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Ithaca / Iron Hill Dark Humor

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ImtheSlime (10) - Norwood, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From notes, reviewed 6/2/11. On tap into tulip. Pours a pitch black, light tan head. Smells roasty, tart, cocoa, earthy, thyme, cola. It’s sweet and roasty, caramel, earthy, chocolate, very strong tart and bitterness with raspberries and cherries, slight strawberry, hidden notes of limey citrus. Biting sourness with strong burnt-like bitterness in the finish, smooth and abundantly carbonated. Immensely complex, very well put together balancing roast, sourness and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10837) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle, yes bottle. Pours a very dark brown color, very light beige head. Aroma of chocolate, lactic/bretty sourness, some cherries, and roast. Flavor is a great mix of sour funk and chocolate. I really enjoyed the notes that the brett did to this beer. It really is a delicious and unique treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reggiedunlop (3636) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2011
On nitro at capones...pours deep brown with a thin and tight mocha head...slow cascading. Nice chocolate aroma also has a hint of vanilla and slight sour notes. Flavor is chocolatey in the beginning and end and sour in the middle...lightly winey. Mouthfeel is super creamy but not heavy with a finish that pleasantly turns from tart/sour to lingering roasty cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Dark with a brown head. Aroma is Worcestershire, roasted malt, light sour, some chocolate. Flavor has nice mid-range sourness, chocolate, some ham, and dark fruit. Tops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leafs93 (2069) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was dark chocolate, coffee, red grapes and roastyness. Taste was a sweet and sour, very well balanced. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2011
(draught at capone’s) jet black pour, thick creamy lasting head. Nose of cream, graham cracker and milk chocolate. Taste is chocolate covered sour cherries, cream, just absolutely delicious. Perfect sour linger. Awesome and so well balanced with the sour and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (2424) - USA - OCT 17, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. This unusual brew hit the spot for me, altho I see not everyone feels that way about it. Dark pour. Sweaty, perfumey, coffee and malt aroma. The flavor features an unusual cider sourness - unusual for a porter anyway. There is some mellow sweetness in there as well. The flavors mix better than I would have thought. Very interesting brew - my appreciation for Ithaca Beer Co. continues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 22, 2011
A - Pours a rich brown-black color with a finger of frothy brownish head. The head fades down fairly quickly to a thin ring leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of some sweet roasted caramel malt and some evidence of brett in some sourness and a hint of dark fruit. T - Starts off with a mix of some sweet malt and some sourness and a touch of dark fruit. Through the middle some stronger roasted malt flavors and sourness come through with a hint of chocolate flavor. The finish is a mix of some sweet malt and some sourness that lingers nicely. M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. Feels really smooth. There is some nice lingering sourness on the tongue after the beer finishes. D - Very drinkable. Very interesting flavor combination here of the brett elements and the porter. Everything seems to mix together and work very well. The sourness is nice and does not overpower the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Collaboration between Ithaca & Iron Hill. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Some lacing left on the glass. Aromas of dark fruits, cherry pits, roast, light vinegar, and some brett. Tastes of chocolate covered cherries, brett, the same lighter vinegar, and dark fruits. Light sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3458) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2011
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a dark brown color with a white film atop the beer. Aroma of roasted malt, dark cherry, and a hint of vinegar. Roasted malt and chocolate up front with a clear break followed by just enough cherry and brett sour finish. Really nice beer!

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