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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13817) - DENMARK - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle, 8.1%. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops and citrus. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, hop, pine, grapefruit and medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Tap at OBF. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma seems resin hoppy. Med + body. Flavor is resin/citrus over very dark malt. It’s definitely bitter and hoppy. Quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt & earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12640) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12400) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Real Madrid vs. Valladolid. Black with a lasting tan head. Citrus hoppy aroma with licorice, roasted malts and a hint of cinnamon. Sweetish malty flavour with toffe and licorice, citrus hops and a touch of alcohol. It’s pretty good, but definitely better without the dark malts

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12136) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle @ Lost Dog - McLean. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, dates and raisins with earthy hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting malt, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a nearly pitch black color with auburn highlights at the edges that indicate some clarity in the beer. Large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of vegetal, herbal hops with roasted malts and a bit of a nutty note. The taste is herbal, citrus, resin hops with roasted malts and a faint sweetness. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (11165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a small beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malts and moderate piney hops - not the most aromatic of black IPAs. Flavour brings out a nice balance of piney hops and roasted malt, though the flavours are rather weak and almost muted. The flavours come out more as the beer warms up, but the whole thing is rather underwhelming. Good black IPA, but leaves something to be desired.


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