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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nsanders (1017) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Tap at Pizza Luce. Deep brown with a light brown head and light lacing. Piney, powdered sugar, burnt coffee and grass. Taste has a light sweet start, but is mostly bitter. Body is medium with a foamy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (1321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse... (Version I drank was fall 2014). Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roast, burned toast. Dark brown - black, medium frothy head. Taste and palate: medium head, lively carbonation, creamy, a little bit of citrus and pine up front but then bitter finish. Overall: would prefer to have more notes of citrus in this beer, imo the blend between stout and IPA isn’t perfect. The beer is good but not the perfect Black IPA in my mind but still a really good stout...maybe I waited for too long before drinking it and all the citrus taste is gone or this fall 2014 version is less on the citrus side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle shared by Mike in NYC (summer 2013). Pours black-brown with a frothy, off-white head. Pretty classic CDA nose, a nice mix of roasted malts, somewhat juicy citrus fruits and toasted pine. Medium sweet flavor with nice burnt earth and roast, some oily pine, grapefruit. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Well balanced on the finish with a bit of piney resin, further citrus, grapefruit, some baking cocoa roast. Solid. One of the better White Birch beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OscarFalls (52) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2014
This beer is fucking awesome. I want to sleep with it and make mixed race babies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5729) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Deep dark rich brown body with only a touch of light coming through at the bottom and a very nice, thick three centimetre tall rich lighter brown head. Aroma of deep roasted malt, a touch of coffee and bitterness of nuts and a good dose of citrus and piney hops - very nice and well balanced. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour with hints of prunes and raisins with a good solid hoppy note that lasts quite a while. Aftertaste shows a ton of roasted malt, nuts, earth, some pit fruits, a touch of clay and a lot of bright hops to have a very nice balance even on the end. Overall, a very good Black IPA with a ton of nice flavours and an even better finish with some solid complexity. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 09-March-2014 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Upstate New York in New Paltz on 09-May-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (152) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4810) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5148) - 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.

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