Ithaca / Iron Hill Dark Humor

Formerly brewed at Ithaca Beer Co.
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Ithaca, New York USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This beer is a 100% Brett fermented collaboration porter, luxuriously chocolaty and earthy sour character. Brewed in together by Iron Hill Brewery Media, and Ithaca Beer Co.

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Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2012
On nitro at Capone’s in Philadelphia. The beer appears jet black, with a thick, creamy, beige head. The glass is completely coated with a heavy sheet of tan lacing. The aroma is of fruit, roast, fudge, cream, and vanilla. The flavor is unique to say the least. Chocolate ice cream with raspberry topping. Quite tasty. Sweetness grows with time. Really well done, and likely best in small quantities. One serving is plenty, though I did enjoy my sample. Serving type: nitro-tap Reviewed on: 07-30-2011

Capa (3620) - DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Dark with a brown head. Aroma is Worcestershire, roasted malt, light sour, some chocolate. Flavor has nice mid-range sourness, chocolate, some ham, and dark fruit. Tops.

dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Shared by Dak. Pours a dark brown color with an espresso head. Aroma has some fruit and band aid. Taste is sweet, tart, and roasty. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Interesting beer. Not sure if that’s good or bad.

daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle, yes bottle. Pours a very dark brown color, very light beige head. Aroma of chocolate, lactic/bretty sourness, some cherries, and roast. Flavor is a great mix of sour funk and chocolate. I really enjoyed the notes that the brett did to this beer. It really is a delicious and unique treat.

Ron (4260) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 16, 2012
On Tap at Tap and Mallet. So it’s not a porter, that’s why it does not taste like a porter. The bar labled it a porter. Deep dark black with a small solid tan head. chocolate, dark fruit aroma. chocolate taste mainly, roasty malts. Sourness in the background and the lingering finish.

ImtheSlime (10) - Norwood, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
From notes, reviewed 6/2/11. On tap into tulip. Pours a pitch black, light tan head. Smells roasty, tart, cocoa, earthy, thyme, cola. It’s sweet and roasty, caramel, earthy, chocolate, very strong tart and bitterness with raspberries and cherries, slight strawberry, hidden notes of limey citrus. Biting sourness with strong burnt-like bitterness in the finish, smooth and abundantly carbonated. Immensely complex, very well put together balancing roast, sourness and fruit.

BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
On tap at GABF. Pours with a thick tan head over a near black body. Aromas are a bit funky, roasty, nutty, earthy and brett. Flavors are sour, bretty, roasty, nutty, and metal. Sour and roast are a tricky combination in my view. This doesn’t work too well. Medium bubbles, dry.

Travlr (26417) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Draft. Murky brown color, tiny off white head. Aroma of cocoa powder and coffee grounds. Taste is gritty cocoa. Interesting.

nimbleprop (8927) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2011
4oz pour at Churchkey is a translucent, watery mahogany brown with a little spitty white head. Nose is light coffee, toasted bread, a little funk, light feet, some flowers. Flavor is dry malts, bread, coffee apple. The brett totally changes the mouth feel as the carbonation levels are different. The finish is dry overall. Reminded me a bit of the Smoke from the Oak base beer.

oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Black pour with a thin tan grey head. Roasty sweet caramel with lots of lactic sourness, and milky creaminess. Hints of milk chocolate and bretty earthen tartness. Thick palate with creamy effervescence and a dry chalky finish.

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