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RATINGS: 269   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5485) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark brownish-black pour with a nice khaki colored thickish head. Aroma has some dairy accents, a touch of spruce, some brief tobacco notes. Flavor has some cigar tobacco notes, hints of dark chocolate, some minty accents, a touch of citrus bitterness. some trailing earthy potting soil in the back end. Nice textured thick mouthfeel. Very solid

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5344) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5306) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Draft at. Kind tiger with max. Pours a deep black with light off white lacing. Aroma is fresh hops. Mouthfeel is carbonated and medium with notes of fresh hops, light Malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5230) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black pour with a tall, dense brown head. Aroma is citrus and pine notes thrust in front of roasted malt, coffee and hints of dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate and pine mixed with floral hops, citrus, dark coffee burnt caramel and roasted malt. Body is medium with a strong, dense carbonation and strong lingering hop bitterness. Finishes a touch sweeter with more of the chocolate and caramel coming through along with pine oils, citrus fruit, coffee and roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
bottle @THT courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK. Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Lovely bitterness. Slight malty flavour. Very good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4953) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, sweet malt, caramel, fudge and a subdued fruity hop character. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (4922) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Dark black, clear with a thin tan head. Awesome hops and malt flavor. Great chocolate and deep rich hops flavor. Awesome BEER

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke. We had this together via facebook chat. A big tan head that has large bubbles that does not seem to fall. The beer is almost black with some red highlights. Very stout looking. Some very nice fruit in the aroma along with earth. I wish it were a little bigger. All kinds of hops are tasted. Complex fruit. Pineapple, with citrus. Some spiciness. A hint of chocolate and roasted notes. This beer is beautifully balanced and is a delight to drink. Cocoa comes in late as does some lactic. The feel is nice and smooth and has some richness to it. This is akin to a stout IPA. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown body under a one finger tight bubbled light brown head. The nose is fairly hoppy, but in balance with the roasty and chocolate malt base. A pretty nice mixture of citrus and coffee. The flavor is more tilted toward the hops, citrusy and piney up front, moderate bitterness level. Finishes more toward the Porter side, with nice coffee and dark chocolate notes. Some lingering roastiness. Medium bodied with a fairly sturdy malt backbone and soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice beer, but wouldn’t trade it for a regular racer IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4666) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Black with a big beige head
Aroma: Roasted malts and grapefruit
Taste: Toasted malts, grapefruit and pine
Nice. Lots of roast in the aroma, more of a IPA in the taste.


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