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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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A hoppy stout with 90 IBU On tap at Brewpub in 2011 @ 7.6% ABV Released in Cans, March 2014 @ 8% ABV

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2048) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Herbacé, torréfié, chocolaté avec des accents profonds de chlorophylle . L’amertume est enlignée avec la brutalité de la buvabilité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Yeah, this is a black IPA, but what the hell. Can thanks to theepeeist. Pours opaque black with a medium dark brown head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is pine, spruce, roast, citrus. Flavor is medium sweet, roasty, anise, coffee, pine, spruce, citrus, chocolate. Medium bitter and a bit burned. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3046) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
Can thanks to Luk for flying this one over for me, seems like a nice #3000. Opaque black pour with creamy, lacy brown foam. Aroma is really rich and chocolatey, super aromatic without being perfumey, light anise notes, light molasses, hoppy, but I feel a lot must have faded out - still a nice piney, grassy hoppiness though. Taste is sweet up front, nice and chocolaty, with a lingering bitter finish (roasty and hoppy), never overpowering but lasts for ever, no real booze, just tons of flavor. Palate is rich, full bodied yet not sweet, nice smooth carbonation. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured thick and black with a large foamy dark brown head that left good lacing. The aroma was very gritty and leafy floral hops, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor was very bitter coffee, roasty malts, very dry and with strong floral hops. Long floral hop finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2014
16 oz can. Dark brown with a greyish tan foam cap. Nose is pine and grapefruit morphing into caramel and cocoa; quite the trick. Thick and a bit chalky with a burnt, resiny finish. This has got to be the most fresh hoppy stout i’ve ever tried and even though i’m not a fan of the Black IPAs this works for me. The taste starts with chocolate, caramel and mocha; sweet orange then bitter grapefruit peel and pine. Not for the timid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9160) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Can... Murky, dark brown pour with a tiny, fleeting, beige head. The bouquet is über chocolaty, deeply-roasted and offers a moderate ration of dank, hempen hops. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor is carbonic and burnt, but is mainly about truckloads of dank and grassy bitterness. I don’t like most black IPAs. Not my thing. Can courtesy of landhoney!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4144) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Can - Dark roast, piny hops and some coffee roast. Jet brown black with a rich little beige head. Roast malts, piney hops and a long bitter finish. Well balanced and really nice, surprisingly easy drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
umich03jm (1955) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Can. Huge thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours a dense black color with a medium foamy head that never completely goes away but leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is like a intense, rich, black IPA. I love it. Huge piney hops in the aroma to go along with chocolate cake, roasted coffee, ash, and light raisins. Tastes so good. Burnt wood, ash, pine, dark roast, burnt coffee, citrus, light chocolate. Medium to thick body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. My kinda beer since I love imperial black IPA’s or overly hopped imperial stouts (whatever you want to call em). I know I’m in the minority on this one but I absolutely love this beer. I hope they start making a lot of this. If I lived in Vermont, I would probably just buy HF and Alchemist beers and then I wouldn’t need to trade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5425) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Can to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Was packing up some beer boxes for our move today and found this full guy in one of them, so thanks to whoever this came from. Looks good; a fairly opaque dull black with foamy mocha head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and hops with some mild but well-balanced coffee roast. Some citrus too. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant, well-bodied mouthfeel. A bit of bitterness from the roast (and maybe hops too). This is good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2760) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Can (473 ml). Thanks to Luk_ for this one! Black with a huge thick dark brown head and heavy lacing. Aroma is piney with dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and nutty notes. Taste is also piney with dark chocolate, roasted malt, moderate/medium bitterness, ashes, caramel and dark fruits. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Sticky aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. Drinkable. Very close to a Black IPA. Nice stuff!

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