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Destihl Tenebrous Black RyePA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An American-style Black Ale with the addition of rye in the grist for added spiciness and dryness. Assertive hop bitterness, citrus/floral hop flavor and aroma, medium-high alcohol content and medium body one would expect with a Rye IPA, but distinguished by its black color from debittered black malts and a unique mashing process that reduces the amount of burnt or roasted bitterness, astringency, flavor and aroma from that would otherwise be expected in an American Stout.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2015
Sampled at Elijah Ps on their pre opening event. Quite dark brown with a beige head. This is earthy and a bit minty. Rich malts and some rye. Nuts. Hops are secondary and add citrus. A rich malty spicy version.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1687) - Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Tap - small foamy head, pitch black color, nice big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, mildly roasty malt backbone, pretty well balanced, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6595) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Draft to mini-snifter at Destihl. Looks good; a fairly opaque dark cola with light beige head. Sells and tastes of dark malt, rye spice, bitter hops, and some roast. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a bit of a rye tingle. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1762) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Tenebrous at Dexters black as night with foamy tan head . Black malt and caramel with some citrus . Taste is chocolatey, pine burnt malt. Tangy. Medium bodied. Fan of the style but this one may be a bit thin. Has pieces but overall is not what it could be. 14

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Draft at Strangeloves. Opaque black ppur with a rather large frothy beige head. Tastes complicated but a bit like sweet garbage. Some mild expected chocolate/coffee notes but the overall impression is a somewhat spicy Scotch Ale. Vegemite. Browned red fruits. Rotted celery and artichoke. Pungent dark florals. Flaming pumpernickel. Quite unusual.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Almost black in color, cream colored head. Super smooth, light roast, creamy body, light chocolate, hops are present but not overly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (260) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours a dark color with a slightly red hue. Decent head retention and nice lacing. Tastes slightly sweet with a slightly bitter finish. Like it a lot and it ranks up there with the better rye beers I’ve had.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pour on tap at one eyed bettys, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, some slight spice notes, touch of dark fruits. Taste is a mix of sweet fruit, touch of odd trashy and very astringent coffee notes into some roast, dark fruit, finishing oddly sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (865) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft.Brown with medium tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of rye spiciness,roasted malts, and a hint of citrus. Medium body with spice (rye), roasted malt, coffee,and some burnt astringency with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3250) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2014
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
A guest tap that was perhaps a little on the expensive side for what it is this still was enjoyable enough that a half pour was easy to finish. A prototypical black IPA is everything you would expect and nothing more.

Aroma / Appearance - A rick black base is oily and streaky. Dirty brown head adds a rustic tint. Chocolate, rye, and coffee are a combination of dessert and dinner rolled into one. Hops dominate but there is an underlying malt bill.

Flavor / Palate - Malt, coffee, and rye appear as expected from the pleasant bouquet. Toasted undertones sweep away room for the latent bitterness. Low key resin lingers in the throat giving this a long lasting finish. It might not be my favorite beer but you could do far worse.


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