Route Of All Evil Black Ale | Two Roads Brewing Company

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Route Of All Evil Black AleRoute Of All Evil Black Ale

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
A hefty Black Ale with profound malt and hop complexity. Neither Stout nor Porter, it will be its own thing – full-bodied, bold and black. Flavor characteristics of dark chocolate, mocha, molasses and dark fruits. Balanced by piney citrusy notes of Pacific Northwest hops. Full-bodied and uncommonly satisfying at 7.5% alcohol.

Added by JTomczak on 11-01-2013

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3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark black with decent head. Smells hoppy with caramel and molasses undertones. It's nice, it's enticing...

Tastes slightly bitter up front, then distinctly hoppy with a slight sweetness mellowing out the bitterness of the hops. Aftertaste is more sweet than bitter, but still good.

Mouthfeel is good, no bite, creamy and foamy on a swish. It's very good.

This is a good beer. I was expecting something sweeter and maybe stickier. Instead, I was treated to a crisp and refreshing beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Two Roads Brewing Company "Route Of All Evil"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BTLD 10/27/15"

I won't go into too much detail on this one as it's a fairly straightforward black ale, black IPA, Cascadian dark ale, or whatever you want to call it.

It's hoppy in both the aroma and the flavor with delicate pine and citrus, and the malt is chocolatey and softly roasty. The additional note of molasses is fairly unique however, and the dark fruitiness (raisin, plum, currant) gives it an additional layer of complexity that's not usually found. Beyond those things it's the balance that really makes it shine. It's neither too bitter nor too sweet, and the pine and citrus notes are held back so that they don't stand out too far from the chocolatey, burnt sugar, and charred malt.

Many beers in this vein appear simply as IPA's with darker malts thrown in, but this comes off as the opposite, a strong dark beer with Pacific northwest hops thoughtfully integrated into it. Another winner from Two Roads!

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Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of woodchipper
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, with 10/19/15 on the bottom. (not the freshest sample)

Pours very dark and stout like.....dark moch along lasting head, leaves a thicker collar and some low sheeting.

Citric nose with some dark chocolate

Tasty dark IPA, lots of orange notes and again dark chocolate...not a huge fan of the style, this one is well crafted and worth a try...

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Photo of tigg924
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1 inch head, opaque, black in color

Smell: pine, roasted malt, and tropical fruit

Taste: rich chocolate--mostly dark with some milk chocolate, light cream, char, and a moderate amount of piney hops

Mouthfeel: Sweet start with a bitter end, medium body, high carbonation

Overall: A good American black ale that never gets too sweet or too bitter. On the complex side for the style. I would get this again, but there are others I prefer in the style.

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Photo of Meyers1023
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured almost black with a creamy brown head. The nose is coffee, chocolate, molasses, and a bit of pine. The hoppy pine flavor jumps upfront mixing with chocolate and coffee almost adding a minty flavor. The feel is a little thick but very carbonated. A very good black ale. I like the interplay between the hops and malt making almost like a minty chocolate ale.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of bbudnik
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BranfordBound
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersilio
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opaque black liquid and a robust, thick tan colored foam. Slow retention and big lace.

Molasses, dark oats, dry, earthy hops, dark chocolate and peanutbutter aroma in a big way. Reminds me very much of a Courage Imperial Stout nose. The hops are earthy and very piney. Later, as the liquid warms, subtle dark fruits pop out, especially blackberry.

A big, hearty and bitter flavor , bakers chocolate, dark oats, massive dark malt complexity and even bigger hops. The hops are very earthy, bitter and dry. Many wild flavor's seem to battle eachother for supremacy. The balance is pretty crazy with malt and hops going crazy. Later on, tangy and fruity flavors pop out in a subtle way.

The feel is a medium body, not thick or smooth really, but grainy and dry for sure. A bit zippy at first, finishing dry and tart.

Very unique, rides the rail of any specific style. 12 oz. Can.

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Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MorganMessersmith
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmbeer
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ipc2000
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of whatname
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kochiss
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of let8it8grow
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uzarnayme
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Route Of All Evil Black Ale from Two Roads Brewing Company
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