Blakkr | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.99%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the 12oz canned Real Ale version.

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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by EgadBananas:
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4.07/5  rDev -0.2%

Dark black, brown head. Flowers and pine nose, chocolate too. Intense bitterness, and milk chocolate and roast. Full bodied.

Several months old, but couldn't help snagging a can in Houston. It really is still an enjoyable beer. More stout-like with a heavy-handed hop presence. Still worth a try and better as an aged beer than the Surly counterpart.

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4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 ounce can into a teku.

A- Big, frothy, dark-khaki-colored head with large carbonation bubbles. Body is pitchblack and thus obviously opaque. The head is very persistent and leaves streaks of lace everywhere.

S- Spicy hops and a rye-like aroma. Dark roasted malts and a hint of dark chocolate are just beneath the heavier hop aromas. Something like burnt toast is present too.

T- A thick, deep coffee and dark chocolate flavor stand out up front. A combination of piney hops and orange juice citrus then work their way into the picture. There are many dimensions to this flavor, as I'm getting some sweet malt and caramel and a flavor that reminds me of an orange chocolate cordial. A burnt caramel flavor melds with the citrus on the finish and sits there.

M-Has a slightly spicy feel to it. Medium-body. Some sweetness and grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers. Light to mid carbonation, but drinks with a heavy viscosity.

This is a damn good Black IPA. Right up there with the best in style.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a half inch tan head that dissipates into plenty of lacing on the glass. A very interesting beer to say the least. The nose and taste starts of fruity and hoppy like an IPA and finishes with roasted malts. Very drinkable, medium bodied, and smooth. Not really bitter or sticky. A very nice collaboration brew and huge thanks to @jdotswizz for this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is sinister black.

Right off the bat you get a very nice citrus aroma with some malt sweetness in the background.

The first thing I notice on the taste is a porter like roastiness and semi-sweet malt flavors that are fantastic. Then, here come the pine and citrus hops that really bring everything in check.

The mouthfeel starts out creamy with moderate carbonation. The finish is very nice with a lingering semi-sweet citrus flavor.

Overall, this is one fantastic offering from Real Ale. The balance of flavors on this beer is fantastic. Nothing is dominating as it all really works well together.

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Blakkr from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 240 ratings