Metallic Vessels
Burial Beer Co.

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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
4.09 | pDev: 3.67%
May 11, 2021
Mar 26, 2019
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Notes: Beings never cease. We lay down and perish breath. Decomposition first, then bustling genesis. And upon the gravestones of our yesteryear a vibrant new form takes aim at life. Such a vicious cycle we endure. Quite a righteous revival we have earned. When the decaying entrails of such a meek society wave their wands in the air, the plea of rebirth is heard at such a shrill. From the beleaguered souls of our vengeful confines, we welcome this modern black lager. Bountiful in body, but crisp in delivery, this vessel is blessed with a special blend of boldly-roasted coffee from Onyx Coffee Roasters. For this cup is always full, and its tin forever shines.
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Rated: 4.02 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

May 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours dark, opaque, nearly black with just a hint of brown. Head is off white, short but persistent, and lots of fine lined lacing. Pretty.

S - Front is roasted malt, just a touch of floral and grass hop notes, and a bit of clay.

T - Opens with a strong, slightly bitter flavor, coffee and chocolate highlights but a core that comes forward of dark molasses bread, and a slight sharp acidic finish that reminds me of high quality coffee. Lingering long after is the malty hit of dark bread, a persistent note that takes a minute to disappear.

M - A brisk drink, mild weight, and slightly dry finish. As the flavor suggests, you feel just a bit of something that lingers. Nothing bad, just there.

O - I am a big fan of this style, I'll note. This is a superb rendition, offering a great "drink your bread" experience. Delicious and satisfying.
Apr 25, 2021
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 12 oz single from the Blue Door Bottleshop in Hendersonville 4-5-21 for $2.75. No canning date; consumed 4-13-21.

Beer poured a cola brown with a nice off white head with the original pour but dissipated quickly.

Nose is a pleasant coffee forward as it warms up with mildly roasted malts.

Taste is spot on with the light mild roasted malts infused very well by the coffee adjunct. Finishes balanced and clean with a light coffee aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and pretty smooth, an easy sipper.

Overall a really well made beer. Can see myself having this again in the near future!
Apr 13, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by oberon from North Carolina

Aug 03, 2020
Rated: 4 by hoosier222002 from Illinois

May 19, 2020
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can with a date that can't be made out by the naked eye (at least not mine). Opened 5-2-20.
2 finger dense, beige head with very good staying power.
Dark brown / black color lager.
Early wisps of fresh lacing, turns into full sheet on the back side of the glass.
Bold but smooth coffee with cream. Bread dough and roasted malts. Chicory.
Appealing nose.
Black coffee. Strong grind.
Roasted malt with a touch of smokiness and again a strong chicory root flavor.
Light body, medium-low carbonation.
Creamy mouthfeel. Some coffee astringency/acidic biter feel.
Smooth coffee and roasted malt finish in a light beer package.
Very Good.
May 02, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Aug 27, 2019
Rated: 4 by baklo from North Carolina

Jun 10, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear yet opaque dark cola brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate ruby red + chestnut brown + garnet red + dark golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy fizzy beige head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film covering approximately 65% of the surface of the beer and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of bold freshly roasted + brewed coffee over the top of light to moderate aromas of roasted + charred + caramel malts with minimal amounts of sweetness and light aromas of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted + charred + caramel malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of bold freshly roasted + brewed coffee. Finally there are light flavors of earthy hops. There is a light amount of roasty bitterness which fades slowly and the coffee flavors linger well through the finish.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront with a relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Very enjoyable but you definitely need to be someone that enjoys a black coffee (no milk, no sugar) to really enjoy this beer.
Apr 25, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Apr 20, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Apr 19, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by nwhittin from Indiana

Apr 06, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Apr 05, 2019
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
3/27/19 can @ Asheville home
Mar 27, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Mar 26, 2019
Metallic Vessels from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 18 ratings