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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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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.


TOSG55's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TOSG55 (219) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, with a thin head that dissipates too quickly. Aroma led by coffee, other malt notes, and a touch of hops - pretty nice. The flavor starts out with fruit notes (mostly apple), which gives rise to malts (coffee, toasted notes), and the finish is driven by citrus and pine hops. Fairly light on the palate, while still complex. Not a typical black IPA, but pretty good - it manages to avoid being out of balance, which seems to be such a common black IPA pitfall.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3298) - Gilbert, Arizona, 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 (408) - - 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 (2214) - 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 (675) - 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 (155) - 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 (6988) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Sweet and raisiny aroma. Flavor is piney, not super hoppy, some dank, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
(bottle) Pours a dark brown color with thick tan head that clings to glass. Aroma of mild hops and toasted malts. The flavor is bitter hop mellowed by the roasted malt and some alcohol noted. Smooth palate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. Poured a chocolate color. Aroma is inriquing. Brown sugar, cocoa, roast malt, caramel, biscuit. Creamy texture. Medium light bitterness. Bitter finish on dry side. Average carbonation. Starts off like a porter but really finishes like a ipa. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with an enormous foamy dark tan head that lingered forever and left good lacing. The aroma was bitter anise, floral hops, a bit of vanilla and a touch of dark fruits. The flavor was very bitter, dry and roasty with a malty undertone and notes of anise, Pine-sol and floral hops. Long roasty, bitter and dry finish with lingering anise and floral hops. Medium body. Meh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (263) - Portland, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at brewpub......nice citrus aroma....very dark pour .....great body.....overall a great interpretation of the style ....must try.....


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