Hopblack! | Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB

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3.7/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Sweden
dugges.se

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
pDev:
8.11%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 10
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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle brought from Kris Wines in North London. Pours a jet black colour with a small beige head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee & a hint of red fruits. Tastes of malt, roasted chestnut, red fruits, liquorice & dark chocolate. There is a touch of bitterness in the finish. Overall I can appreciate the quality, but I didn't love it.

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4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The colour is deep brown, almost black (90 EBC). The liquid is clear. The finger thick head is brown and compact. It sinks slowly to a thick lid leaving no lacing.

The smell is very citric and a bit fat, reminding of a lemon éclair. Some candy-like sweetness and robust bitter flavours. No “black” notes.

The taste is very bitter with citric flavours, mostly lemons and bitter orange marmalade. Some roasted notes in the background. Fat notes like toffee and butterscotch. Medium to strong bitter flavours, hints of cold coffee and dark chocolate. Medium body. The aftertaste got growing notes of warming alcohol and black malt, the bitterness fades a bit leaving room for malt sourness. The long finish got clean notes of black malt and some lime cordial.

Medium strong carbonation, small fresh short-lived bubbles. Mid-smooth liquid with some dryness.

A highly balanced and accessible black ale that is an IPA more than a stout. I like.

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Hopblack! from Dugges Ale- & Porterbryggeri AB
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 10 ratings