The Barbaric Yawp | Blackrocks Brewery

The Barbaric YawpThe Barbaric Yawp
BA SCORE
76.9%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 39 ratings
The Barbaric YawpThe Barbaric Yawp
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackrocks Brewery
Michigan, United States
blackrocksbrewery.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bung on 05-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,819
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
39
Liked:
30
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
12.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of larryi86
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thank you Blackop555 for this
12 oz can, dated 2/9/17, poured into a tulip

A- A slightly murky brown with a ruby red highlights and a two finger off white head.

S- Caramel, toffee, raisins, hints of chocolate, some oak, earthy.

T- Toffee, dark fruits, raisins, touch of cherries, some chocolate, earthy finish with some oak.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A good example of a style I often over look but enjoy ever time I have it.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a thistle. The appearance was a hazy copper color with a finger’s worth of creamy colored head. Mild dissipation and some stringy lace. The aroma had some raisin sweetness and then a light toffee and caramel pulling through with a light woody to smoky peatiness. The flavor lends a hand to big malty notes, caramel/toffee/bready. Smokiness is super light. Smooth maltiness clinging on into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Barely any carbonation. ABV felt exactly as it should. Overall, nicely done scotch ale by Blackrocks, definitely worthy of having again.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, murky brown with a hint of white-opaque. Head is two fingers of khaki colored foam with fair retention. Good ring of foam left behind and a few dots of lacing. Aroma is grass, molasses, peat, and scotch with earthy, biscuit, and bread malts. Flavor profile is heavy notes of sweet molasses throughout. Earthy notes of peat and grass pop in and out. Earthy, biscuit, and bread malts support. Mouth feel is smooth, with a light creaminess. Medium thickness gives this beer some presence. Overall, an earthy Scottish ale that delivers a mostly smooth flavor profile. Just a tinge of bitter to the earthy notes.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cotton_27
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to strohme2 for this brew.

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear brownish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty. The taste is malty, kinda sweet. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Bum4ever
2.71/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy brown. Medium, thick, off white head doesn't last long

Smells caramel malts, toffee, vanilla, almond and hints of dark fruit

Tastes Caramel malts, toffee. Light toasted malt, dark fruit, nutty hints of vanilla. Semi sweet finish with a light nutty vanilla linger and faint bitter linger. Medium body and medium smooth creamy carbonation.

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Photo of Tracker83
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gryphon69
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Blackrocks Brewery's The Barbaric Yawp for $9.45 last month at Boyne Country Provisions. I've been meaning to try this beer and I'm interested to see how it stacks up, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A- The label looks good, it goes well with the name and it's eye catching. It poured a slightly muddy brown that let just a little light in that gave it a crimson like color and it had a finger and half worth of bubbly tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left just a little bit of patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking Scotch Ale, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness that has a light brown sugar like aroma to it with the dark fruits being the first to show up with a nice plum aroma along with some other dark fruits. Up next there's a slight creamy flavor followed by the malts with some caramel malts, sweet malts, and light smoked malt aroma with a little more fruit yeast showing up towards the end. This beer has a pretty nice aroma that has most of the things that I look for in the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of brown sugar sweetness with the dark fruits being the first to show up and they have more of brighter and juicier aspect to them this time. Up next comes the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with a little bit of a bready aspect showing up. On the finish there's hardly bitterness with a little bit of sweetness taking it's place with some a dark fruit and malty aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, but I think the balance could be a little better.

M- Smooth, a little crisp, a little watery, medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was decent, but I wish it wasn't a little watery with more of chewy mouthfeel.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a nice example of the style, it had almost all the aspect that I look for in the style and it made for a nice beer, but I thought it was still just a little rough around the edges. it had decent drinkability, the alcohol was well hidden, but one glass is enough for me, I don't feel the urge to have another one. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, it was pretty nice and true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel, it was lacking a little with the wateryness. I don't think I would buy this beer again, it's easy to find a better example of the style. I can't say it's a must try beer, but if your really into the style it's worth a try. All in all I liked it, but I didn't love it, it's not bad at all, but it just isn't own the same level as some of the better example of the style. It's not my favorite Blackrock beer, and it's above average for the style. Nice job guys this is a solid Scotch Ale.

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Photo of Robdiesel21
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of _morandi_
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joey1566
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of TheBeerTruck
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of JasonR1975
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of EricTKole
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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The Barbaric Yawp from Blackrocks Brewery
Beer rating: 76.9% out of 100 with 39 ratings
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