Velvet Revolution | Bay State Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Bay State Beer Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by a74gent on 03-17-2014

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Photo of puboflyons
2.43/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on July 6, 2015.

It has a dark brown pour under a huge, delicate off-white head that lingers.

There are malts on the nose but a low hop profile. Not sure if this is a bad bottle but I also picked up a distracting vegetable oil or mushroom soup character. It made it hard to go forward.

Medium body.

Same thing with the flavor, an off-putting vegetable oil or buttery taste under the hint of malts and modest hop profile. Not much bitterness. Kind of weak all around.

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Photo of predikit
3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a brownish burnt orange, settles in the glass very dark brown. Leaves a frothy white head that dissipates fairly slowly, plenty of lacing left on the glass.

Smell is very close to an oatmeal stout. There's a hint of something in the background that I can't quite put my finger on.

This tastes what I would expect Guinness to taste like if Guinness had no notes of chocolate or coffee, a very bland malt profile. No real hop presence either.

Medium bodied, smooth and drinkable, fairly clean feel.

A very middle of the road brew that doesn't shine in any particular area.

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Photo of jlindros
3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent smaller fizzy head, dark semi clear mahogany cola brown color.

Nose strange, sack crayon box like aroma, light fruity aromas, mild grassy herbal hop, faint chocolate biscuit, mild creamy malt, fairly light.

Taste sweet, caramel, faint cocoa dust and creamy choc, little biscuit, fairly fruity and light fruity lager. Mild gassy hop, not much, little toffee late. Finish semi sweet but drier, bit more toffee caramel and milk choc. At least no bad lager flavours and mildly crisp, but quite creamy.

Mouth is creamy, mild crisp, softness, decent carb.

Overall not bad, no bad lager off flavours, but that weird aroma and so so flavours, nothing great. Also don't remember anything like this in Prague.

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Photo of billybob
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

only had one 12oz. bottle to sample I like to do a review with at least three. pours a huge head that just about fills the glass dark brown in color long lasting head and lace. smells of roasted malt and a slightly fruity note to it. taste was mostly roasted malt, dark coffee had to wait for the head to settle a bit hard to get a good mouthfeel. overall I would give it a second try.

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Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Symz
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of anaids
4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Velvet Revolution from Bay State Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 9 ratings