Black Racer - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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3.76/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Dark brown to black, ample beige froth with large bubbles, nice lacing
S - Cocoa and char dominate
T - Cocoa up front followed by piney bitterness, subtle roast/char on the finish
M - medium, creamy but not syrupy
O - An interesting balance and interplay between the sweetness of the cocoa and bitterness of the hops and the char. This is an interesting diversion from some of the more common styles, but nothing compelling.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2014 22:28:03 | More by Vec2267
4.68/5 rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Black with a creamy light brown head.
S: Citrus, some lemon, but mostly orange in the nose and a bit of grass and pine.
T: Roasted malt, orange, some other citric and floral notes as well. A touch of vanilla.
M: Medium bodied and smooth enough, especially for the style.
O: The Black IPA/Black ale, whatever you want to call it, is my favorite style of hoppy beer. An excellent example of the style. I've never had a hoppy beer I like more than this one. That said, I had this on tap at the brewery, from the batches they were going to send to the great american beer festival.
Serving type: on-tap
01-17-2014 00:26:27 | More by BierJager89
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Black, nearly opaque, but faintly clear with purple/ruby highlights. It had a thin skim and collar of tan foam that produced long lasting lace and showed good head retention. The aroma was full of roast, caramel, citrus, chocolate, and toffee -- very nice. Citrus bitterness cut through the malt, but notes of caramel and toffee, with a roasty finish, were still evident. Medium bodied with lowish carbonation and faint alcohol warmth, plus slight astringency/dryness from the dark malts. Very tasty. It had a bigger malt profile than I expected, but this matched well with the hops.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2013 00:59:41 | More by DrJay
Black Racer from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.