by KYGunner
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SuyoonShin

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-27-2013 01:09:02 | More by SuyoonShin
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slay

Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-24-2013 23:28:42 | More by slay
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-17-2013 19:43:58 | More by JohnQVD
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +12.2%

Served on tap at Ginger Man, South Norwalk. Tasting glass, but enough to get a good feel for the beer.

Pours pitch black with white foam. Laces all over. Light pine oil aroma, and malty too. Pleasant. Smooth mellow blended bitter, buried in a late malty chocolate taste. Smooth. Chewy. No lingering bitter aftertaste. Great black IPA, very balanced.

03-16-2013 23:28:13 | More by KTCamm
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-14-2013 19:55:19 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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LouDog1er

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-14-2013 15:58:48 | More by LouDog1er
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-14-2013 04:31:55 | More by WDJersey
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aliveguy17

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

03-12-2013 02:58:09 | More by aliveguy17
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johnh7

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-11-2013 22:55:54 | More by johnh7
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-10-2013 19:27:36 | More by Chugs13
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far333

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

Dark brown and opaque with an inch high frothy head that settles out slowly. Low aroma of dark malt. Rich flavors of dark malt, cocoa, and subtle smoke. Interesting balance of citrusy hops, the hops are strong enough to make themselves known, but not overpower. Perfect balance, Garrett. Mouthfeel just a bit thin. Overall a very nice beer.

03-10-2013 17:39:55 | More by far333
There Will Be Black (Brewmaster's Reserve Winter 2012) from Brooklyn Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.