Black Raven IPA - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
4.35/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to Glenn for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a CCB pint glass.
A: Very dark, essentially black, and not quite opaque. Forms a big (4 finger) tan head, with almost no visible carbonation.
S: Grassy, pine, and dank hops, with some roasty malts.
T: Follows the nose. Nice hoppiness, tasting the grass, pine and dank with some citrus character as well. This actually manages to become hop-forward over the dark roasted and a bit coffee malts.
M: Almost chewy, sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is well-hidden, and plenty of carbonation sensation.
O: This is an excellent beer. First beer I've had from Olde Hickory - need to seek out more. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 03:51:40 | More by macrosmatic
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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.