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RATINGS: 257   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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9959) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Big pine and grapefruit aromas. Roasted malt, chocolate, and sweet caramel and molasses. Pretty simplistic aroma. The flavor is moderately bitter. Lots of roast, pine, and grapefruit notes. Some hints of chocolate, molasses, caramel, and a touch of coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9883) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9881) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9870) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9066) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Nice dark brown pour with a cream colored head. Good intergration of roasted malts and the hops. Seamless to be exact. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with a small sized tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, floral hops, and some citrus. Tastes of chocolate, citrus, caramel, and pine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ Ben and Greg’s apartment. Pours a bit hazy brown appearance with a brown head. A bit spicy, slightly piney, herbal hoopy, roasty aroma. A bit minty, piney, somewhat bitter, chocolate flavor. A little disappointment.


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