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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4636) - 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 (11071) - 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 (7905) - , 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 (2504) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1389) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Pours a nearly opaque, clear dark cola color. Rather thick robust pale tan head with good retension. Aroma of sweet pink grapefruit. Taste is roasted malt, sweet burnt caramel, espresso and moderate bitterness. Very well balanced and smooth in texture. Some alcohol warmth evident after the swallow.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (758) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Back (but not pitch black) pour with a nice half and inch head. Coffee and licorice initially with citrus, spice, grass and floral aroma. Well balanced and not overwhelming but complex yet easy to approach. Very nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
A pleasant surprise! The aroma is well balanced. You can tell that the hops are there in force but the milk chocolate and coffee in the nose keep you grounded. Likewise, the flavor is quite well balanced and extremely complex for an IPA. Much controversy over Black IPAs, but this one does it right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1459) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Roasted malt aroma with some hops. Smooth and rich, good combination of styles.


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