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Our Dark Secret - Moylan's Brewery

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 4000qtrap on 05-09-2013)
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Photo of CalixSanguinis
4.68/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Is there a correlation between great taste and beers that include the word "dark" in their name? I think there may be...

O.D.S. by Moylan's is proof of this correlation. It's thick, tastes like coffee and chocolate and makes you want to savor every sip. I don't want to compare beers, as it cheapens the experience of trying something you've never had. That being said, Our Dark Secret has a taste similar to Strauss's Wreck Alley, although less sweet. This one's more bitter, which I love! It's hoppy and robust and I could barely taste the alcohol.

If you can find one of these, try it! Apparently, it was only brewed once, which is a very interesting marketing approach ...and by interesting, I mean ineffective. I usually try a beer only once, so this doesn't really affect me, but why play the game that way? Why act like a girl scout, teasing the customer with the offer of something delicious, only to become and remain completely unattainable afterwards?

Okay.

That last question came out gross.

Try this!

CalixSanguinis, May 31, 2013
Photo of OMsweetOM
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

OMsweetOM, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Rwalford74
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Rwalford74, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of AlaskanYoung
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

AlaskanYoung, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of lsummers
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.

lsummers, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Jessenimmo, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

doowhat, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of dalahodson
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.

dalahodson, Jul 23, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

SuqMadique, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

theminutemen, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

bigbeers84, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Matchews, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

wchasse222, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

CarolinaKev, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

KevT, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

HopLuva, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Beerrenda, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ryanpj, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Sound_Explorer, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Salted Pig in Riverside, CA.

Pours a hazy brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a much better citrus hop presence in the aroma.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Aug 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Cramerican, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

memphischas, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Sippinonsizzurp, Oct 27, 2013
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Our Dark Secret from Moylan's Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.