Thursday, February 16, 2017

Beer Review - Dark Horse Crooked Theratree Black Ale

Dark Horse Brewing Company - Crooked Theratree Black Ale

Beer Type: American Black Ale - 8.50% ABV

Appearance: Label is a variation on the classic Crooked Tree only dressed as a therapist. Beer pours a jet black color with a decent tan/light brown head. Looks more like a porter.

 Roasted coffee malt, something a bit piney/resinous, and in general just really good smelling.

First Drink:
 Rich flavor with a lot of roasted malt and grain coming through right away. Hops kicks in more towards the end with a pleasing bitter finish.

 Smooth medium bodied brew with nice carbonation.

Last Drink:
 The lighter citrus hops come through a bit clearer now.

 This is a balanced black ale and you can't really taste the higher ABV.

 Not sure how widely this is available as it was a limited IPA sampler selection.

4.25 out of 5. A nice departure from other black IPA/ales out there.  

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