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Ithaca / Iron Hill Dark Humor

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This beer is a 100% Brett fermented collaboration porter, luxuriously chocolaty and earthy sour character. Brewed in together by Iron Hill Brewery Media, and Ithaca Beer Co.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Aroma of sour yeast and roast chocolate. Pours black with a small brown head. Tastes of sour crout and roasted chocolate. Lingers an iron taste. Very confusing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2011
Pour black with brown edges tan head. Aroma coffee, chocolate, roasty, touch spicy. Taste coffee, chocolate, slightly tart and funky, roasty, decent bitterness. Mf medium to full decent fizzy carb. Really solid and interesting take on a porter bold easy drinking and terrificly unique well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewbie (463) - New York, USA - JUN 7, 2011
growler from the brewery. deep dark black with a small solid tan head. chocolate, dark fruit aroma. chocolate taste mainly, roasty malts. light sourness in the background and the lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5517) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Black pour with with tan head and lace. Sour malt and light chocolate aroma. Metallic, toasted malt, a good malt bitter, and a tad of sour. A bit thin and fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
From tap. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight fruity. Bitter, fruity and lingering dark malty. Lingering sweet fruity and dark roasted malty into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2302) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Tap at ACBF. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma holds notes of tart dark fruit, roast, and chocolate. Flavor is marked by cherry, brett, chocolate, and some roasty bitterness. Good but a bit thin, and not all that complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5650) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Nearly opaque, dark brown color with a light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, some cocoa, light brett, and a touch of smoke. Taste of much of the same, the brett was light. This did finish dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eaglefan538 (2960) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On draft mid out and back bike ride at IH Media. Poured a dark near black with choco brown edges on a sunny day. Choco tan colored head and spotty lacing all the way down. Aroma was chocolate, roast, and some funky earthiness. The flavor was roasty milk chocolate, bret funkiness, cellar earthiness, citrus cherries in the after taste. Mouthfeel was full but cut thinner by the acidity. Nice Belgian Stout, would like to drink next to JP.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On tap at the Ithaca Ale House Memorial Day weekend 2011. Served in a goblet. Pours a medium to dark brown color with a good tan head that stuck around as a thin cap for awhile before fading and leaving some spotty lacing. The nose carried some slight roast along with chocolate and a bit of brown sugar. Beyond that, a moderate amount of funk, though that didn’t really come into play until the flavor and finish. Good funky presence in the taste along with some brown sugar and slight roast. Interesting combo that I really enjoyed. Medium body and a somewhat-dry finish. Good brew. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-04-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Tap @ Goodbar. Nose is a bunch of raspberry & bitter dark chocolate, a bit tart. If you didn’t tell me this was a brett beer I wouldn’t know it. Flavor follows with raspberry & really nice dark chocolate, with some chalky sour cherry juice. If you gave this to me blind I’d say it was a well aged baltic porter. I’ll echo Kramer - this is like the NG olde english porter, but way better done.

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