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

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very good

132 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 132
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nitro0292 on 11-25-2012)
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Photo of far333
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, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of dllman25
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

dllman25, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +4.2%

RblWthACoz, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of JJStorm
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JJStorm, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Jason, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of DStoked
3/5  rDev -21.9%

DStoked, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of pheelingIt
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

pheelingIt, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +4.2%

DrinkSlurm, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of bentonquest
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

bentonquest, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Profchaos20
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Profchaos20, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of DanH83
3/5  rDev -21.9%

DanH83, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of Daniellobo
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Daniellobo, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of rangerred
2.99/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap.

Appearance is pitch black with just a smallish tan head. Not very good head retention and just a little bit of lacing.

Aroma has a good deal of yeast esters witch seems a little out of place. There is pine coming through as well but not enough to keep the banana at bay.

Some light roast in the flavor along with a little bit of caramel. Piny hops shine through but that annoying yeast presence is still there. Mild bitterness with too much sweetness for the style IMO.

Overall, not a good example of an American Black Ale. If the yeast was dialed back this would score a few points higher but there are many better examples out there.

rangerred, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of ejh06752
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ejh06752, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of M27
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

M27, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +4.2%

KevinGordon, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of BugTownPub
4/5  rDev +4.2%

BugTownPub, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Squidly
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Squidly, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of tastymug
3/5  rDev -21.9%

tastymug, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Brass Rail, Hoboken, NJ

A: The beer is near black in color. It poured with a finger and a half high tan head that slowly died down but never completely faded away and left lots of lacing on the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of chocolate and dark roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste has some flavors of roasted malts and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is well balanced between the malts and hops and is very easy to drink bit makes for a good accompaniment to food.

metter98, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Danobold
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Danobold, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of wceaton
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

wceaton, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of PicoPapa
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at New York Pizza. Pours a pitch black color with a 1/4inch of tan head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is chocolatey with citrus hops and roasted malts. The taste is smokey malts upfront followed by some dark chocolate and bitter orange peel. Juicy fruit finish. Insanely drinkable. Well balanced brew. Not very hoppy, but there is a nice hop presence. Just like Brooklyn Blast I am hoping this one gets bottled eventually. Overall, real good Black IPA that I hope I get to try again.

PicoPapa, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Maseitz
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Maseitz, Jan 26, 2013
There Will Be Black (Brewmaster's Reserve Winter 2012) from Brooklyn Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.