Pitch Black | Lost Nation Brewing

BA SCORE
61.1%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 144 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lost Nation Brewing
Vermont, United States
lostnationbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GarthDanielson on 08-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,660
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
144
Liked:
88
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
9.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of DoubleMalt
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

The appearance was a black color with a bar pour’s kind of head (rating adjusted accordingly). The smell had some roasty chocolatey malts with some coffee beans. There’s a nice sweet chocolatey aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in the body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation runs good as a Porter. I’d have again, good stuff, but not a Black IPA.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qcbrewer
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PHBoiler
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of braican
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample glass at Growler Garage. They had it labeled as a black IPA and I see its labeled as one on Beer Advocate. I think the bar and beer advocate has it wrong, anyways, here’s the rest. The appearance was a black color with a bar pour’s kind of head (rating adjusted accordingly). The smell had some roasty chocolatey malts with some coffee beans, hops, what hops, there's no hops here. There’s a nice sweet chocolatey aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in the body with a nice sessionable feel to it. Carbonation runs good as a Porter. Bitterness is barely there to hit my tongue. I’d have again, good stuff, but not a Black IPA.

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heerboth
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had at Lost Nation on Saturday, 9/26. Pours "pitch black" with a light tan head that sticks around. Good aroma on this, very inviting, sweet roasted malts with some earthy and pine hops in the back. Flavor doesn't have as much hops as the nose, it's very much like a porter. Sweet, chocolate in the middle, roasty near the end with a restrained bitterness. Light in the stomach and body is a hair too thin. Easy to drink but missing the big hop wallop for a black ale. Still a tasty beer, though.

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Photo of epyon396
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Unbelievably complex for a black ale. Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts, smoke, and cream, limited hops. You could have probably convinced me that this was a porter or stout.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap at the brewery into a small snifter.

Dark woody caramel brown with an Indian red like hue and accent to it. Head is faint tan, with little stayin power.

The bouquet on this is so exquisite. Fresh roasted hazelnuts and cashew thickness. Cream. Vanilla. Milk chocolate, a bag of mixed nuts and thick malt rich grains with just a bit of roast to throw in the mix. This thing is crazy good.

Palate just delivers more of that but toned down and probably on an even keel. THick creamy flavors, and a supportive palate that doesn't add much but doesn't take away either. THick chocolate flavors and lighter qualities than expected. Chewy. Rich roast and cream, not much hop character to discern.

If this is supposed to be hop forward it doesn't really come across that way, but has such a great malt angle and everything else that I could care less. REal unique creation, quite a style blur too.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Pitch Black from Lost Nation Brewing
Beer rating: 61.1% out of 100 with 144 ratings
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