Revival Double Black IPA - Revival Brewing Co.
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4.9/5 rDev +25.3%
A: pours fairly viscous and black in color about 2 fingers of a khaki head which stuck around for awhile with a good ammount of lacing when held to the light shows that there are dark brown notes on the color of the beer
S: lots of resin on the nose but mostly a kind of dank and earthy smell coming from the hops ending with some chocolate malt character
T: very well balanced taste the the earthy bitterness of the hops blends well with the chocolate undertones of the malt again the taste is reminiscent of bittersweet chocolate
M: full bodied very creamy mouthfeel very easy to drink very light carbonation like most darker beers should be
O: drinks well may be the best of example of a black ipa that I have had even more than the west coast black ipa's including Firestone walker I always felt that the fruity west coast style ipa's didn't fit well with the dark malts but this beer strikes that perfect balance which proves tha east coast style ipa's fit with these malts better so overall the earthy hops and the chocolate malts great a great blend go and get some of this
01-13-2013 05:15:49 | More by smcnulty1981
4.6/5 rDev +17.6%
On tap at Doherty's Irish Pub, Pawtucket, RI
I usually breakdown each category and give impressions but suffice it for me say this about this beer....fantastic. I'm not one for hype so I can only say that I enjoyed this beer tremendously. It was served rather cold so the aroma was subdued but estery nontheless...cocoa and hop but not floral. I've had several black IPAs before and this beats them by a long shot. Was very smooth but still had that dark roasted malt character, dark chocolate like, penetrated throughout by piney but not bitter hops...great mouthfeel and refreshing...they nailed it.
08-07-2012 17:08:42 | More by chimaylvr
4.45/5 rDev +13.8%
On-tap 1/10/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.
A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus, roasted malts and some chocolate.
T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness followed by flavors of dark chocolate and citrus. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.
O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is an excellent beer to drink for a long time.
01-15-2012 23:19:35 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.35/5 rDev +11.3%
12 Ounce bottle poured into a US Pint glass.
Was great on tap, let's see how the batch of bottles turns out.
A: Deep brown, and a two finger, tan head which stays around for a while. Nice off-white lacing all over the glass. Very nice and sticky looking.
S: Citrus hops, tiny touch of pine, a lot of roasted malts, cacao powder.
T: Has a nice grapefruit quality in the hops up front, but is quickly balanced by a great malt backbone. Nice coffee flavours sneak through. Not overly hoppy, not too malty, it walks the line perfectly. This is a prime example of what a "Black IPA" should taste like.
M: Medium to full body, smooth carbonation.
O/D: With a bunch of Black IPA's seeming like a fad, this flagship beer proves that the style can stick around for a long, long time.
01-05-2013 14:55:09 | More by mostpoetsdo
4.33/5 rDev +10.7%
Had this up on broadway served with an oven roasted pork dish and it was outstanding. I'm typically a straight-up IPA consumer, but this sat really well with me. I especially enjoy the smooth finish on the back. Must try on tap!
I know it's a black, but since I'm a hop-nut I would have liked a tad more bitterness in the after taste. But, overall a very pleasant dinner brew.
01-10-2014 00:17:04 | More by Beerswede
4.16/5 rDev +6.4%
Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color; the tan head pancakes down, leaving some splashy lacing behind
Smell: Burnt toast, lemon and pine
Taste: The hops jut forward here, with the lemon from the Soriachi Ace and the pine from the Chinook each staking a claim; roasted and slightly burnt toast flavors build underneath through mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors blend together though the lemon emerges just a bit triumphant in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: One of the best ABAs I have encountered, showing tremendous balance and a creative hop profile
09-04-2013 23:49:20 | More by brentk56
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
A-Pours very dark. Small sample size relegates my other depictions of the appearance to mere assumptions.
S-I enjoyed the nose but thought it could use a bit more muscle. Its very well balanced. I actually thought it may lean toward the malty side. Lots of roast and chocolate with a subtle mixture of ripe citrus and piney hops.
T-The flavor I like even better. The malt is loaded with sweet chocolate tones. The hops are floral and quite citrusy. It makes me think of a chocolate orange, the one you whack in a table to break open. Perfect balance and I enjoy how the malt may provide more than the hops here.
M-A bit creamy. Growing bitterness. No booze. Tickling bubbles.
O/D-An enjoyable brew. One of the best Rhode Island brews I have had. A memorable take on a style that can be volatile.
06-11-2013 22:55:00 | More by VelvetExtract
4.11/5 rDev +5.1%
Poured into a pint glass
A: Pours a dark black color. Didn't pours like a stout, though. There was about 2-3 fingers of a light tan, almost white head. Some lacing is left on the glass as I get through this.
S: When I first poured this all I smelled was piney hops. I let it sit for about 5-10 minutes and smelled again and chocolate malts was the main scent I picked up. Upon further sniffing, combination of heavy chocolate and faint hops is what this brew gives off. Definitely unique.
T: Wow, this is unique. Chocolate malts with some piney, resin-like hops. I can taste the Chinook hops but the Sorachi ace isn't really picked up. I picked up a little caramel hops as well. Bitter tasting on the end. Nonetheless there isn't much beyond the chocolate, caramel and the hops.
M: This is a medium to full bodied brew. More on the medium side, though. Kinda dried my mouth out, which is customary with IPAs.
Overall: This brew has gotten better as I've continued to drink it. There are some good qualities that lie within this. The chocolate malts combined with the Chinook and Sorachi Ace hops is definitely a unique and delicious combination. I like this brew and I'll definitely continue to buy this in the future. Great job Sean!
04-12-2013 03:31:52 | More by RichD
Revival Double Black IPA from Revival Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.