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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Poured a dark brown to black with a lighter beige head of dense foam. Good retention. Aroma is piney, herbal, and catty. Taste has a burnt roast note to it on top of an herbal, leafy bitterness that rounds out the finish. For the abv of the beer, the alcohol is hidden very well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1087) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2013
This is just Nice. Capital N. hoppy aroma -- and maybe even a hint of sweetness on the nose too? Solid malty even roasty backbone, with a perfect infusion of hops and its requisite bitterness. Black IPAs are one of my favorite styles, and you absolutely cannot go wrong with this particular specimen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5191) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bomber to pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a dark cola with beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes solid; hoppy with notes of dark malt and roast. Good on the palate. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2013
for some reason, this didn’t quite gel with me .. . deep brown .. . mild rickets of foam .. . medium mild roast and burnt grass (not the good kind) .. . a touch soapy on the finish .. . rather mundane .. . . i’m a dropout cub scout, i cheated on my knots and never carried a first aid kit...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2013
22oz bomber. As soon as the top was cracked I could smell yummy hops. It pours nice and dark with a full dark tan head of foam. The aroma offers up pine hops and some citrus hops as well as lighter notes of dark roasted malts and dark chocolate. The taste is right there! Yum. I get a pleasing fairly rich grapefruit like citrus hop flavor and bitterness that rolls into a mix of chocolate malts, dark roasted malts and then just the right amount of burnt malts. It only grows in citrus hop bitterness to midway as resiny pine hops join in and then into the finish the hops sweeten up just a tad to add little bit fuller mouth feel. Darn tasty stuff from one of my favorite breweries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peacehammer (616) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours pitch black, with an off white, one finger head. Spicy pine hops on the nose. That same piney bitterness carries the roasted malt nicely, and the finish is bitter dark, roasted malts. Very well done, extra points for great lacing

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2135) - 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 (39) - 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 (9518) - 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.


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