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RATINGS: 271   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4494) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Nice black color. Hoppy. Crisp. Pretty nice but I have no idea how old the bottle is.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4407) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of rich roast malt, molasses and liquorice. Medium body, flavour is as the aroma, quite bitter, not much fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4331) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2013
650ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours pitch black with a bubbly white head. Aroma of roasty malts, grassy hops, juicy fruitness, licorice and citrus. Taste is smooth, roasty and hoppy with notes of grass, licorice, citrus. Finish is dry, bitter, roasty and fruity with loads of licorice. Quite roasty black IPA, almost feels like an hoppy IS instead. Still very tasty and balanced, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4304) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. The look is dark, brownish black in color, and has a cashew colored head. The smell is malt, burnt, hops, pine, and resin. The taste is hops, fruits, pine, burnt, and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4272) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Dark black pour with dark copper edges and one finger of creamy tan head. Awesome nose, very floral and ephemeral with lots of citrus zest and perfume-y hops and light bitter chocolate notes. Flavor is very bitter and burnt with lots of bitter coffee and chocolate. Notes of peanut hulls.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured black with a moderate khaki head. Smooth and balanced. Didn’t lean too far on the hops or the malt. Roast was in there and complimented the floralness of the hops nicely. Some coffee and cocoa too. Green, earthy hop tones and balancing sweetness so the bitterness was just right.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle. Black and pored with a small head. Hoppy with a medium body and a lingering hoppiness. Pretty standard for this style which means it is pretty good. Worth trying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4115) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
22oz bomber. Black with a large beige head. Aroma is of light pine, grapefruit, roasted malt. Taste is of juicy grapefruit, light roasted malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4079) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Draught. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose was pure IPA to me, as I really only got some great floral elements coming off it. Taste was wear the roasting pleasantly showed up, though the hoppy bitter elements also came through. Smooth and pleasing drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with frothy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, milk chocolate, toffee, dates, figs, and light earthy hops. Flavor is balanced roast malts and rich, earthy hops with some faint cocoa dryness and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish with some bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.


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