Black Tongue | Signature Brew

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83
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22 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Signature Brew
England, United Kingdom
signaturebrew.co.uk

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by josmickam on 05-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
22
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.04%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bomber bottle served in a small tulip.

As usual for style, a bit of clash between the fall malts and the modestly high hop load. Despite a near equal (but hop favored) balance.
More hops present in the flavor than the aroma reveals, but still, this is no Stone Black IPA.

O. Decent version of style.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchip
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of SLewis
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Lionhearted1987
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, almost black coloring with dark mahogany highlights, and a frothy, foamy, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of tart grapefruit, orange peel, chocolate, roasted coffee, and hints of smoke and char. Flavors are a good blend of roast and fruit forward, with a subtle coffee roast blending with grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon/lime. More resinous and piney notes build towards the end of the palate. Smooth, soft, slightly dry body, with a roasted, semisweet, and resinous aftertaste. The finish is smooth and dry, with a bitter and sweet blend lingering on.

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Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of fearthebeerd
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Maybe I'm biased because I love Mastodon, but this is a really good IPA. Drink it if you dare.

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Photo of yergermeister
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikedgt
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer - but it's more of a stout with a hops kick. By no means unpleasant, I was just expecting an IPA. As far as a stout goes, pretty good. On the sweet side up front with plumbs and chocolate. Finishes with a coffee note. Hops dries it out nicely with a lemon hint.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of yinz11
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JulianBaughman
4.36/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Read my full review on my blog. http://a-few-cold-ones.tumblr.com/post/123749984737/black-tongue

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Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black Tongue from Signature Brew
3.56 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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