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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11715) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5870) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle. Number 578. Pours black with a tall, dense, frothy tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, piney hops, light licorice, floral notes and dark chocolate. Taste ups the roasted malt and pine notes, soft chocolate mint, coffee , dark chocolate, floral hops and burnt caramel. Body is medium with a soft, creamy carbonation and light oiliness. Lingering but restrained bitterness throughout this. Ends with more roasted malt, pine, light licorice, mint chocolate, coffee and dark chocolate. Really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (6766) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a pretty dark brown color, with a tan head. aroma was chocolate notes, a heck of a lot of roast in there with some bitter coffee notes. Flavor was a lot like the aroma, with plenty of notes of chocolate and bitter coffee, perhaps a bit more bitter than I had hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2683) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2013
On tap at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA. Opaque, brown-black with a small dark tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, pine, citrus, grass and molasses. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, pine and molasses. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - SEP 7, 2013
On tap at Blind Tiger ale house. Dark black with creamy medium head. Roasted barley and light malt aroma. Bittersweet with a dry roasted finish. Good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
22 oz. bottle. pours black with a beige head. Roasted malt aromas with coffee, chocolate, citrus. Very nice mouthfeel and a long hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12854) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (19881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Draft. Black color, fluffy brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder. Taste is very bitter coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13246) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5191) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours basically entirely foam, but it eventually settled into a black beer with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of citrusy hops, some darker and roasted malts, and hints of coffee. Flavor the same with a slightly weird blend of the hops and malts, but there is a nice hoppy finish with some roasted notes. Average texture. Not a bad black IPA, but some things make me wonder if this was a good bottle.

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