Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Massive in every way, B-Craft delivers a complex bundle of flavors with citrus-hop aroma. Moving beyond the massive hop aroma, rich roasted malt flavors of coffee and chocolate move forward only to be checked by an impressive hop bitterness. Texture and flavor dance together so seamlessly that you may need to remind yourself that, while it drinks like a session, it delivers like an assassin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with some brown head. Some pine and citrus GOP aromas crossed with malt and roasted properties. Pine like hops and roasted flavors with a touch of licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2012
12oz bottle. Good thin tan head, leaving good dots of lace. Black but not opaque color. Nice lighter crisp carbonation. Dry texture. Good roastiness, chocolate malts and a hint of coffee complement the herbal spicy floral hops nicely. Nice bitter, light sweet taste. Another tasty Black IPA - I love this style, and this example delivers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1295) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours black with brown-ruby edges and a slight off-white cap that leaves some delicate lacing. Yeasty floaties are present, nice :) Nose involves some light coffee, alcohol vapors, some cocoa, licorice, caramel, maybe a touch of smokiness, and a blast of resinous piney hops. Taste is sharply bitter but quite sweet also. Palate is fuller, smooth, with a big bitterness on the tongue throughout leading to a lengthy finish. Really nice beer, maybe not as clean and hop forward as some black IPAs, but it works here with all the complexity and largeness of the body. A winner for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2833) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle from Spirits Bayville. Pours out black with a big light tan head. Aroma is of light citrus hops, grass, roasted malts, light chocolate. Taste is oily roasted malts, light coffee, sugary sweet chocolate, citrus hops, light syrup and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
(tasting at Des Peres Schnucks) black with tan head. Aroma of hops and roast malt. Flavor is roast malt, bitter coffee, resiny hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle. Really interesting floral hop aroma. Which carries into the flavor with an immense roasted peach flavor, pool water, guava, light roast but more chocolate heavy. Very strange brew and certainly a unique take on the style. Would like to try fresh from the tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (430) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Served in a three floyds pint glass. Pours a very dark brown/black with a thin tan head that disappears. Aroma roasted barley, pine, mild citric hops, and smoked malt. Taste is malty up front, toasted barley, grapefruit, pine, and smokey flavors are there. Medium mouthfeel and alcohol is slightly present. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 At Fork on Lincoln. Way to easy drinking for the strength. The roasted flavor out battles the hops but the hops leave a reminder at the end of the sip. Nice stuff. Serving: Draft

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Pour form a 12oz bottle. Inky dark brew with almost no head. Aroma of coffee, toasted malts, a little citrus hops and hints on ethanol. Taste is modest malt with roasted malt / coffee background, excellent floral and citrus hops flourish, finishing on a hoppy note with some lingering burnt malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (577) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle pour to shaker. Opaque, dark brown. High ABV nicely muted by the medium body and the flavor. Hop bitterness, malt, coffee and roast flavor are all present in moderation initially, but then seems to overwhelm the palate. Overall a good beer.

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