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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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13712) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at Chriso FullersGales tasting. Dark brown. Lasting beige. Smokey black ipa alright actually still suffers from some black ipa probs i.e. its a bit thin on the back end. Ok upfront but end fails

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle shared by ryandevilhorns at my beer tasting. Black pour with brown head. This was hoppy and roasty with a nice smooth finish. Pretty good black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (1790) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 28, 2012
On tap at Pinocchio’s. One of the best black IPA’s that I’ve had! Dark as night pour, frothy head. Cocoa aroma. Hops are citrus, sweet cocoa and roast, a touch a milky lactic acid. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Growler. Pours very dark garnet red, clear, with a 2-finger frothy/creamy light brown head. Aromas of cocoa and roasted malt, earthy notes (leaves, bark), some vanilla, coffee, and slightly sweet Tootsie Roll notes. Flavors of bitter roasty malt, sweet caramel, and mocha. Medium carbonation and body, with a dry finish. Easy-drinking; good. [932]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
On cask at Blind Tiger. Pours with a thick black body and tan head that slowly fades. Aromas are bready, malty, chocolate, caramel, roast. Hop aromas are spicy and citrusy. Clean yeast wise. Flavors show a nice balance. Ashy, bitter, roasty bitterness with some hop bitterness, malty and bready. Very dry on the roast notes. Hop notes are of mild, generic citrusy hops and some pine. Light esters and fruit towards the finish. Creamy cask mouthfeel. Well conditioned with a nice mild carbonation, medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1344) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bomber thanks to beerbill, pours dark brown with an amber hue and small khaki head. Aroma molasses, chocolate, roasted malts, and hops. Taste is bitter roasted malts and pine, with citrus, chocolate, and coffee. Bitterness of hops compliments the roasted malts very nicely, very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (709) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Tap @ Tap Room 307 with Erica. Black pour with an oatmeal head that has almost no bubbles and very good retention with opaque, windshield-frost lacing. Aroma is light roasted hops. Palate is dark and a tad roasty but not overwhelmingly so. Pretty balanced and not incredibly dry for the style. Erica is a sexy, sexy marshmallow.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (917) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown-it is kind of sludgy looking- with big pillowy head. Smells sweet, almost like molasses plus a little lemon and maybe some anise and a faint hint at chocolate. More roast in the flavor. Still very sweet with a light dryness coming in at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2529) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Draft at McGreg’s. clear medium brown, ring of creamy tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate malt, brown sugar, bitter citrus. Taste of grapefruit, chocolate malt, more bitter than balanced but a nice creamy body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2192) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Awesome, heavy coffee nose and palate. Nutty. Creamy head, reddish, dark. Same palate as nose, but some grit and nuts in the palate too. On tap at McGregors.


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