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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Roast, floral hops, grains, and some chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1047) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2013
The aroma of this brew is a combination of roasted malts, caramel malts, and floral hops that hits you in the face, and the appearance has a clear, very dark garnet color with a large, pillowy, off-white head, which is gorgeous. The taste is mildly bitter, mildly umami, and a touch sweet, and the palate fuses a medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and a long finish that is merely an extension of the hearty, malty, and bitter taste.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
screigh (459) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours very dark, almost black. Thin off-white head that lasts the whole beer. No lacing at all. Aroma is dark-roast and sugary malt. Mouthfeel is creamy. A sort of astringent roast flavor. Not much in the way of hop aroma or flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
Big hoppy beer with a good balance of roast, not overdone.Well malted for drinkability. Black bodied with some head. Not the best, a little weak on mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaroonOrange (129) - - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is molasses, caramelized sugar and malt. Flavor is roasted grain and molasses with a mild hoppy finish. A nice dark double IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
draft, brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, slight hop. Flavor of slight roasted malt/ coffee, very little hop. Not well balanced, not much of a finsh or bite to it. Overall a decent brew, could use a little tweaking from the brewing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Meh...a decent run of the mill black IPA. Nothing special here. Aroma was very nice. Strong green hops with a hint of roasted malt. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was a little bland, but was OK. Strong push and pull between the roasted malt and hops. Decent carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Practically black in color with a light brown colored head, this has an almost odd roasted malt character thatís a little sweet, a little roasted, and a little hoppy. Itís balanced, but thereís still something odd about its aroma. In the mouth it seems very much like a dark strong ale. If you convince yourself that itís not a double black, and rather just a straight up dark strong ale, this is actually a better beer. NowÖ letís pretend this is a strong ale and get on with our lives. Itís nice. Smooth, roasted, strong. You can really pick up the alcohol in this. Nice, and easy drinking for what it is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
tap. pours light black with solid head. pine and earth aroma. taste is dry pine with a long bitter bite

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (396) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours a dark, murky black with small head and small to medium lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, a hint of caramel and maybe a touch of coffee. Herbal citrus. Moderately bitter throughout. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Long, bitter finish predominated by darkly roasted malt. Pretty good.


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