Visionary Brew (2012) | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

BA SCORE
70.6%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 17 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rahrbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BigBarley on 01-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
17
Liked:
12
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
15.5%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 1
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very recent release, labeled as an "Imperial Black IPA" no ABV listed on the bottle

A - Pours like a stout, deep black with a thick, tan foam atop. Not see-through at all, not much active carbonation, looks nice and thick.

S - Cascade hops wrapped around cocoa and mild maple presence. A clean floral hoppy background that compliments the sweet, roasted smells. Very balanced, very powerful. An exciting smelling brew.

T - Delicious. It's like you're drinking a west coast DIPA and a RIS at the same time. The dark stout notes of cocoa, coffee and caramel compliment the aggressive hop profile and the clean, floral character. I will drink this until I can find no more!

M - Quite thick, creamy, but still crisp. A great feel for such a flavorful beer.

O - If you can, find this beer and enjoy. It's one of those very rare "best of both worlds" beers that captures perfectly the dominant characteristics of two distinct styles. Love this brew!

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Visionary Brew (2012) from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.6% out of 100 with 17 ratings
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