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Black Diamond Fracas Red | Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.68/5
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55 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co.
California, United States
bdbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GRG1313 on 12-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
55
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a hazy amber to red color with a decent half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking around the glass in a messy sort of way. The smell had a decent boozy strong caramel/sugary sort of sweetness with a glossed over sort of weird melon thing going on. The taste was exactly the same. On the palate, this one came across fairly sticky straight up coating of my tongue. It sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but constrained to an extent. Overall, this was a decent American Strong Ale I think I could have again.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cavmacb2s
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sporklift87
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burnerdale
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aewachiw
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oysbot
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach136
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice red body with a rocky, 1.5 finger light beige head, good racing.

Aroma/Flavor: Big floral and pine hop character, with nutty-caramel backbone. Bitterness is pretty balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, dry lingering finish.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of SplitsAtoms
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of watchnerd
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jworkman
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of kindbeer
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of arizcards
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a discontinued bomber at Sprouts in mid-January for $5.89. No freshness date.

Beer poured amber with a nice white head that is leaving lacing.

Nose is malty with hints of citrus.

Taste is a bit uneven, caramel malts, pine and citrus greet the palate in a fashion that does not blend very well. This could be a freshness issue.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and very smooth.

Overall this recipe has some potential if fresh. I am always a sucker for a double red but unfortunately this one dissapoints a bit.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of schoolboy
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think this brewery is new to me, and I hope they have better offerings than this. It has a cool label and it opens to a nice red foamy glass with some suspension and it looks like long lasting bubbling. That's the high point. Reds usually look great, so this is not unexpected.

The aroma is a slightly funky hoppy thing. The taste follows suit. It has a pretty big malt/big beer taste going on too. The aftertaste is funky too. Bitter, and dry. None of this is in any way bad, it is a beer you should try, but it leads me to check for a date to see if Save-on sold me something too old.

... and the conclusion is - there is no date on the thing anywhere that I could see. I will not seek this out again.

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Photo of jbeervt
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Black Diamond Fracas Red from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 55 ratings
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