This black IPA is a collaboration between Bill and his apprentice Adam and it’s special. If it weren’t Sunday night, I’d have already gone out to grab a few more bottles to sit on until next Fall when the cold air makes me crave beers that have a little more bite to them. Which is a conundrum… dark beers from an apprentice in the Spring? Will we ever see this beer again or is it one and done?It pours a deep, rich black with a creamy brown head. Dark roasted malts on the nose, with a hint of charcoal. The first taste it both bold and sweet at the same time. It’s not too sweet, just a subtle flavor. The malts are complex, with chocolate, black patent and mollases sneaking in. The hops play nicely with this brew. It just gets better as it warms… really a beer I can get behind. I will be getting out tomorrow to get my hands on a couple more bottles of Nyx. It’s a great beer for another season. Vital Stats: Served from a 500ml bottle at 50F into a imperial pint glass. 7.0% ABV.
Taste: A- …Absolutely perfect for the style.
Drinkability: A- …Surprisingly easy to enjoy. Not too big.