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Big Storm Firestorm Black IPA

Big Storm Firestorm Black IPA
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Firestorm is a full-bodied India Black Ale with a dark, roasted malt backbone, a strong hop aroma, and aggressive bitterness. This India Black Ale sits at a high 7.2% and pours jet black with a thick mocha head. There are hints of chocolate, caramel, and hops on the nose with a storm of roasted malts and a strong, lasting bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (752) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Flight pour of darkness with a caramel head. Roasted nose throughout with mild sweetness. Not a ton of hops overall on the flavor with moderate roasted qualities and some coffee. Some hops throughout, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma has roasted malt notes along with piney hops and a touch of coffee. Similar flavor with a nice amount of bitterness in the finish. Nice beer overall.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloshgator (426) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Big Storm Firestorm Black IPA is good but doesn’t quite make it to exceptional. Nice head on a dark pour, but with only a slight fresh hop aroma. Only a roasty note is detected before the bitterness washes it away. Based on the description, I was expecting more coffee and chocolate notes. Firestorm is nice with a meal but not very complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
Quite strong and very black. NIce in features and fine to drink but with caution due its strong alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcartamdg (1987) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2014
pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, slight piney hop bitterness. Taste is malty, chocolate, roast, coffee and bitter pine in the finish. a bit too malty with mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
Sampled on January 20, 2014. Part of a flight, draught, at Tarpon Tavern, Tarpon Springs, FL.
Clear dark red to black color, tan head. Sweet, hoppy, bitter taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Sweet, malty, a bit hoppy scent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
@FBG Fest-on tap-tan-brown. A-ashy/peppery/toffee-med malt. T-ashy/peppery/toffee-med malt, some earthy hops. Not a bad beer, but Black IPA…?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
On draft at Big Storm. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is roasted malts, some toast, earth, and some piney hops. Flavor is similar with roasted malts, some toast, some earth, and some pine. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2013
black/ruby color, aroma of roasted malts, citrus hops, same flavors, hints of coffee, light and easy drinking black ipa, but nothing exciting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
grauchmiller (2) - - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
Not very hoppy, kind of weak for an ipa. Hints of coffee and caramel. Best beer I’ve had from Big Storm.

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