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Black Raven IPA - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Black Raven IPABlack Raven IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

178 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 07-23-2010)
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

12-15-2013 20:38:20 | More by GarthDanielson
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-13-2013 14:25:11 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-10-2013 00:36:05 | More by Damian74Shensky
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

11-03-2013 03:36:13 | More by MichaelProcton
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MastaShonuf

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-31-2013 06:58:33 | More by MastaShonuf
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-25-2013 01:11:46 | More by millerbuffoon
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-24-2013 01:30:53 | More by JCam9981
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

Pours dark brown into my tulip with large dark beige head. Roasted grain and pine abound from the nose with some raisins and grapefruit mixed in. Nice crisp hops up front with a surprise chocolate flavor. Lingering roasted flavor. Thr hop-to-chocolate profile here borders on porter. But too much bite for that. Pretty rich but maintains a crsipness through medium-strong carbonation and finishes dry. I think this is very well done, and I am pretty mixed on black IPAs. I would drink this again for sure.

10-16-2013 00:43:37 | More by BMMillsy
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-15-2013 22:57:26 | More by Kegatron
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Bunchy

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-06-2013 20:26:33 | More by Bunchy
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-31-2013 00:41:37 | More by ncaudle
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grover37

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-24-2013 03:19:35 | More by grover37
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M1A2

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-12-2013 15:51:22 | More by M1A2
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-10-2013 01:00:19 | More by kristougher
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-06-2013 23:44:23 | More by ekalb31
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-29-2013 11:50:52 | More by Cynic-ale
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-17-2013 18:33:54 | More by scott2269
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-08-2013 17:22:46 | More by Jeeb
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-08-2013 00:36:00 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-03-2013 11:56:31 | More by ncstateplaya
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-30-2013 20:05:50 | More by hellhammermario
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-29-2013 23:18:59 | More by RyanAU
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aslamm75

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-09-2013 23:28:26 | More by aslamm75
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illy0sis

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-14-2013 22:15:41 | More by illy0sis
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

05-04-2013 13:12:25 | More by SmellsofMahagony
Black Raven IPA from Olde Hickory Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.