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

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131 Ratings
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

bcm75, Saturday at 06:28 PM
Photo of homebrew311
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

homebrew311, Tuesday at 11:11 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

dalepryor, Tuesday at 09:54 PM
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ESeab, Tuesday at 04:08 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

tubeyes, Monday at 11:41 PM
Photo of Sludgeman
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Sludgeman, Thursday at 03:57 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

ShawneeIrish, Friday at 09:35 PM
Photo of barczar
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

barczar, Sunday at 03:22 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

kingslotty, Friday at 03:41 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

salthemonster, Thursday at 10:54 PM
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

slim2043, Saturday at 02:27 AM
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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

KYGunner, Saturday at 02:20 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

SuyoonShin, Wednesday at 01:09 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

slay, Sunday at 11:28 PM
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

JohnQVD, Sunday at 07:43 PM
Photo of KTCamm
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

KTCamm, Saturday at 11:28 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

WDJersey, Thursday at 04:31 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

aliveguy17, Tuesday at 02:58 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

johnh7, Monday at 10:55 PM
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Chugs13, Sunday at 07:27 PM
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3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

far333, Sunday at 05:39 PM
There Will Be Black (Brewmaster's Reserve Winter 2012) from Brooklyn Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.