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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Black Racer™ blends Bear Republic’s love of hops with the Pacific Northwest’s appreciation for dark ales. Our pit crew brews this award winning ale which boldly defines a new frontier of flavors and always maintains pole position. Race to the Dark Side. Bronze 2011 Great American Beer Festival American-Style Black Ale Gold 2012 World Beer Cup American-Style Black Ale


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from Bine and Vine: Appeared dark blackish brown color with a thick frothy head. Aroma is subtle with minor traces of hops and roasty malts which reminds me of Black IPA style. The flavor holds a strong rich character of roasted malts that are sustained by a burst of hops that suggest grapefruit, pine, and tastes of perfume or some other taste of scented air freshener.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Nice deep brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma is citrus hops and slightly roasted malt. Good character all around. Flavor was similar. Slightly citrusy with a good malt back. Toasty and hoppy. Good example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skykwby (35) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Big Hunt DC- highball. Pours dark, little foamy head. Caramel, coffee aroma. Very smooth first sip, little aftertaste. Warms the heart. Another good one from bear republic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bomber->SA. Deep brown with frothy khaki head. Aroma: pine hops, citrus, sweet malt. Taste: bitter hops and roasted malts, with chocolate notes. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayOfBeer (652) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Tap: brownish-black pour with large light tan head. Aroma is chocolate with roast grain and a subdued piney hop note. Flavor is dusty bittersweet chocolate some toasted grain, light pine, and grapefruit bitters with alcohol making a statemen in the background. Not as smooth as I hoped and the flavors do not gel completely; different from any other beer I have had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1611) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Pours deep dark brown with an off white almost ashy head. Aroma is citrus, pine, coffee and roast. Taste is sweet with a smooth tempered bitterness throughout. Medium bodied, slick and smooth. Alcohol well hidden, drinks much lighter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (726) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bomber. Appearance is a dark brownish black color with a cap of tan foam. The aroma is mostly pine and citrus with mild roasted malt notes in the background. The flavor starts out with grapefruit, orange rind and tropical fruit along with some bittersweet chocolate, toffee and charred malt. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a piney, smoked finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7004) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Tap at APEX PDX, 26/05/13. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin light tan head. Nose is light roast, hops, sugar, cocoa, tropical fruit notes. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, brown sugars, hops, cocoa dusting. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness and subtle roast in the finish. A decent enough CDA but not top draw.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1317) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2013
On tap at Y-not Pizza, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown pour with a short off-white head. Aroma of tangerine and pine. Flavor is a nice blend of espresso, piney hops, and citrus. Beautiful lacing that coats the glass. An outstanding black IPA.


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