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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This big beer has a beautiful malt character to accompany the intense hop profile. Plus a hint of roast character.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2011
tap at Hopcat last summer, 8.5% abv - Dark amber brown pour with a lasting off-white head. It smells of roast malt and citrus hops. The flavor is very bitter but supported well by the dark roasted malt. There’s a long bitter finish for this medium to full bodied brew. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1112) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2011
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a white head. Brown sugar aroma with roastiness. Flavor has light coffee, roastiness, and floral hops, solid hop bitterness. It’s decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2011
this shit is underrated. nice hoppy black glass of shit. it’s legit. try it. you’ll see. you bastard.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2010
On draft at The Green Well. Pours a dark brown color with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing down the glass. Nose is some-what muted, but I can smell some citrusy and resinous hops, maybe a little pine. There’s also some chocolate, roasted malt, caramel malt. Medium bodied, pretty well carbonated, with a decent finish. Definitely hop forward in the flavor with a strong, but not overly assertive bitterness. As it warmed, the caramel malt started to upstage the hops. A little bit of roast in the finish. Being a double, it’s a little out of the style of a black IPA, esp. regarding the sweetness and body. It was enjoyable, though. A good effort by Arcardia to work with this emerging style.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Draft at Hopcat back during RBSG 10. Pours brown black with tan head. Nose is spicy hops, some citrus and a hint of roast. The hops aren’t loud enough to make this work. Caramel and bitterness in the taste. Severely lacking in finesse.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2010
pours dark brown small head. nose is red fruity. flavor red fruits, caramel, loads of crystal malts, thought this was more of a dark double red than blk ipa

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klingea1 (28) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On tap at HopCat. Pours a thin black with off white head, sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Citrus and pine aromas on top of dark malt. A nice IIPA held together by toasty malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap @ HopCat for RBSG’10 - Piney hops, smooth nitro tasting. Roasty chocolate with nice dry hopping. Piney with some citrus. Good lacing, molasses. fresh tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap at Hopcat, pours a very dark amber color with a forthy white/tannish head that had lacing covering the entire glass, has a very hoppy aroma mixed in with some sweet malt, really digged the aroma, flavor is full of bitter hops but still has a great malt balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyotehunter (678) - , Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2010
On tap at HopCat. . Aromas are good ... pine and citrus with a vague kind of dark malt. That malt could be thicker,as it is a little thin, but this holds together fairly nicely. Not bad.


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