Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by frothyhead:
3.9/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep orangish pinkish red into a snifter with a one finger off-white, pink-tinged head. A little murky with some mild lacing.
Nose is mostly yeasty with some alcohol bite, some peppery spice, and a little blueberry. More blueberry and bit of sourness is released with a good swirl.
Mouth is medium bodied with medium to high carbonation and a bit of dryness. Perhaps just a tad thin for the blast of flavor that it's going to present.
Taste is sweet and fruity, blueberry with some mild hop bitterness, bready yeast and a nice sour tartness keeping it all together. Alcohol very well hidden.
Overall a tasty and refreshing brew. Carbonation and subtle dryness does a good job of making this refreshing and keeping you coming back for another sip. For 11% ABV, I'll definitely find myself drinking this too quickly. Another unique and fully enjoyable brew from Dogfish.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2009 00:25:04 | More by frothyhead
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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 1,366 ratings.