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None More Black - Solemn Oath Brewery

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 09-05-2012)
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dunlap926

Illinois

1/5  rDev -73.2%

07-11-2014 19:21:51 | More by dunlap926
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MostlyNorwegian

Illinois

2.33/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Not sure why someone would load so much weight and heaviness into an asscrack of summer beer. But here it is, and it has the volume turned up to 11, so whatever balance there is is positively brickwalled. This is my least liked effort from Solemn Oath. There's a smell of tar on the nose that kind of follows into the grain billing with an abiding bitterness that sort of finishes in a cherry-ish smoke. A slight tanginess is apparent as well. But, if there's supposed to be any form of farmhouse / saison zest or life in this beer. What's upfront where it feels charred and burnt and has the smell of road construction is certain to destroy it. One of those beers where the empty glass smells more attractive than the filled one and it smells a bit more like stout and notes of a darker pipe, or even chewing tobacco come up.
With a second pour, I get hints of plum, and sort of a sour cherry in addition to the smell of tar. The beer is still a bit of a mess. There's certainly room for improvement in enabling the yeast to make the grain bill shine, and I hope that future batches address them.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 18:50:27 | More by MostlyNorwegian
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Flying Dog glass at Bad Apple.

This thing was described as a black IPA (yeah, I said it) fermented with a saison yeast. Right on. It pours a deep sienna-highlighted black-brown topped by two fingers of light tan foam. The nose comprises mild-ish roasted malts, light dark chocolate, light green apple, greens, and a touch of saison-y funk. The taste holds notes of leek, light roasted malts, coffee, greens, light green apple skin, wheat, and a hint of cucumber. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, I can't say I enjoyed this beer all that much. The hoppy pieces clashed with the roasted ones far too often, creating flavor combinations that just didn't do too well on my tongue.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2012 18:11:10 | More by TMoney2591
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-01-2014 14:27:25 | More by smartassboiler
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EB1

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-20-2013 06:18:34 | More by EB1
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Mild_Bill

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-22-2014 17:51:44 | More by Mild_Bill
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wesside89

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-14-2014 23:17:59 | More by wesside89
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-20-2014 17:57:07 | More by thewimperoo
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Treebs

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Solemn Oath beer dinner at Wild Monk in LaGrange. Served in a snifter.

A: Pours a solid black color with some dark brown edges. A dirty, light khaki head forms on the pour and recedes to a small ring. Soapy lace if left down the glass.

S: Green hops with some bittering pine. Mild roast with a light coffee bean note as well. The yeast starts to kick in on the finish with some peppery nuances and fruity esters.

T: Unfortunately the taste didn't live up to the balance of the nose. The piney hops were still present, but the roasted malts really took a back seat to the yeast. The yeast dominated with some peppery notes and actually some mild soapy notes as well.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet, yeasty, soapy finish.

O: It was definitely an interesting take on the style, but unfortunately the yeasty component turned into some off/soapy flavors. This keg was a few months old and the SO guys sat on it to let the yeast develop a little more. I think this beer would have been best served fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2012 11:20:14 | More by Treebs
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-05-2013 16:19:04 | More by cnbrown313
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-14-2014 03:56:01 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-23-2013 22:24:05 | More by JellyJacket
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-10-2014 02:30:37 | More by scruffwhor
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steevbr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-24-2013 15:43:42 | More by steevbr
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-16-2014 18:57:05 | More by Sound_Explorer
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BlakeAM

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-18-2014 01:31:11 | More by BlakeAM
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xdtfx

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-05-2014 07:02:45 | More by xdtfx
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-22-2013 01:21:58 | More by Canada_Dan
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powz87

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2013 16:20:43 | More by powz87
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Danmullens1

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-10-2014 16:44:14 | More by Danmullens1
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Buttermilk

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-08-2014 22:46:12 | More by Buttermilk
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-18-2014 04:23:43 | More by ajzy
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Can_has_beer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Punisher

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-25-2014 16:58:54 | More by Punisher
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-13-2012 03:22:57 | More by BeerOps
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None More Black from Solemn Oath Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.