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Big Black Wit (Brewhouse Rarities) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Big Black Wit (Brewhouse Rarities)
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BA SCORE
85
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2013)
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Reviews by AdamBear:
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3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-black with a very thick tan head. Pours with a lot of action. Looks like a stout!

S-smells like a very spicy and hoppy Belgian white! It's a strong and awesome scent

T-comes in with a much more mild but crisp flavor of spice, grains, with just a hint of cocoa. It's quite mild, almost watery. The after-taste is mostly of cocoa with a hint of smoke.

M-quite watery. Very low carbonation.

O-looks and smells awesome. Tastes okay. Feels just off though. Definitely tastes like an experiment more than something they should release in bottles. I expected more flavor for the abv. It's not a terrible drinker though.

AdamBear, Jul 25, 2013
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Appearance - Just as the name implies, big & black. Not as dark as a stout, but darker than most porters. Quite foamy. Had about a two finger head after being poured into a pint glass.

Smell - Floral and somewhat nutty. Not this beer's strongpoint. It's biggest strongpoint is it's...

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Mouthfeel - Very smooth and drinkable. 7% APV isn't particularly high for a craft beer, but it isn't low either. I knocked back two pints in about 30 mins with ease.

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Big Black Wit (Brewhouse Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.