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RATINGS: 270   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark red brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, light roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, citrus, hoppy, licorice hops notes. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. [20130808]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
9th August 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, little tan head. Palate is softish with fine carbonation. Creamy dark malt, light roast. Pinch of salt. Nice fresh orange, citrus and marmalade. Whisper of pine. Finishes smooth with a medium bitter linger. Nicely joined up and tasty Black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle from AlesByMail.co.uk. Nice head with good duration. Color is close to black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, flowers, hops, pine and fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours black with a creamy head. Roast, bread, caramel and a whiff of citrus. Cookies. Smooth and dry hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Very dark brown, the aroma has rich molasses malts. Sweet, not a lot of hop save for a little bitterness. A dash of alcohol...good balance, arguably a robust porter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (12341) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Pretty much black color, thick brown head. Aroma of pine, spruce, burnt licorice. Taste is bog and roasty burnt espresso with anisette in it, dark unsweetened chocolate. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
(Draught) Pours a black body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, grass, stone fruit, citrus, coffee, and pine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Draft. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some grapefruit, caramel. Medium-full body, light acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11404) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 260913

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle shared at Sander’s in NYC. Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Burnt pine in the nose, some grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor, nice roast, subtle chocolate, pine, earth, ripe citrus, grapefruit. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Modestly resinous to finish, further roast, pine, grapefruit. Pretty solid.


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