Batch #2 (for David Lynch) | Zebulon Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
4.02/5
Exceptional
19 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Zebulon Artisan Ales
North Carolina, United States
zebulonbrewing.com

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by zebulonbrewing on 02-02-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
19
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Highbury09:
Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.17/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Large shared bottle.
Very dark, with some burnt, grains and coffee dominated this beer. With this mix I'd prefer a little more sweetness and, even then, a bit less char.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.51/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great smoky aroma and taste. Somewhat boozy. Slight coffee feel. Mellow smooth aftertaste. Better then many German examples I've had. Solid release, look forward to trying my Batch #1 and future batches.

10/31/2016 Just opened my other bottle. Not much change from fresh other then it holds on to its head longer. The coffe has dropped out but the smooth smokey malt has became a little more subdued. Same score.

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Photo of aleckpa
2.64/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Generous_Beer_Lover
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great use of smoke. Never have been a huge fan of most smoked styles but very well balanced, never harsh or ash tray bound. Rounded bitter chocolate, slight coffee in aroma. Nicely executed.

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Photo of AshevilleHomebrewer
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AppaZappa
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cardsfan
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The smoke and coffee play nice with each other, and there is still room for some roasty stout characteristics in the finish. Nice balance, well made. Still with the price point on this one, not good enough to be anything but a one and done for me. But I do look foward to trying more from Zebulon in the future.

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Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never been a fan of smoked beers, but this one is fantastic.

Black with an off-white head.

Smells roasty/malty with a touch of smoke (reminds me of when you catch a whiff of someone barbecuing)

Tastes like a light bodied stout with a huge hit of roast, a well balanced hint of smoke, and a hint of coffee and cocoa as it warms

Feels light on the tongue with a good level of carbonation

Overall i really liked this beer. As i mentioned, smoke is not my thing, but i really found myself wanting more of this beer. I couldn't really pick out much coffee other than the usually hints of coffee/cocoa you get from roasted malt, but I was okay with the flavors being that delicate and balanced.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours coffee brown with a thick mocha head that leaves swaths of lacing behind

Smell: Ashes, smoke and coffee, with black bread underneath

Taste: Very smokey, up front, with an ashes and burnt toast character; perhaps a little bacon, too; the coffee starts to arrive, in the middle, with some earthy hops, as well; the finish is quite ashen

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am not a huge fan of smoked beers but this one is very well executed

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Batch #2 (for David Lynch) from Zebulon Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 19 ratings