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Black is The New Wit

Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
5 / 6
36 / 40
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

Quite an interesting experimental ale, this beer boasts an expansive range of mild flavors that merge to form a unique black ale with aromas of dark malts and suggestions of root beer, coffee, cola, burnt sugar, raisins, plum and smoke. The ale comes across as almost opaque with a gorgeous stubborn tan head. Flavor observations include raisin, curaçao, slight spice, kola nuts, toffee, licorice, roasted malt and herbs. Any spicy rye quality seems subdued in the medium/full bodied palate, as do the fruity esters and wood tannins. The brew seems fairly slick and viscous on the tongue, with a lightly sweet, malty finish.