Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA - Arcadia Brewing Company
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4.04/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured in brussells glass on tap at Beer Kitchen in KC
A: deep dark black, small one finger head, whiter than I expected. Great lacing. The white/black contrast looks really nice.
S: this is my favorite part about the beer. Sweet and malty, a hint of sawdust and a little chocolate. No scent of alcohol.
T: the description on Beer Kitchen's menu is pretty accurate. "Citrus, dark malt, earthy, pine, slight sweetness, moderate bitter finish." The only thing I disagree with is the "slight sweetness." I actually get a lot of sweetness on this pour. I really like the flavor, and if you enjoy bitter endings, this one does it.
M: good feel, not heavy, excellent carbonation, easily drinkable beer. It does have a little burn after a few sips. I didn't notice at first, but the feel is similar to a whiskey shot but not quite as powerful.
O: excellent black IPA. I'm really satisfied with the complexities and sweetness. Again, I love how this beer smells. Even though I had it on tap, I did look at the bottle label online. The label solidified my desire to drink this over Halloween season. It just gives you that warm fall feeling while maintaining the hoppiness and bitterness of an IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
08-17-2013 02:04:33 | More by CrazyQuaker
4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance is rich black, with hints of brown. It has a very fluffy head with great lacing.
Nose is dense, with cigar smoke, roasted malt, and tight hops.
Taste is malty, with very dark chocolate, rich cigar smoke, candied nuts, with a spiced finish.
Mouthfeel is smooth and easygoing; great balance to the heavy, dense flavors.
Overall, this is a great Black Ale: smoky, dense, but never overwhelming. And all the flavors compliment each other.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2012 02:41:05 | More by dorianmarley
4/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer may perhaps be the definition of what's referred to as "cola" as far as the color: very dark brown with lighter brown highlights and just a touch of red visible. A creamy tan head grows to almost 2 fingers and recedes fairly slowly, dropping a combination of rings, legs and patches of lacing.
On the nose, I get an initial burst of raw pine and a tinge of alcohol. Delving deeper, there's a touch of mint, something like spruce, and a bit of roast. Rind pulls out a bit with the bitterness and some leaf finishes it out.
As for the flavor, at first sip it's an even level between roast and pine with some unexpected toffee-like sweetness and a bit of wood. The mint comes out again and there's the ghost of char just coming out in the finish. A touch of cocoa and coffee grounds are drawn from the roasted malts while the hops remain at an even level, adding an herbal element.
The body is medium with an evenly crisp and smooth feel to it. Carbonation is light and keeps it lively without overdoing it.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2012 04:04:06 | More by Brenden
Arcadia B-Craft Black IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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