Our Dark Secret - Moylan's Brewery
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 6 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by laituegonflable:
2.66/5 rDev -26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
So I had this on tap at the Local Taphouse as part of their 'Dark Side' makeover. I heard in passing that it was the version brewed at Moylan's but I'm not 100% sure. If I'm wrong please correct me, especially as, well I didn't like it that much.
Pours a red colour, fairly pale. Pale beige head, fairly thin with some decent lace. Looks nice, but pretty light.
Smells like an IPA. Fruity citra-esque hop notes with passionfruit, pulpy mango and orange peel. Decent hops but has no darkness at all.
Thin flavour. Hops are dominant throughout with passionfruit and citrus late. But not much malt or other flavours to balance. Bit of booze heat late, without the sweetness to match. Pretty unimpressive and thin and bland.
Thin mouthfeel. Really thin. For the ABV there's just no presence until the very back. Actually almost impressive how little body there is for the size.
Wow. Have no idea what went wrong here. So much pedigree. Just not showing through.
Serving type: on-tap
08-21-2013 01:28:39 | More by laituegonflable
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3.96/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured in a goblet nice dark cream head nice lacing on the glass. The color is coffee black. Mouth feel is sharp with full flavors. The taste is pine nuts burnt wood dark fruits and a nice bitter after taste. There is no strong alcohol in the after taste. One of the better black ipa styles.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2013 04:31:12 | More by dalahodson
4.04/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a rich dark brown/black with a three finger light tan head. Fairly frothy and leaves some great lacing on the side.
Smells of piney, herbal, peppery hops with that common dark slightly burnt smokey grain note I expect from black ipa's. Lots of brown bread, toffee and nutty notes. Taste is nicely balanced with the nutty slightly burnt toffee and toasted wheat bread. Hops are very piney and peppery and mix nicely with the roasted grains and woody character.
Mouthfeel is lighter than I was expecting and mildly carbonated. Slightly dry which makes me want to try one more sip after the other.
Overall it's a fantastic black ipa. Very well balanced and subtle in all of the roasted, burnt, hop notes. This is way more drinkable than other black ipa's out there. I would love to try this on tap.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2013 00:38:47 | More by lsummers
Our Dark Secret from Moylan's Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.