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Black Top - New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

878 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 878
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 61
Gots: 61 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 08-27-2011)
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-06-2013 06:31:52 | More by CCutch
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

06-06-2013 01:50:31 | More by majorbase2
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312HopBomb

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark chestnut brown with a nice tan crown. Great lacing.

Smell is herbal, floral hop with some berries. Nice fresh fruit.

Taste has perfectly roasted malts with some light molasses and light brown sugar mixed with fruity, herbal hops. A definite treat. Some warming alcohol.

A very nice black ale and a bit potent. Cheers, New Glarus!

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 02:51:13 | More by 312HopBomb
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Mitch_Cumstein

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-05-2013 01:07:26 | More by Mitch_Cumstein
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callmeishmALE

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-04-2013 03:21:43 | More by callmeishmALE
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-03-2013 02:24:41 | More by YalovaIA
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

06-02-2013 17:53:53 | More by scotv
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Rihup

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-01-2013 23:36:15 | More by Rihup
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krl2112

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

06-01-2013 20:39:11 | More by krl2112
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-01-2013 15:07:56 | More by Anonymous1
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Benish

Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Beer was black (not jet black); seemed a bit more transparent than a traditional stout or porter. A short head appeared while pouring which dissipated quickly.

Aroma: faint smell of citrus and very subtle notes of pine. It's the smell of a traditional IPA just seemed little more murky than a solid IPA. Also picked up some woodsy scent in a way.

Taste: At the start of a sip, it tasted like an IPA, primarily notes of citrus. But the flavors gradually to transformed to what resembled a brown ale - resulting in roasted malts and a woodsy flavor. The beer was dominantly bitter, with very minimal sweetness.

Mouthfeel: silky and smooth

Overall: It's a perfect blend of a dark ale and an IPA. I have to say this beer pulled it off combining two opposing flavors - the roasted malts from dark ale and bitter hops from the IPA. I do not recall last time I had a black IPA so this will be my baseline comparison. Its one of those beers where I could have 2 or 3 in a single day - pretty sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 03:33:46 | More by Benish
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-01-2013 01:43:35 | More by Woodman70
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-31-2013 22:39:48 | More by DanGeo
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2013 22:26:20 | More by Ragnarok88
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-31-2013 03:00:22 | More by maDUECEgunner
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coz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2013 00:18:11 | More by coz
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bkonk10

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-28-2013 21:52:27 | More by bkonk10
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Jd2391

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

05-28-2013 03:57:08 | More by Jd2391
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NJB145

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-27-2013 20:49:20 | More by NJB145
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-24-2013 19:26:27 | More by RyanTheLion13
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Larrygto

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-24-2013 17:47:30 | More by Larrygto
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Rosquin

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-24-2013 11:54:20 | More by Rosquin
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-21-2013 15:31:36 | More by MooseBoose
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andrewschirmer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-20-2013 21:56:00 | More by andrewschirmer
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Dreamkilla15601

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-20-2013 00:55:50 | More by Dreamkilla15601
Black Top from New Glarus Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.