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RATINGS: 226   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1874) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Nice black IPA. Good thick malt and a high hop flavor that kicks pretty hard. Nice and chewy and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2011
I have to say that this isn’t the most appealing name for a beer ever. It is a brown-red color with an off white foam. Aroma is of mostly roast, chocolate, some light grassy hops. Taste is very similar and would make me say hoppy porter before I said Black IPA, and in this case, this is why I really like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2360) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
On tap at Stagshead, despite the terrible name for this beer I really liked it. pours nice cola color, and tastes of hop bitterness, coffee, oatmeal, malt,grapefruits, and pine. one of better bluepoints

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
22oz bottle thanks to mora2000. Near black pour with a nice creamy head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, pine and resin hops. Grapefruit, chocolate, and roast in the flavor - almost like a hoppy Porter as opposed to a Black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (986) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
As expected this is very black with a tan head. The head left very nice lacing. Roasty malt nose. Big full palate, rich roasty flavor. Malt is nice and balanced. Roast lingers but it’s not overpowering. Very satisfying on all fronts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Pour is darker brown with some amber shining through. Small tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is on the weaker side but with notes of caramel malts, milk chocolate, and grass. Flavor is licorice and pine needles. Weaker body and heavy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1389) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Nice cola color and modest head, on tap at Mad Mex, nice but a little thin, and also mostly bitter hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (4554) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Tap at Proof. Pours a dark ruby with a small frothy light tan head. Floral hop aroma and earthy malt. Medium mouthfeel with a hop bite upfront and citrus and graprfruit flavor. Smooth finish, a very good black IPA from Blue Point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5831) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof Bar - on tap - Pitch black pour, sticky mocha colored head. Fresh, fragrant aroma with some heavy spruce and a hint of mint. Flavor has heavy citrus bitter, hoppy grapefruit notes with a bit of underlying caramel and a touch of oatmeal. Mouthfeel is thick and rich and not too tongue numbing. Pretty decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matmatmat (82) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2011
On cask at the Cask Republic. Deep, dark, opaque black color, with a thin off white head. Malty roasty aroma. Creamy mouth feel with an astringent finish. Flavors are bold and bitter like a light Imperial stout. Smoother than that, and with some IPAesque bitters in there.

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