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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Midnight Ryder – a hat tip to Bischoff’s son, Elliott Ryder – is cloaked in mystery and full of surprises. A style of disputed origins and merit, American Black Ale puts a distinctly American twist on the India Pale Ale with five varieties of malt that give this dark beer a medium body and a complex array of flavors including caramel, chocolate and a smidgen of roast. Sealing the deal are six varieties of American-grownhops added throughout the 90-minute boil. This beer offers a resinous and piney character with just enough citrus to bring balance at the finish line.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
12 fl oz can. Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate malty. Solid bitter, chocolate and light ashtrayish roasted malty. Bitter, light chalky, chocolate and dry bitter, towards grapefruity hoppy. Chocolate and solid bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Can. A dark brown beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and hops, leading to a dry roasted and bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Can at yespr. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and hops. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and grass. Dry roasted and hppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Can from Ryan. Harsh roast. Decent dark chocolate. Lovely chocolate. Not too much hop. Good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
(12oz can) Pours a black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted grain, grass, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of grass, roasted malt, chocolate, and grapefruit with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft. Medium tan head that leaves nice lacing atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some orange, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, coffee, light roast, orange. Medium body, light acidity, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
@RBSG-Minni–on tap-tight retaining tan-black. A-citrus/pine, dk malt-hint of molasses. T-pine hops, roast/cocoa-med/dk malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
Can from Guerde. Pours black with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is a bit chocolate and smooth dark malt. Hop might be resin. Med body. Main flavor is resin followed by med dark chocolate. Fairly strong flavors. Finishes with a lot of hop bitter over a touch of sweet roast dark malt. Very different - very good. Thanks Andy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
Can shared at CBC Islington during the Ryan Tasting - many thanks to Ryan the Can Man. Pours brown with a big, frothy beige head. Good baking cocoa in here, rich pine, some toasty bread. A solid black IPA on the whole. Very drinkable, pretty dynamic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Canned. Black coloured. Dense light brown coloured. Aroma: Light roast, herbs, sweetness, hay, caramel. Flavour: Roast, chocolate, herbs, flowers, Medium bodied. Ends roasted bitter.


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