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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Black Watch IPA is Adirondack Brewery’s traditional hoppy IPA brewed with black malt to give it a dark color and roasty background.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtdewa1 (271) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, hops, pine and some citrus. Taste is roasted malts and hops with a bit of chocolate. A bit thin but still good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
In short: A chaotic amateurish dark beer of some kind. Meh.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed relatively fresh soon after purchase.
The look: Very dark burgundy body topped by an abnormally large foamy tan head.
In long: Nose is certainly not-too-style, like a mix of milk-chocolate, green herbs and something chemical I’d describe as ‘new car smell’. Body is hard to grasp because my bottle was very much overcarbonated. Taste is brownies, milk chocolate, a strong awkward herbal spiciness, chemical flavors (phenolic medicinal), a lot of yeast and then more yeast, some hops I guess… Ok, after re-reading what I wrote I think the beer is not as bad as my description makes it to be, but it is still quite chaotic and feels like a very amateurish beginner homebrewer first attempt at a Black IPA. 8th beer I rate from this brewery, 8th bad score, I personally cannot brew a decent beer so I find it kind of cool to see that people like me can make a living out of it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Keg at the Ginger Man, NYC, 23/11/13. Hazed mahogony brown with a moderate light beige covering. Nose is tropical fruit, cantaloupe melon, light pine, hoppy notes, jammy fruit, light roast. Taste comprises caramel, hops, earthy cocoa, jammy tropicana, dark berry fruit, light roast. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - a little overcooked for my liking, grassy hop bitterness in a dry closure. Ok CDA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Keg at the Pony Bar UES - NYC. Pours dark, clear brown with a frothy tan head. Classic black IPA nose, all burnt pine, sturdy roasted malts, some grapefruit and dark berries. Medium sweet flavor, well balanced, with some bitter earth and harred pine, dry minerals and ash, baking cocoa, ripe grapefruit, plum. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mildly resinous on the finish with more burnt pine, chocolate, earth, ripening citrus fruits. Solid. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThreeCats (554) - ISRAEL - JUL 27, 2013
Big dense tan head over clear dark mahogany body. Aroma of grass and roast, some bitter chocolate. Taste of pine and earth hops giving way to roast, and coming back on back palate. Warming down the throat (more than you’d expect from 6.8%) rich in flavors, but a little hard drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2196) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Pours black with a frothy tan head. Sweet aroma: cocoa, some cherry and alcohol, a little plastic and chocolate spread. Tastes bitter, dry, a little roasty with sweetish undertones. Full body, carbonated, chocolate finish. Rather pleasing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2013
Better Beer Of The Month Club. Pours black to brown with a huge beige head, aroma of roasted malt, caramel, some hoppy tones, flavor is bitter with some roasted tones and malt, medium bodied, nice

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandbeyond (661) - ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Hazy dark brown with a small beige head. Sharp piney nose, with black coffee notes, earthy hops and dark chocolate. Roasty flavors, high bitterness, burned wood and some spice. Med-full bodied, a bit over carbonated, some cloying sweetness. So so.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Black-colored, almost completely opaque, with a stable big beige to light brown head. Roasty aroma with dark chocolate, cocoa and some fruity and piney hops. Roasty bittersweet flavor with dark chocolate, coffee notes, piney and citric hops and a finish of bitter hops. Medium-bodied. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamhorror (81) - USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours black with a slight off-white head which is about two-finger thick. The head didn't fizzle away quickly, it slowly dissipated. Aroma is stout-ish, roasted coffee and roasted grains and malty. Also hops come through the stout-ish scents giving off crisp fine scents of pine and grapefruit. The first taste sensation is stout flavors, roasted coffee and cocoa which completely and quickly fade to the bitterness of hops. The palate feel is slight carbonation along with a medium body, no watery mouth feel. A dark chocolate aftertaste is the forefront with hints of hops. An underlying of spice notes compliments the dark chocolate tastes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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