Gnomon | Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales

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Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
Colorado, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by StonedTrippin on 04-19-2018

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is some of the best beer i have had from these guys to date, amazingly inventive and well executed, a raw ale, which is something i dont all the way understand scientifically, but am fascinated by. the dont boil the wort, which theoretically leaves a little more of the grain structure and character in tact, which perhaps is to showcase this ancient purple barley they have used in the brew a little better than it might otherwise be, not denaturing it with intense boiling heat. it also obviously keeps hop bitterness low, as that is extracted in the boil. this beer is so interesting, it feels heavy to me, starchy and weighty and earthy and dense, and while i dont taste a ton of unique grain in here, i definitely feel that this is radically different from a texture standpoint. things that jump out at me here are amazing maturity of the yeasts, brettier and older and funkier tasting than a lot of whats usually pouring in the taproom. i also get a lot of white wine, definitely aged at least in part in wine barrels, floral and tannic and interesting there. from what i can tell this special barley is very earthy and nutty, autumnal here, and but not as classically malty tasting as its more conventional counterparts, nice in this context, and its awesome that black project has given us all the opportunity to experience this. i love learning things from the beer i drink, and this one has a lot to teach. funky and complex and mellow still, really different and really good. id like to know more about the impetus for no boil beers, this has me majorly intrigued! also curious to see how the bottles develop over time!

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Gnomon from Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 4 ratings