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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Roasted malt aromas, soon followed by a waft of citrus hops. Dark red brown appearance. Thick head and thick swatches of lace. The flavor is dryly sweet malts, with a burnt cookie finish. The hops have a citrus that come at the end. The malts have a dual roasted-nutty and sweet-sugary character that balance pretty well. Slick, oily palate with a chalky finish. Overall, it’s rather malt heavy for sure, and works well as a hoppy stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zenwolf (267) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle. Decent brew. A good casue which might temper my review and put me on the generous side. Not a as well realized as i would like to see. Fairly "half done" with a definate lack of complexity. Nice nose with great malt sweetness and roast characteristics. Not as complex or as rich in the mouthfeel as i had hoped.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Deep brown-black pour with a very light dank hop aroma. Lots of cocoa and black roasted malt. Chewy and roasty with a heavy dank hoppiness. Assertively hopped with a nice clean bitterness and some roasted malt character. Chewy and a little bit earthy. It’s quite fragrant with some lingering bitterness. Pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
22oz bottle from jay. thanks man... pours tad darker shade of cola, porter-like, with a fluffy barely beige head that reduces a bit but is still retains... aroma is an intermingling of piney citrus based hops, a light roast, and dusted cocoa... flavors are a continuation of the same with a even keeled hop and roast presence. first sip lended itself to a bit of a metallic note that failed to surface on subsequent sips. carbonation is overly lively which leads to a dryness that quickly kills the flavor. body, itself, is tad thin to boot.. finishes on a nice roasty note.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a DFH tulip glass a dark cola-like brown color with a flufy 2 finger head that slowly settles, leaving sticking lace as it goes down. Vanilla and caramel in the nose with a very slight hoppy character aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with a mix of roast and caramel that then transitions to a hop bitterness that lingers on. I love the fact that this beer is for a good cause but as a beer it is really not that memorable. The hop characteristic is pretty laid back and takes a back seat to the roastedness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavenp (18) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2011
bomber from whole foods bowery. dark pour with tan head. strong on the malt flavors for a black IPA. Hops come in after the fact. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Nice dark (and yes, sludgy) pour, with a thick fluffy head. Sweet toasted malts in the aroma, with deep chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick, a bit oily, with a long dry finish. Taste has a bunch more coffee in it than the nose promised. While I do love coffee brews, it’s not exactly the ticket in a black IPA in some sense, as it tends to cut in on the hop/malt dance underway.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7415) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2011
Darught at Lagerhaus in Palm Harbor, on January 31, 2011
They marked it as 7% ABV
Clear dark brown color, creamy light brown head. Roasted, malty, coffee, citrus taste. Citrus and bitter aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, pretty high bitterness. Citrus and roasted scent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
A dark reddish brown IPA with a thick brown head. In aroma, nice Nelson-Sauvin wild hops,ith grapes, lemons, and light chocolate. In mouth, a nice light chocolate, overlayed with funky hops, cat pee, very nice, rich and smooth. On tap at Oldsmar Tap House, Jan 4 2011.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2011
bottle, from Sam’s Quik stop. Good aroma, sweet, toasty. citrusy, little chocolate. Dark orangy brown color, good head, spotty lace. Bitter flavor. Lite body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. OK, didn’t like the blend of flavor. Malt and hops combo wasn’t doing it for me.


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