Black Sea | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark mahogany color, roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate malt flavor, full body.

Added by TMoney2591 on 11-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4
Ratings:
16
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
4.95%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 16
Photo of mdfb79
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 01/21/13 notes. Had this on tap at the Clybourn location in Chicago.

a - Pours a deep dark mahogany brown color with two fingers of light tan head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of nuts, caramel malts, toasted malts, and some roasted malts. Nice, though nothing too complex or great going on here.

t - The taste is much better than the nose, Tastes of nuts, caramel malts, toasted malts, roasted malts, peanut butter, vanilla, and some light sweet chocolate. More of a sweet peanut butter taste vs. the peanut nose; I like it quite a bit.

m - Full bodied porter and low carbonation. The body is super smooth and creamy. Very nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall a really solid baltic porter. The mouthfeel is great and I liked the sweet peanut butter and caramel in the taste. Would definitely look to have it again.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark ruby red, practically pitch black. No foam to speak of, but the lacing is good.

Smell: Tons of licorice in the smell. Hints of dark fruits as well, but the zesty licorice really stands out.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Licorice, chocolate, and some dark fruit, particularly raisins. Mouthfeel starts zesty and crisp, but flattens a bit. Not quite as full-bodied as advertised.

Overall Drinkability: Definitely a tasty Baltic. Hits all the right flavor notes especially.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Clybourn.

A: deep, dark, black color, opaque, limited head
S: deep roasted malt, almost cocoa-like with dusty/musty qualities and graininess, very nice
T: one of the best Baltic Porters I've ever tasted, well-balanced, incredibly deep roasted malt with incredible complexity
M: rounded, deep, earthy
O: a real winner

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at the Clybourn brewpub.

Fun Fact: The Black Sea isn't really black. Truth. Anyway, this stuff pours a murky black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises warm cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon, mild molasses, mild roasted malts, and a light bit of coffee. The taste brings in more of the same, with more coffee and a light spruce/mint vein running through the back. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a highly enjoyable, tasty little Baltic porter. Good times.

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Black Sea from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.24 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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