Chocolate Wild Experimental Ale | Black Raven Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
90%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 10 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
blackravenbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by abeeronthebeach on 04-09-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
10
Liked:
9
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
5.41%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 1
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Very dark brown; more along the lines of a quad than a stout.

S - Faint plain chocolate and Single Malt on the nose. Not picking up a whole lot else.

T - I'd expected perhaps some sourness or funkiness (there's none) due to its billing as a wild ale, however reading the flyer makes it clear that it is technically a wild ale nonetheless. As a result it is not as bizarre tasting as I had expected. Pretty tasty and pretty sane. To me it tastes like a chocolate belgian dark ale. I've never had Chocolate Indulgence but I can imagine it tasting like this. Caramel and chocolate malts are clearly present. Has a tiny amount of heather honey sweetness with cocoa bite to round out the sip.

M - Sleak with decent carbonation but a little thin. Not quite the creamy consistency I favour to accompany a chocolate flavour profile.

O - Very easy drinking at 10% and certainly interesting to try. Does it work? Yes, but not as naturally as a chocolate flavoured stout. I had Southern Tier's Choklat two days ago and I'd take that every time. Definitely try it though, if you get the chance.

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Chocolate Wild Experimental Ale from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90% out of 100 with 10 ratings
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