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Black Widow | Olds College Teaching Brewery

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Black WidowBlack Widow

Brewed by:
Olds College Teaching Brewery
Alberta, Canada

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by schnarr84 on 04-20-2014

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 6
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz glass (@5.3% ABV) at Beer Revolution YEGDT. Always nice to see more of this outfit's offerings showing up around town.

This beer appears a very dark, mahogany highlighted brown colour, with one skinny finger of puffy, wispy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some splendid disintegrating ice shelf lace around the glass as things evenly subside.

It smells of powdery chocolate milk, bready caramel malt, a touch of biscuity toffee, muddled black orchard fruit, some anise spice notes, and subtle earthy and leafy green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a sort of separate roasted ashy character, some candied Noel fruitiness, bittersweet chocolate, plain cafe-au-lait, and more generic leafy, weedy, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly understated in its faint frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and generally smooth, just a bit of char playing the pea to the proverbial princess here. It finishes well off-dry, as the cocoa-heavy malt beckons us ever onward.

Overall, this is a rather enjoyable iteration of a Porter of some ilk - though I suppose that the big chocolate essence pushes it strongly towards the American camp. Easy to drink, and at a bit of a necessarily hurried pace, as winter seems to be gasping its last, at this relatively early calendar juncture. Oh yeah.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Black Widow from Olds College Teaching Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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