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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4347) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours black into a shaker. Off-white micro head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Dark pine and spruce aromas. Thin with smoky resin upfront and a lasting grapefruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2011
UPDATED: APR 18, 2011 draft. soft nose of dark caramel malt and roasted barley with mild to medium grassy and pine-focused hops. medium-light body with mild roast roughness and mildly buzzing hop acid. watery finish and overall a rather tame beer. rating #500 from california.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6849) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Draft. Blackish beer with a dark cream colored head. Low pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with backing malt and light roast. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with light darker malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Tap @ paradise burger mccall, id: pours a nice dark black with a brown head. Nose of sweet fluffy roast with crisp citrusy crust of hops. Light chocolate and coffee. Good balance and a clean mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and mellow. Good black ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Nose is roasty with earthy floral hops. More roasted malts than hops, comes across almost stouty. Hints of butter come in and out. Pours dark brown almost black with a tan head. The flavor is roasted malts, lightly bitter floral hops, a little sweetnes here and there. Earthy flavors linger. Lightly dry and resiny. Perhaps a hint of diacetyl in there as well

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours dark brown to black wtih a small off tan head. Aroma is dark maltish and slight breadish. Ends dry malty and almost spiced. Dark roasted malt and slight fruity. Bitter and slight hoppy. Bitter and dry malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3310) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 25, 2011
On tap; dark brown, maybe black. Aroma of earth, fruit and roasted malt. Flavor was earthy, fruity, roasted malt and chalk. Blended but simple.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onlyhere4beer (1) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011 does not count
On draft Toronados San Fran. Thin but tasty IPA strong dry hop and toasted malt flavored, easy drInking beer. Nice head which stayed to the end of the pint. not sure of percentage but easy drinking - hope it’s 5-6 % more than that it’s dangerous :)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (5788) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap@Taphouse Grill 98004. Ruby black color with tan foamage. Dry chocolate, dirt, caramel, grassy aromas. medium bodied. Chocolate, black malt, grassy, pine hop flavors--not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Chocolate and citrus nose with a solid roast note. Taste is lightly sweet, moderatley bitter, lots of citrus hops, some milk chocolate, some dank weed, and a bit of roast. Very nice.


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