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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
osu97gp (657) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, sugar and light pine. Flavor of roasted malt and coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (558) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Pours black with hint of brown around the edges, frothy off white head great lacing. Nice molasses and brown sugar some pine hops. Medium to light body, a bit watery, slight dryness coupled with bittering hops and licorice. Interesting, could use more hops, but quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5008) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Nose quite hoppy, of the piney-resinous sort, with strong caramel and a hint of spice; with eyes closed, this is a strong IPA. Deep brown-black pour with a short light-brown head. Taste dry on the level sugar content but benefits from some balancing sweetness from the hop oils, medium bitterness thatís blunted by the sweetness and caramel. Malt character is too straight here, but in concert with the hops itís actually contributing something nice. Hops are much stronger, especially when the pine/resin dominate the finish. Fullish body with some crispness but only mild alcohol (more like 6% abv), so bravo. Not getting much roast or astringency or even a hint of burnt or black malt, just a little bit residually toward the end.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkbachman (179) - - JAN 29, 2013
Grapefruit, roasted coffee, and lemon aromas. Heavy roasted character when tasting but features a strong hop flavor profile is present. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4772) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a cola coloured glow near the bottom, and a nice one centimetre tall lighter brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, milk, nuts, caramel and perhaps a tiny bit of hops. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavour with toffee and nuts very strongly flavoured, some lighter hop notes with citrus and perfume coming through and a pungent alcohol and toffee sweetness at the end. Aftertaste shows a little hop note, a lot of sugars, but mostly a roasted malt flavour with a bit of lactic notes and a lot of earth. Overall, a decent Black IPA, but I was hoping for much more hops and a bit of a more robust and complex flavour. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 30-December-2012 for US$9.59/4 pack, sampled at home in Washington on 28-January-2013.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12oz bottle-trade with jtclockwork-rich lt brown-black with red tint. A-roasty dk malt, pine. T-anise/roasty dk malt, pine/resin hops with some bite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Dark brown with a thin brown crown and minor lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, peaty notes, coffee, caramel, light smoke and faint citrus. Taste of chocolate, citrus, peat and soy sauce with a mild bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8594) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, pine, cocoa, chocolate malt and dank citrus. A bit chalky. Medium body. Finishes with lots of pine/resin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Dark black pour from the bottle. Spicy oily smell. Vanilla notes, hoppy and creamy. More like a stout than IPA. But good shit

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMurani (11) - - DEC 11, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a solid black with a thin head. Aroma is full of that of hops which is to be expected for an ipa. Hops are in the forefront in taste as well, but not overly bitter. I'm not too experienced in double ipas but this went down very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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