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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8260) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Cask. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Citric hoppy aroma with light floral notes and sweet malts. The flavor has citric and flowery hops, light malty sweetness, and some lightly roasted malts. Very easy to drink and very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8179) - Indiana, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home, bottled 21.05.2013
Instant pine resin -aromas when opening the bottle. Aroma has resin, some vanilla, woody tones and hints of tobacco. Flavour has cocoa, hops, vanilla, and some doughy tones. Also some rye. Feels a bit messy and odd for a BIPA, but nice anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
On tap at Toronado SF. Black with a small head. Aroma and taste of hops, licorice, grapefruit and light malt. The body was medium as was the bitterness. UV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (7980) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from Half Time webshop. Pours almost pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice and orange. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Taste of dark malts, weak roasty and some good piney hops towards the lingering dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
On tap at the Brewery. Pours with a near black body (plenty of brown notes though) with a small but lasting tan head. Aromas of roast, bitter chocolate, pine and grapefruit. Minimal esters, pretty clean. Flavors of roast, chocolate, tobacco and leather. Some citrus, tangerine, pine and herbal hop flavors as well. Roast seems to dominate the hops a bit, but thankfully it is not astringent or very aggressive in its character. Medium bubbles and dry. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
10/18/13. On tap at Proof. Black pour with a small tan head. Boozy aroma, resin, maltiness, some oxidation. Disappointing flavor as well, boozy, resin, dank, oxidation, seems old possibly. Big meh, big disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, butterscotch. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich hop bitter, molasses, sweet fruit palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Not a great deal of life and lacks the defining black IPA hop character, but a good beer all the same.

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