Festivus | Deep Ellum Brewing Company

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Deep Ellum Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mora2000 on 02-19-2012

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery's grand opening party.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a small tan head. The aroma is has a lot of roasted and light chocolate malts, with a little bit of pine also thrown in. The flavor is very similar. There are some nice pine and orange notes from the hops, but they are balanced and complimented by the chocolate and roasted malts. The bitterness is low to medium. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A good Black IPA.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hay Merchant in Houston, TX

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color with some ruby around the edges. A one two finger white/light tan head rises with good retention. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: A mix of soapy, floral, and resinous hops up front. That is followed by caramel malt, sweetness and burnt toast. A lingering bitterness. Like most from this "style" this just does mix right for me.
T: The flavors meld a bit better than the nose. The resinous hops are apparent, but not at odds with the malt going on. Toasted malt, caramel sweetness, light chocolate. Basically a hoppy porter.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A slightly soapy and oily feel. Resinous and slick. Not hard to drink. Enjoyable for what it is. Though not something I am coming back to often.

As this "style" goes, not bad. Though I have yet to see any definition to what this style should be. Really not the worst of its ilk, but I wish this kind of beer would go away.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Festivus from Deep Ellum Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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