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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 188   ABV: 6.25%
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Deep and dark as a starless night, this beer is dominated by a pronounced hop aroma of pine and spruce, with subdued notes of fresh cut wood and special herbs. The flavor is characterized by a clean hop taste with a subtle dry roasted malt touch in the background. Draft only.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2215) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Unusual black IPA. Very herbal a touch of citrus. Not very bitter. Still a decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (670) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Tap: black-brown with small off-white head. Piney roast grain nose with a little smoke. Flavor starts with bitter pine and grapefruit leading into a dark roasted, charred graininess. Nice overall hoppy bitterness with an okay smoky grain note. I could drink more of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6421) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
16oz on tap at the Moerlein Lager House. Labeled as 6.5% ABV. Black color. Thin off-white / khaki head, with good retention. Earthy hop nose, lightly spicy, some chocolate. Nice toasty chocolatey malt profile. Good lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, soft carbonation. Kind of a sticky, lingering finish. Good lace. Good light bitter taste, light herbal spiciness, moderate sweetness. Nice black IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5343) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 8, 2012
Draft at gingerman. Pours a Deep brown with thick brown lacing. Aroma is lactose, roast, and light hop. Mouthfeel is creamy with notes of wet dog, sweet malts, light dark fruit, light bitter hop. Sort of unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Draft. Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, grapefruit & pine and slightly sweet. Taste is the same.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Tap at Papago. Pours a hazy near black color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of pine and soapy hops, roasted malt and wood. Flavor starts slightly sweet and roasty and gives away to the lightly bitter hops. A decent brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Sampled at 1702, May 2011
1-finger, brown tinged, dark tan head, layered lacing nice. concentrated, burnt amber / black color, clear brown in light. lots big citrus hops, pine, tropical fruit (lychee, big floral apricot). malt plays supporting role, not really noticeable, perhaps touch toasted malt.

bitter hop and burnt grain bite. somewhat buttery hop character somehow, more dank herbal than buttery i guess. dank herbaceous and bitter hops lead flavor. roast, burnt toast in finish, touches of toasted whole grain bread. tropical fruit and citrusy hops here in flavor, but muted by roast malt, really wish it hadn’t; citrus more than tropical, Meyer lemon zest,really loses floral character. fairly light bodied, would be down right quaff, if not for harsher herbal and bitter notes; perhaps even a bit too thin seeming at times. herbal hop lean towards burnt pine tar, touch menthol and lots "hemp" oil dankness.

once again i find the dark / roast malt getting in way and harshing up an otherwise wonderfully hoppy beer. not bad, but bit cacophonous.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
on tap at paps 2/3/11. black ipa color with an off white khaki-ish head. woody aroma with notes of pine, cream and grapefruit. crazy grapefruit forward flavor... also, it is a little salty and roasty... not much else. it is not bad, just nothing but grapefruit. sharp carbonation, medium body and crisp. 6/3/6/3/14

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 12/27/2010. Clear dark brown body with a medium creamy light brown head. Roast, caramel, and fresh hop aroma. Sweet roast, chocolate, caramel and floral hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011
In short: A standard fruity/piney black IPA. Good beer.
How: Tap at Sunset Grill, Boston MA
The look: Near black body topped by a small beige head
In long: (24h later, by memory rating). Nose is a bit piney, a bit fruity/grapefruity. Taste is medium roasted, a bit grainy, some dark fruits. Hopping is citrusy and piney. Bitterness is low-medium intensity. By-the-book average black ipa, good beer. I drank this pint in a beer bar immediately after two beer festival sessions and one hotel tasting. No wonder the day after I had a bad case of drunkarrhoea. I call drunkarrhoea the diarrhoea I get after getting drunk, because that saves me a lot of time when I give detailed descriptions of the diarrhoea I get after getting drunk. I have very few friends


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