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Midnight Toker | Peekskill Brewery

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Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black IPA dry hopped with Mosaic and Nugget hops and then finished with a cold press coffee extract brewed in collaboration with Coffee Labs of Tarrytown, NY.

Added by cavedave on 10-19-2012

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2.62/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A coffee black IPA. Interesting combo!

Pours a deep, dark, basically opaque black. 1 inch head, with very good lacing.

Smells incredibly roasty, with some burnt coffee bean flavors as well. No hop flavors on the nose.

The hops come through stronger in the taste- piney and earthy, and searingly bitter. Intensely roasty malt flavors as well, combined with strong coffee flavors. The coffee tastes a bit like used coffee grounds. Very intense flavors all clashing.

Full, creamy mouthfeel. Not always drinkable, gotta sip this one.

Seems like more like a dry-hopped coffee stout than a Black IPA with coffee added, due to the intense roastiness. All good flavors here, but they clash a little bit, making it not very drinkable.

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Photo of JoeBloe
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was the 3rd beer I had with dinner at the brewery - and it wound up being a great choice near the end of the meal, with it's heavy coffee infusion - dark brown with a thin tan head - the smell of hops is mixed with a roasty coffee aroma - coffee leads the flavors here with a pleasant hop finish - thick enough but not cloying on the palette -
very enjoyable - I ordered this not expecting the coffee action, but was pleasantly surprised - good stuff.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured dry coffee grounds with a touch of smoke and faint grassy hop.

The taste was defined by the typical coffee stout characteristics. Perhaps a touch hoppier than your typical stout, but not a black IPA, as indicated on the brewery menu.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty black ale/coffee stout . . . whatever.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brystmar
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at the brewpub this weekend. My first visit to Peekskill! Heard many great things, time to find out first-hand. Billed as a Black IPA steeped with coffee, which sounds awesome.

Slightly lighter than black shade on the body makes this brew effectively opaque. Decent head retention with clingy lace. Roasted malt and citric hops greet my nose with a subdued piney-ness bringing up the rear. Coffee works well with the other aromas but lacks the intense freshness found in other coffee beers.

Tastes like delicious creativity. I'm unaware of any other brewery that adds coffee to their IPAs, and I'm baffled why nobody has tried it with the Black IPA style before. Flavors blend harmoniously, showcasing the strongest attributes of each without leaning too strongly in any one direction. The balance they've achieved in Midnight Toker is impressive for a creative undertaking like this, and future batches of this beer have the potential to be superb.

I'm sold. What's next?

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint at the brewery. Pours a creamy looking black - slightly see through with thick creamy tan head. Smell is fantastic! Super hoppy (citra or simcoe maybe?), mixed with great roasted malt. Taste is again very hoppy, roasted malts; super tasty brew. Its creamy, malty, hoppy, and just smooth and delicious. I highly recommend this brew.

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4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first full review, so bear with me here.

Had this on tap at the Peekskill Brewery night at the Owl Farm in Park Slope. A gorgeous thick black pour down the sides of a 12oz tulip glass, with a minimal, quick-fading head.

Nose is citrusy hops, quickly overtaken by dark Ethiopian coffee and even darker semi-sweet chocolate.

Taste is all citrusy hops and dark roasted coffee. The coffee hits you first, then a bit of dark chocolate, and finally, the hops win out in the end, giving it a triumphantly bitter finish. Coffee aftertaste lingers (this is a VERY dark, strong roast used), but it works well because the mouthfeel is so thick. It's like chewing on chocolate covered espresso beans that have been sitting in a jar full of Citra hops.

Overall, one of the best beers Peekskill has put out (and that's saying a lot.) I was on the fence about Dream of the 90's, but the roastiness of a Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale really makes a difference here. Would love to see how this thing tastes on cask.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Midnight Toker from Peekskill Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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