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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Midnight Ryder – a hat tip to Bischoff’s son, Elliott Ryder – is cloaked in mystery and full of surprises. A style of disputed origins and merit, American Black Ale puts a distinctly American twist on the India Pale Ale with five varieties of malt that give this dark beer a medium body and a complex array of flavors including caramel, chocolate and a smidgen of roast. Sealing the deal are six varieties of American-grownhops added throughout the 90-minute boil. This beer offers a resinous and piney character with just enough citrus to bring balance at the finish line.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2012
On draught at the Indeed Brewing Company’s taproom in Minneapolis, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown (near black) colored brew with an average sized beige head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of mostly citrus hops, a hint of grapefruit, toasted dark malt, a hint of coffee and some light licorice. Taste is medium bodied, character closer to a dry stout with toasted dark malt, some dry leafy mild hops, a touch of sage and a touch of Bakers chocolate. Finish is semi-dry, more of the roasted dark malt in the finish, short-lived, then a mild bitterness.


3.3
zvikar (6263) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 12, 2017
At Beer and Beyond shop, Pours black with a beige thick head, aroma of orange, fruits, tangerine, flavor of chocolate, tangerine, bitter, medium bodied

3.4
rayaron (1920) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 22, 2017
Can at an Indeed tasting at the Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Opaque black with brownish head. The aroma has lots of coffee, butterscotch and dark chocolate. Bitter flavor with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and citrusy hops. Medium-bodied.

3.5
DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 4, 2017
Can at an Indeed tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Dark brown to black, beige head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate, piney and fruity hops, slightly "green". Flavor is rather dry, roasty, hoppy, bitter. Medium-bodied. Good.

3.7
PorterPounder (8171) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2017
St. Paul, Mn - Wine Thief & Ale Jail - 12 oz. can. Deep dark as coal pour with a thick sticky mocha colored head. Aroma has some eggy accents, a brief touch of spruce. Flavor is full bodied and delicious. Nice bittersweet citrusy accents, a touch of licorice, some minty rye accents, some nuttiness. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Very decent.

4.5
drpimento (3714) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2017
This is pretty good stuff. Appearance’s an opaque Brown black with a large frothy head that lasts a long time. Aroma is hops and a little bit of roast. Flavors similar to know is fairly balanced and very easy drinking.

3.4
dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 28, 2016
Can, deep brown near black. Aroma is earthy hops, pine and cocoa. Bitter and piney with chocolate. It’s good, not my fav style.

3.7
Ronritter (837) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2016
12oz can pours pitch black with nice tan head ample lacing with a licorice and roast aroma, flavor is slight dark roast coffee with a slight pine bitterness on the back end nice brew.

4
gopherfan99 (1996) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Tap; pours nearly black with a brown head; aroma of roasted malt, citrus, pine, and some floral hints; taste is light bitter with chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, and hints of caramel and pine; finish is dry with some roasty bitterness; very nice

3.9
euniceradio (555) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2016
12oz can to tulip. Pours black, tan short head. Aroma of earth, coffee bean, toast, chocolate and spiced hop oil. Taste of same with bitter chocolate and toffee finish.

3.9
rosenbergh (11653) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2016
12 oz can. BB 11/03/16. (Happy Harry’s) Fargo, ND.
Dark brown color with a red hue and moderate size fluffy tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, mild coffee, mild hops, some bitterness and sweetness in the aroma. Nice... really nice. The flavor is roasted malt, coffee, hops, moderate bitterness, some chocolate and licorice. This is tasty. Yummy. Just a little thin. Just a little. Not much. Just a little.


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