Black Raven IPA - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by delapowicz:
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
great aroma, very malt in the front of the nose and ending with not much hops. They come later. The beer tastes more like a 5% alcohol beer. So balance is good. The bitterness of the roasted grain comes out and almost hits you as it disappears into the hop bitterness. And that draws out until you must have another sip, or mouthful as I was apt to do.
Good beer, for the locals in NC.
Busy Bee in Raleigh doing us right with the CASK!!!
Serving type: cask
03-02-2012 01:48:48 | More by delapowicz
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3.71/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, almost black coloring with chestnut highlights around the edges and a low profile, dense, clingy, cream colored head. Aromas of smoke and roast forward, with a rich backbone of peat and earth, and subtle bitterness overlays. Flavors are very roast forward, with bitter coffee notes and hints of dark chocolate. Hops resin highlights throughout, with very subtle hints of citrus, but the palate is mostly taken over by roast and bitter notes. Smooth and slightly effervesced body due to the carbonation levels, which helps bring levity to the heavy bitter and roast characteristics. The aftertaste is a lot of coffee bitter and roast, as well as some earthy notes. Slick, clean, slightly dry finish. Tasty beer, heavy but drinkable. I like it.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2013 20:38:20 | More by GarthDanielson
Black Raven IPA from Olde Hickory Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.