Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by awall422:
3.45/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Got a bottle of this for xmas, thanks Sean!
Poured a dark copper with a light tan head that diminished quickly. Very active carbonation.
I got hints of blackberry in the aroma, but not as much of the berries as i expected. Pleasant, but not terribly interesting.
Taste is a bit sweet at first, but grew tart on the swallow. Would not guess there's 11% ABV behind this.
Kind of light and a bit fizzy for a big beer.
Pretty easy to drink, considering the strength of the beer.
Overall, I don't know why exactly, but it left me wanting more. I think maybe sub-consciously when you open a dig fancy bottle you're expecting to get blown away by either flavor, aroma, or both. This beer did neither, so it seemed a bit disappointing, but it's certainly not a bad beer at all.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2007 14:58:36 | More by awall422
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3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served in a snifter at Beelow's.
Gotta love it when your local bars get some cool kegs. This case in point pours a partly hazy sunset rusted gold topped by a finger of glowing bone foam. The nose comprises blackberries, light blueberries, very light banana, mild biscuit, light sourdough, and a pinch of allspice. The taste brings in more of the same, the berries matched by some Belgian yeast-infused bread and a hint of orange peel and light grass. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly syrupy feel. Overall, a pretty nice beer, one that I could see going well with plenty of foods (muffins and lamb dishes spring to mind).
Serving type: on-tap
06-27-2014 17:47:40 | More by TMoney2591
Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,365 ratings.