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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


SuperDave's rating

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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Draft at Whole Foods. Hazy brownish black pour with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt and hops, with some cacao, spruce, and hops in the finish.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (3941) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Had this draft beer during the 7/4 beer tour 2014 at Hollywood Gardens/Brixton. Nice looking dark beer. Smell is dull b/o of your favorite mate. Yes, dark attributes carry over to the flavors. Definitely has lots of IPA for a backbone. Yes, typical big dull medical black ipa finish. Lasts & lasts well after the session.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 29, 2014
Drought. Dark brown with tan spongy head, caramel-roasted malt aroma, low carbonation, caramel-nuts taste, thon body, longish finish with bitter aftertaste. Interesting but not special.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Tap at Heneins. Very dark brown with tan head and lace. Fresh green dank aroma. Roasted coffee and mild fruity sweetness with fresh hoppy piney herbal dry finish, medium light. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1380) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2014
On tap at Busy Bee, Raleigh, NC. Dark brown, almost black, pour with a dense khaki head. Aroma of roses and wet grass. Taste is of light citrus peel, pine, and rich cocoa. Finish is clean with not too much hop bitterness or bitterness from the roasted malt. An above average black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (787) - - MAY 7, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a dark opaque brown with tan head. Aroma and taste of earth, burnt malts, and bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Warner Robins, Ga. - Lazy Dog Growler - on tap. Dark black pour, nice thick khaki colored head with decent lace. Aroma has some fresh dirt, a hint of chocolate. Flavor brings some bittersweet citrus, some licorice notes, a touch of chocolate, topsoil in the back end. Nice chalky mf. Enjoyable while browsing for take homes.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (542) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at BB, Wpg. Dark with a nice head. Roasty and bitter, a really nice black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours an opaque brownish black on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves great lace. Aroma is a nice balance of roast, chocolate, and piney hops. Taste follows, dry and bitter, but the roast opens up more as it warms up. Very nice balance, good carbonation, better than I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
Dry and bitter first sip. Black pour from draft at emporium. Sticky off white head. Sweet yet watery aroma. Slight nutty and pretty hoppy. Descent.


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