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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Liked it so much on tap at the pub I got a growler to go. Pours a dark black but you can somehow tell it is not real thick as the look would imply. A very different mix of flavors from figs to burnt malt. In between the two extremes I got coffee, chocolate, and some type of resin like pine tar. Like I know what pine tar tastes like? The alcohol is all but hidden. The hops are strop but someone remain in the background.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa, pine hops, & some citrus; Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, pine hops, some caramel, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3674) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Black brew, small white head. Mellow. Roasty, nutty, dried dark plum and apricot aroma. Mellow body. Peachy. Roasty fruitiness. naturally good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Total Wine, Delaware 12oz: Pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, hints of chocolate, and a hop. Basically, I didn’t get that much hop aroma, nor did I get much bitterness in the taste. I got instead a sort of bland, strong brown ale with this one. I don’t think the bottle was too old as Total Wine has generally good turnover. I mean it wasn’t bad, but I would barely call this a Black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (334) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Tap in snifter glass at Clark Street Ale House. Cask pour. Deep black with frothy, yet understated head. Aroma is coffee like with heavy roasted malts. Flavor also leans that direction with bitterness at the front and mild sweetness in the middle. Aftertaste reminiscent of coffee but more enjoyable than drinking that swill. I think it would be better as a traditional pour than a cask. Worthy of another sample.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle; dark brown in color with a light brown head. Aroma was good with with roasted malt, fruit, earth, pine, flowers, and sweetness. Fairly balanced brew and easy to drink. Roasted, slight sweetness, earthy and piney.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
salvaticas (439) - - MAY 10, 2014
On tap at Comerica Park. Pours a pitch smooth black. Nice maltiness on the nose. Good, smooth, hoppy flavor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2240) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (793) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt, prunes, raisin aroma. Roasted malt, brown sugar dark dried fruit flavors. Finish is pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (274) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Sweet malty caramel and dried fruit aroma. Dark brown with thin tan head. Rich malty almost stout like malt profile. Hint of pine, coffee, booze. Slightly bitter sweet and boozey finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7438) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Sweet and raisiny aroma. Flavor is piney, not super hoppy, some dank, caramel.


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