Jet Black Scream

Louisiana
United States
Jet Black Scream, Gnarly Barley Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
96
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Have you felt like you’re screaming in a pitch black tunnel for the last year? No? Just us? Well in any case, we’ve got just the thing to help you drown out the noise. It’s about as metal as an IPA can get... Introducing Jet Black Scream IPA - a collab with the South Louisiana Craft Beer Club

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Hops: 
Amarillo, Centennial, Citra Cryo
Malts: 
Two-row, Crystal 45, Crystal 60, Midnight Wheat
Judges Review 
Brad Darnell's picture
Judges Rating:
96
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Jet Black Scream by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. being judged according to the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, Category 21B - Specialty IPA: Black IPA.

A moderate roasted black malt aroma mixed with fresh floral and pine hops greets my nose. The beer pours a clear black with dark brown hues and a large, 4” tall, frothy and bubbly light beige head, long retention and lined lacing. Moderate roasted malt supports heavy pine and grapefruit hops and moderate hop bitterness. The beer is clean, without fruity esters and finishes dry. A medium-full body backs up the medium-high carbonation.

Revisiting the aroma I find subdued layers of dark chocolate, light caramel malt notes and a light nuttiness. The head reluctantly diminishes to a 1/4” layer on top with the lacing becoming spotty. Further flavor evaluation yields a nutty praline character and a delicate dark malt and hop balance, which somewhat favors the hops and leaves a lingering hop bitterness. I am smitten by this beer and its dark malt and hop balance; it's just so well crafted and highly drinkable.

This beer would pair superbly with a rich turtle cheesecake for a complementary pairing or a moderately spiced Mexican mole sauce as a light contrast.

Brewery Introduction

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 690bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar,... Read More

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