Sex Panther | Roc Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Roc Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TheBrewo on 12-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.91
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.72/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Roc Brewing in Rochester, NY.

Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Basically no head, with only a small amount of lacing.

Smells like roasted malt, chocolate, and some pine.

This one tastes more like a hoppy porter than a "black pale ale" as the sign at the bar describes. (that doesn't make sense). Very creamy porter-like taste, lots of chocolate malts, a little bit of coffee, with some almost forgotten piney hop flavors in the back. Don't get me wrong, I thought the beer was tasty, but it doesn't seem to style.

Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Very drinkable.

An interesting, more malty take on the Black IPA.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the cask at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a house pint glass glowing the darkest brown coloring, with medium browns poking out around the edges. It held a two finger head of foamy tan bubbles showing excellent retention. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared average. The aroma gave massive grapefruit hops, cooled vanilla, sweet bubblegum esters, plastic phenol bite, bitter woodiness, fusel booze, and chalky chocolate malts. Our first impression was that there was a nice translation of the sweet and hoppy aromas into flavoring, but comparatively this was milder than the nose. As we sipped, the flavoring opened with diacetyls, apple sweetness, toffee and coffee roasted malts, grainy bitterness, and drying grassy hops. The middle peaked with bittered citric and grassy hops, soured woodiness, spice of black pepper, and balancing clovey phenols that added bitterness to the initial sweetness. The finish came with raw vanilla bean, buttered biscuits, citric and herbal hop bitterness, and a final wash of bittered roasty coffee malts. The aftertaste breathed of soured oakiness, lemon hops, citric flesh, bittered herbal hops, and black smoky coffee malts. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. There was nice slurp, froth, cream, and sip to the lip, with a wet and frothy coating to the mouth. The latter gave way to ultimately chalky astringent dryness of those chocolate malts. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the fresh and fruity hop aroma. The cask also afforded a stark woody sourness to it, contrasting nicely with the depth of chocolatey and metallic malts. This all translated well into flavoring, leaving us with a milder, but flavorful beverage that definitely seems like 60% of the time, it would work every time.

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Sex Panther from Roc Brewing Company
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