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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Rather than simply darken up our current IPA, we decided several months ago to design an entirely new beer from the ground up. The beer features our Organic 2-Row base malt accented by additions of Crystal 60 and Weyermann Carafa III malts. This last grain is a special type of de-husked roasted barley imported from Germany that lends a charred black color and notes of roasted coffee and chicory without any tannic bitterness that would normally be contributed by the husks. The hop additions are many and generous, featuring Apollo, Horizon, and Nugget, clocking the beer in at 70 IBU. Over 22 pounds of Nugget hops were added directly to the fermenter in our first ever batch. The sum of these parts is a befuddling, beautiful beer with an ABV of 7%. Big juicy hop flavors meld with rich roasted malts to create distinctively delicious ale. Hop bitterness is significantly more aggressive than our normal IPA, providing an interesting departure from the hop “niceness” that is our norm, all in all, something worth savoring, though perhaps not for the faint of heart.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, pine, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, citrus, caramel, grass, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2011
On tap at flying saucer Houston. Pour a clear deep brown with a khaki head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has a decent amount of roasted malt and pine hops. A bit clashing. Flavor begins with roasted malt and is joined by a bit of coffee and then pine in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6134) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2/25/12. On tap at the brewery during RBWG 2012. Black pour, moreso dark brown under the light, with a small tan head that fades. Light hop aroma with a bigger kick of roasted malts, coffee, etc. Roasted, light porter characteristics seem to dominate - roast, chocolate, a bit of acidity - followed by a touch of hoppiness. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2011
On tap, dark brown with thin foam ring, aroma is light roast and malt, flavor is watery roast and some hop bitterness, thin finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5930) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
well, 512 in on the black ipa racket, lets see .. . Pours a deep brown with fantastic head, lacing is superb .. . the bastard gave him your home address .. . nice roastiness and a good dose of hops- this is how an american black ale should taste, balanced .. . another winner from 512 .. . My aunt gave me a walkie-talkie for my birthday. She says if I’m good, she’ll give me the other one next year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5905) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Dark brown color/ tan head. Mild roasty, black malt, pine sap aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Nice chocolate, light roast, dry black malt flavors with pine sap hoppage--good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
On tap at the Plano Gingerman. The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a large tan head that sticks around until the beer is finished. The aroma is very nice. I get a nice mix of lightly roasted malts along with some pine and light citrus from the hops. The aroma is very balanced. The flavor is also very nice. I get quite a bit of caramel and roasted malt with some strong pine hop notes. The bitterness is about medium. The beer finishes very dry and is easy to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5620) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2011
(draught) Dark brown near black, thick creamy dark tan head Nose of chocolate, light herbs, some pine and pineapple for good measure Taste of bakers chocolate, grapefruit, and mild astringency Medium thick body, creamy and a bitter citrus oil linger. 

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Black brown pour with creamy tan head. Citrusy hops with some toasted malt and earthiness. Sweet burnt coffe resiny biter that grows. Medium bodied but foamy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5022) - Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2012
On tap at the brewery during RBWG
Dark brown with a nice sized dark tan head and good lacing. Lots of roasted malts, pine, chocolate and grapefruit. A nice Bipa.


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