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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Draft. Black color, fluffy brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is very bitter coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11860) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Draft. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some earthy, light orange, bittersweet chocolate, vegetal. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/bittersweet chocolate, orange, light grapefruit. Soft light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10453) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, chocolate, and coffee malt, earthy and spicy hops, oats, prunes, pine and resin notes. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness with dark fruits, light smoke and a dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft at Jack Brown’s, Harrisonburg. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, earthy and green hops and a bit of leather. The taste is bitter roasted malts, chocolate, bitter hops. Medium bodied, average carbonation, lingering bitterness, decent balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8914) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to Phatdog. Pours black with thick tan brown head. Nose and taste of roasted chocolate malt, grassy hops, pine, resin, fudge brownie and light spicy malt. Medium body. Dry resinous finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
yes! another black ipa, moo! .. . Pours a basic black, light head, light lacing .. . mostly roast, tar, and burnt pine .. . a pretty good beer but lacks any backbone or real character.. . I’m normally not a praying man, but if you’re up there, please save me, Superman.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5829) - Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bomber to tulip (shared by Brigadier). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark cola with beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, hops, and roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good beer.


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