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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - 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 (4736) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4657) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
A tannic red/india pale ale aroma. Decent label, 22oz bomber; clear, ruby black-brown with an impressive, dense tan head. A buffered, chalky roast and hops aroma. LIghtly sweet, tangy, moderately roasted, properly hoppy, powdered cocoa flavors. A muddled mouthfeel - frothy, pasty, undercarbonated but mouthy. Acidic finish. Respectable, but less than I was expecting. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4641) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby black with a medium creamy brown head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy - grapefruit, touch of pine and some underlying coffee. Flavor is definitely IPA - citrus hoppy with underlying roasted malts, perhaps molasses. Lightly sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Quite nice, I just wish it was a tad bit roastier.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4519) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Not date code anywhere. Black color without much head to speak of. Floral hops and light cocoa. The flavor is kind of muddled. Yes the chocolate, ash, floral and pine hops are there but... Itís seems to fall short in boldness after the black IPA I sampled right before it. It just doesnít pack a punch like most of others in the style, especially a few I just sampled. I really enjoy the style but this will not be a repeat buy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4493) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham; dark black pour with foamy white head, piney aroma, grapefruit hop taste backed up with slight roast malts piney hop taste, really good BIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4490) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
On draft at Spacebar in Falls Church VA. Pours black with a frothy tan head. Slight hoppy nose. Flavors of pine resin with hints of chocolate and coffee. Very bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4418) - 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 (4377) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4278) - 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.


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