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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Toxic Sludge is our version of the relatively new Black IPA style. Care should be taken to not spill this heavy ale, as the results could be disastrous, so please consume BP Toxic Sludge responsibly. Hopped at four stages of the brewing process, we combined a hoppy India Pale Ale with a richer, darker malt base for a full bodied beer that’s big on flavor. This limited release, specialty brew was crafted to benefit birds affected by BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill. 100% of the proceeds go to Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research for their “Spreading Our Wings” campaign. Available only in draft and 22-ounce bottles – you can do more for the birds than drinking your share of Toxic Sludge, donate or buy a cool, limited edition BP Toxic Sludge “Save the Buffleheads” Tshirt: bptoxicsludge.com


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
Draft at abraxas. Black with half inch of thick rocky head. Bright, fun, inviting aroma! C-hop and syrupy malt the the background. Full bodied but the fear of chewiness evaporates on first sip. The lingering toasted black barley is really nice. Espresso bean but no bitterness. Straightforward and healthy. Wish it wasnt quite so strong, it feels like a siZpper but tastes like a quaffer. Got a nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slubgob (184) - West Hartford, USA - APR 28, 2012
20 oz on draft into mug.minimal head very dark brown color almost entirely opaque. Some hoops coming off the too in the nose. Robust slightly sweet up front with a bit of biting hops, quick bite of pine in the aftertaste quickly overwhelmed by high-alcohol cloy. Good until the finish, but at least the hoops miner and clean the palette some.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19378) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2012
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Black, rocky head. Generous aroma of black currant and grapefruit. Solid bodied with clean mouthfeel. Black currant and coffee. Fairly sweet with perfume and salt. Long resiny bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6157) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2012
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark ruby colour, almost black, with brief beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and hints of pine needles. Roasted, malty taste with coffee, dark chocolate, some ashes and hints of pine needles and grapefruit in the finish. More than medium body, quite dry. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6864) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Fullers-Gales tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours very dark brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is treacle, pine, resin and sweet caramel. The taste is pine, resin, treacle, charcoal, liquorice, cola and roasted malt, with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A decent black IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Draught at Churchkey. Deep brown pour with a small bubbly head. Nose and flavor hold touches of soapy hop, light roasted malt, a bit of strange dark fruit presence, and a milky mouthfeel that doesn’t fit with the style. Not impressed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2012
from le Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - pours a very dark brown beer under a solid and creamy long lasting beige foam; toasted malty aroma; slightly biscuity and with a solid flowery hoppiness; full-bodied and slightly tart; a bit soapy and with a solid bitterness, dry and bitter soapy finish, flowery and biscuity - disappointing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Deep dark brown coloured body with a bit of a cola glow at the bottom and a thinnish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, toffee, light grassy hops and some good coffee. Medium-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour at first dies fairly quickly and shows a lot of malt, some good caramel and sweetness but also a little nutty and earthy quality at the end. Aftertaste shows a great complex flavour with the roasted malt coming together quite nicely with the caramelised sugars and the earthy and herbal hops. Overall, a nice Black IPA with more of the focus on sugars and roasted malt - but it works out well without a ton of hops! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 20-November-2011 for US$3.75 sampled at home in Washington an hour before heading back up to New York on 26-February-2012.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10987) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle I brought to chriso Vintage Tasting. Pours clear, red-brown with a soft, off-white head. Decent roast/pine aroma. Medium sweet flavor, light plastic and pine bitterness, some citrus notes, slight grass, and roast. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with nice roast, lasting pine, dark sugars, dark malts. Lasting burnt sugars. Very decent.


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