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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Black Racerô blends Bear Republicís love of hops with the Pacific Northwestís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (6651) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep cola, moderate frothy tannish head, nice lacing.   Pale roast, slight lactose, with some pasture like bitterness on the nose.   Smooth sweet and roasty hoppiness on the tongue.   Thankfully the pasture doesnít come across on the tongue, only pale roast and some sweet citrusy hops.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Nice balance, a sweeter example which is great with the roasted malts.   Enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (6523) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Ruby black color with lasting light tan head. Dry chocolate, dusty blackened malt aromas with floral, pine hops. medium body, average carbonation. Dry black malt, semi-sweet chocolate flavors with some pine, floral hoppage, and light roast---good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6248) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6191) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Dusty bottle from Greenwood. Hopefully this hasnít been sitting around for aeons. The pourís deep chestnut brown with a medium tan head. The aromaís burnt brown sugar, burnt coffee rinds. Some peach and grapefruit. Brash citrus. Cantaloupe. The taste is charred grain, coffee beans, dark chocolate. Bright orange peel. Loads of citrusy hops on the bitter finish. Chocolate orange ice cream. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6101) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle at Rustico Alexandria - staff let me have a sample pour of it from an open bottle, pretty nice of them. Poured a nice dark brown, almost black color with a small tan head. Aroma was notes of citrus, floral hops and a touch of nice roast. Flavor was a lot more roasty than I thought based on the aroma, but still pretty well balanced. Nice bitter notes, pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Definitely black, but IMHO not anywhere in the same league as the other Racer brands. Full disclosure, Iím not a big fan of the "black IPA" rage thatís going on. This is yet another example. Rich with some rich, bitter chocolate malt, the assertive hoppiness doesnít exactly go a long way to blend in, at least as far as Iím concerned. Drinkable enough, I guess, but I rather have had a porter or an IPA, not a blend. (#5172, 7/23/2013)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6064) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Dark heavy brown pour, pretty much black, with a thin light beige sticky head. The nose is odd with something like roasted mushrooms and sautťed green bell peppers and an artisanal Italian mushroom sauce. Also a bit roasty, but really it smells like an appetizer at a fine restaurant. Not sure how to feel about that. The flavor is a bit more beery with some dark grains, a bit of roast, and an almost rye-like hoppiness with medium bitterness. Most of the bitter comes from the roast, so the hops are kinda quiet. But overall itís not very bitter. Kinda quiet for a California BIPA actually. Semi-sweet and just kinda middle-of-the-road. A good into to the style though. Not scary aggressive.

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