Black Raven IPA - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by stoutfiend27:
3.9/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
first review in a while..lets see if we can remember....bomber picked up a Bestway....served chilled into a Foothills pint glass
a-black with garnet highlights...one finger slightly off white head...chunky lacing down the glass
s-roasty up front which really threw me....has some citrus notes but judging by nose alone you would never know this was an ipa
t-roasty and chocolaty up front the citrus hops come in mid palate and it leaves with a bitter pine note and some sweet chocolate in the end
m-oily and resiny...you can definitely tell the hops are there...the carbonation is excellent as it stays prickly ...
d-had no problem downing the bomber and would go back for more....the abv is tame enough..
minor complaints would be up the hop aroma..maybe dry hop a bit more or cut back on the roast and sub some caraf iii special to get the color...other than that another great beer from olde hickory....these guys are on a roll
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2011 03:02:07 | More by stoutfiend27
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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 173 ratings.