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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Adam Romanow is our third brewer apprentice. His release is an exploration into a newer beer style, the Black IPA. Black as night, bitter, with a full flavored Cascade hop profile and smooth finish. Named after Nyx, the mythological Greek goddess of night, who stood at the beginning of creation. As a beginning, we agree Adam is on to something. As he moves on, we raise a toast and hope you enjoy his beer as much as we do.

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Pray, friends, to the greek goddess of the night, a figure of exceptional power and beauty who stood at the beginning of creation.

When Nyx was originally released as part of out Apprentice Series in 2011, she quickly became one of our most sought after and requested beers. Now reborn into our permanent lineup, she roams the houses and glasses of discerning beer drinkers every autumn. This American Black Ale is as black as night, bitter, with a complex, bracing hop profile.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1342) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with some chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor up front is the citrus and pine hops. These flavors give way to the chocolate and roasted malts. Plenty of bitterness on the finish as well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (143) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bomber. Pours opaque black with tan head. Smells of coffee and roasted malt. Drinks smoothly with moderate lingering bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Tastes of bread, coffee, and roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Big bottle from Pioneer supermarket on Columbus. Thick obsidian pitch with the gloss, body and fat nicotine foam of an imperial stout several percent heftier. Nose serious Baltic soy, prune, malt loaf, carob and liquorice. Slick with mellow pungency; prune, bramble, burnt malt loaf, high cocoa solid chocolate and liquorice thick darkness. Some Belgianesque plum and nectarine like yeast in the background. Puffed rice and mint humbug hints. Reminds me of De Molen. Impressive and rounded although I was expecting some US accented citrus hop to illuminate the edges of the darkness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin, bubbly tan head. Tastes like booze, ash, very earthy, roasted, sweet, with bitter coffee flavor. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like earth, mulch, tobacco, booze, and coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, coffee, earthy hops, woody notes, and light ash. Flavor is roast malts, dark chocolate and earthy hop bitterness, some ash, light espresso, and faint dried fruit; dry finish with some lingering bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madhatter4206 (6) - - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
Great dark wintery beer. Smooth and drinkable with a great depth of flavor. Not super hoppy considering it's an IPA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
A deep dark IPA with a thin dark brown head, very viscous. In aroma, dark chocolate with pungent resinous hops, dark fruits, surprisingly nice. In mouth, a nice bitter chocolate with espresso coffee grind,, grassy resinous hops, orange pulp, alcohol warmth, excellent with blue cheese. OttBottShare Dec 15 2013.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours about pitch black. Resinous, piney nose with slight burnt notes. Full bodied with a nice smoothness on the tongue. Solid roasted character with a heavy pine influence. Robust and flavorful. A pleasant surprise from White Birch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
22 ounce bottle
Split with b3shine and tastybeer this was a fine black IPA picked up in the Cleveland area. I think it was solid enough for me to try another one or two of their beers when I verify the freshness. Maybe White Birch is an up and comer in the northeast.

Aroma / Appearance - A fluid black base slides gracefully into the sample sized glass. Slick legs like a mocha porter sweep downwards. Plums, malt, and oily resins warm the air like a very hoppy porter.

Flavor / Palate - Coffee, cinnamon, and a spicy edge are a little bit of unexpected pleasure. The dry transition of molasses emerges after about ten seconds. Finally comes a resiny finish from a balanced hop presence. From start to finish this is a very enjoyable black IPA. The fact it is also relatively affordable only makes it more appealing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (1728) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2013
22oz bomber thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours black with a small foamy mocha colored head. Aroma of mostly chocolate, coffee, and pine. Taste has a big piney hop presence, with lots of chocolate malt, bitter black coffee, and burnt toast.


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