Beard Tax | Black Acre Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Acre Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
blackacrebrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Klif on 01-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
19
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Dogfishnoggen
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of TheHappyGriffin
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: pitch black with an off-white head and a lingering lacing

Smell: straight chocolate, cocao powder and nibs. Very slight roasted notes and some sweetness that offsets the bitterness on the nose

Taste: soft chocolate notes of the whole spectrum, milk chocolate, semi-sweet, and dark. A few other notes of roasted toffee and coffee. Some sweetness to help offset the soft bitterness that sticks around. Very light heat from the abv

Feel: soft and silky and not too thick

Overall: great example of an imperial stout. Easy drinking and full of flavor

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Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives at the bar black as used motor oil with a one inch tan head that leaves a few slivers of lace

Smell: Dark chocolate, moderate roast and coffee

Taste: Dark chocolate with moderate roast forward with coffee and nut flavors building; the hops arrive, adding bitterness through the middle and linger into the finish, which is nicely balanced between the malt and hop elements

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice imperial stout though more American than Russian

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Photo of darktronica
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A really excellent local Indiana RIS that I wish was year-round instead of a limited winter seasonal. Beard Tax has an uncommon depth, with nuances that emerge as it warms while sipping. Upon pouring, the initial impression is a blend of nutty, earthy coffee and bitter dark chocolate. The bitter hop character is a prominent component of the beer as a whole, so I'm inclined to guess that this will be better enjoyed fresh, though I have yet to try it aged. As it warms, the roasted malts start to emerge, giving occasional hints of peanut butter and fudge. A real pleasure.

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Photo of nwhittin
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neckbracesub
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Lukass
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice standard RIS

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Photo of osuskin
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Viperman1316
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black Acre's Beard Tax is a rich, dark stout with substantial alcohol warmness, notable roast flavors, and hints of dark fruit and chocolate. With 2-Row, White Wheat, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Crystal 120L, and Pale Chocolate Malts. Hopped with Northern Brewer and Glacier.

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Beard Tax from Black Acre Brewing Co.
4.31 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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