Widow Maker Black Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company
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1.78/5 rDev -48.4%
12 oz can. Pours brown with a fizzy tan head that quickly goes to a thin film.
The aroma is sweet cola-ey roasted malts.
The flavor is sweet dark fruits with a bit of a sour twang with a little grainy roast. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a cola like dark ale with a touch of sourness (infection?).
10-17-2012 22:51:09 | More by Beaver13
3.46/5 rDev +0.3%
From an undated 12 oz can purchased in MI last month. Served in a snifter. Pours clear, dark red-brown color, but nearly black in the glass. The medium-size tan head soon reduces to a ring but leaves a coat lacing upon tilting.
S: Lightly sweet with medium roast malts and minimal dark roasted grains. Improves with warming.
T: Sweet upfront but more balanced by the finish. Less dark roasted malt flavor than expected, and probably less than any schwarzbier I've come across. Very lightly smoky with a hint of spicy hops.
M: Light carbonation; medium-light body.
O: Somewhat light American Schwarzbier. As the brewer says, "Don't let its looks deceive you."
09-13-2013 01:22:38 | More by chinchill
4.03/5 rDev +16.8%
Pours very dark brown, almost black with plenty of head. Head sticks around for a little time before dissapearing completely. The smell is is mostly coffee with some sweet malt. Taste is mostly coffee up front with a malty aftertaste. The body is pretty light and very drinkable. Still goes down easy as it warms up.
11-28-2009 01:30:28 | More by degerbah
3.13/5 rDev -9.3%
Review from notes. Thanks to Marc for this one!
A: Poured a dark brown with a slight reddish hue. A small tan head formed on top with decent retention and minimal lacing.
S: Very roasty with a hint of smoke.There was also a bit of coffee and a slight metallic note.
T: Extremely roasty. There is a little bit of caramel and coffee, but the roasted malt flavor dominates everything here.
M: Light to medium bodied, seemed a touch thin to me. Carbonation was a little more active than I am used to for style.
O: Not bad, the name confused me, as I thought it was going to be a black ipa, and the flavor profile reminds me more of a porter than a brown.
08-03-2011 15:39:02 | More by mdaschaf
3.43/5 rDev -0.6%
Poured from a 12 oz can into my beer mug.
A- Widowmaker pours a very deep dark brown with a light brown head that dissipates quickly.
S- Sweet roasted malts and a little bit of a coffee aroma.
T- Again, roasted malts that impart a lot of sweetness to the taste. Hints of coffee and molasses and a little bit of smokiness at the end.
M & D- The can claims this beer to be "light bodied and easy on the palate". While it's no malt bomb I don't find myself astonished by how easy drinking it is for a dark beer. Drinks like a pretty average black (or brown I guess) ale. Nothing too special. I don't see any reason to buy this one again. Nonetheless I am always happy to try something new and will have no trouble finishing the 6 pack over the next few days.
09-22-2009 05:09:13 | More by Shumista
2.33/5 rDev -32.5%
When I think black ale I expect the beer to be black. This is a brown beer that shoulda just be called bud light dark. It tastes like would chips soaked in mollases. The smell is metalic sugar. Overall a real undrinkable disappointment. Drinking it fast does make it taste much better though.
10-10-2010 15:14:11 | More by beerhan
3.18/5 rDev -7.8%
More of a dark brown than black color. Two fingers of head forms and has excellant retention before settling to a thin cap. Just a little sticky lacing is left on the glass.
Smell of dark malt with a little roast and smoke.
Tastes more like a schwarzbier and an underinteresting one at that. It lacks any ale yeast or hop qualities. Just has a light, roasted malt flavor and slight smoke.
Light body with good carbonation. Carbonation is just a step below lively. Nice texture.
Fairly average beer. Nothing like the hopped up versions that categorized in this style. If the can did not say black ale, I would of said it was a schwarzbier.
03-11-2012 18:32:25 | More by morimech
Widow Maker Black Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
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