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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Black-Eye Rye is an American-style India Black Ale brewed with rye. Inspired by the popularity of this unique and interesting style, it pours midnight black and features a fluffy cappuccino colored head. Don’t let the dark color fool you though, because this is Red Brick’s hoppiest beer yet! The aroma features complex tropical fruit notes of mango and peach intermingling with classic citrus and pine, as well as a slight hint of cocoa. The flavor is resinous and piney, complimented by a velvety mouth-feel, and finishes with lingering notes of grapefruit and bittersweet chocolate. It’s sure to keep you coming back round after round!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (425) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2014
Denso color nero con un velo di morbida schiuma marroncina. Al naso offre sentori di cioccolato, espresso, caramello e luppoli fruttati. Gusto amarognolo, caffettoso e tostato con note di malto e cereali; finale lungo, amaro e persistente con note leggermente piů dolciastre. Corpo medio, effervescenza debole, struttura setoso-oleosa: un piacere per le papille gustative, ricorda una stout morbida che sul finale scatena l’amaro/fruttato tipico di una IPA. Promossa!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Stuart. Pours a flat black with brownish/red edges and, after agitating, a nice tan head leaving some small spots of lace. Aroma has chocolate, ashy roast, pine and citrus - plus light acetone. Taste is of sweet roasty malts, some cocoa, some grapefruit and heavy resin. Medium bodied. Finishes tangy grapefruity with roast; nicest part - most black IPA-ish - was the end, especially once a ways down the glass. Thought it was an impy stout at the beginning, and even at the end was not as hoppy of a cascadian dark as preferred.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle at the study. Dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Nose is very roasty upfront, lots of cocoa, light coffee. Some hops, but it’s more Stout is than black ipa. A bit dry on the finish, some light char. Solid and doesn’t taste too much like old hops, thank The Lord.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (798) - USA - OCT 1, 2013
Black with a tan head. Aroma is pine hops, roasted malt and some coffee. Flavor is roasted coffee and chocolate with some pine hops. Bitterness is an interesting mix of rich roasted malt and the sharp bit of hops. Body is actually quite smooth with a richness from the malt. A little bittersweet in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
murky chestnut, thin tan ring. Dusty nose, stale chocolate malt. Flavor equally sweet, chocolate and oily through the end. No bitterness to counter, not getting any rye spice, just straightforward sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
12oz can, thanks nmann08. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast/caramel, some orange. Medium body, light acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured a mostly opaque brown color with a small, but lasting wispy white head. Aroma was chocolate malts, roast notes, earthy spice. Flavor was some dried fruits, chocolate, dark malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, earthy and spicy hops, prunes and figs. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2013
My 100th rate from the State of Georgia. Black color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is dark roasted cocoa, bitter cocoa finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown color with absolutely no head on it. The nose has some roasty chocolate notes coming up front on it, with the floral and citrus hop tones coming on the back end. Taste is quite roasty and slightly sweet up front, with the bitterness coming on the back end and very little of the hoppiness coming through. Seems more like a porter than an IPA.


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