Dark Matter | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States
blackstonebrewery.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 11-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,396
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
32
pDev:
6.54%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Harrison8
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, dark brown with a finger and a half of khaki foam. Aroma is biscuit, earth, and toasted malts and herbal and resin hops. It comes off rather early and natural. Flavor profile is toasted, biscuit, earth, and bread malts and herbal and floral hops. Flavor profile is fizzy with evident carbonation. It's a touch harsh, with a medium-thin consistency. Overall, a earthy, natural tasting beer. Imagine slurping up an evergreen forest with a few pans of biscuits thrown in the mix of muddy river water (for the sake of looks).

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ64
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elneely88
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSFS
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mshiner1
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite beer out of Nashville. A black IPA, was very surprising. I love this beer. Personal 9/10

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Photo of MTGoeltz
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattflippin
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cheefdaddy1
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from TN. BB date notched 2017 (no month or week indicated).

This "Black IPA" is actually a lovely, crystal clear, dark mahogany color. It's topped with an excellent, creamy beige head than has great retention despite having modest size. It leaves full sheets of lacing on the glass with each tip.
Creamy smooth, medium+ body. Very good balance of grains and hops, allowing each of these to shine. Moreover, and unlike many "Black IPAs", the grains and hops are well chosen and blend nicely rather than clashing. Mild for style but plenty of flavor.

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Photo of John1985
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black ale with a fair one inch head. Aroma was more citrus than pine. Taste was light on the palate with decent bitterness on the front and back. I detect some light roastiness or black patent malt favor as ale warmed. I would have enjoyed this more as a light colored IPA.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MGoeltz
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Maryobeerian
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle purchased in Nashville. Highly drinkable. A bit thin -- no chocolate or roasted hints I expect in a black IPA, but light and enjoyable.

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Photo of BlakeH215
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Hazy dark orange-brown with a two-finger tan head. Good lacing and retention. Nice aromas of pine, orange, grapefruit, and earthy tones. Very flavorful with primarily bitter orange, grapefruit, pine, and a confusing mix of roasted malt. Not my favorite style but a good representation IMO. Medium-bodied and easy-drinking.

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Photo of kurtmackendree
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice deep, reddish brown color with medium white head. The smell was a bit piney, but not super attractive. Mouthfeel was light and a little thin, but pretty pleasant. The taste was actually quite nice, enough bitterness and brightness from the hops to be pleasant but not overpowering, and quite a bit of nutty malt flavors to bring some great balance to this beer. To be fair, I bought this beer mostly for the retro 1950's sci-fi art, but I was actually pleasantly surprised by how tasty this beer was.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brianito
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dark Matter from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 32 ratings