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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2781) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pours a dark cola color with an off-white head. Aroma of hops, pine, and some roasted malt. Good roasted malt flavor with some toffee present and a fine hop finish. Light body, but no flavor is sacrificed. This is a very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Since December everytime my homebrew club gets together one of the guys always brings a bottle of Toxic sludge to share. Dark brown porter-like appearance, sweet flavor and moderate bitterness. Always looking for seconds when this bottle is passed around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle:   Deep cola in color, huge rocky tannish head, nice lacing.   Soft ash and toasted malts on the nose.   Minor hop up front, slightly sweet, a little roasty.   Certainly a lighter IPA, but with some hop flavor without being overly bitter.   Good roasted malt background.   This is pretty good, not heavy or big, but smooth and flavorful.   Moderate body and mouthfeel, but for not being heavy its very smooth.   Faint sweet citrusy hops on the backside, moreso ash and roasted malts with a touch of bitterness.   Its like a sessionable Black IPA.   Thanks BJ for the bottle!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2011 Bottle thanks to Brooha. Pours black. Tan head. Nose and taste of hops, pine, chocolate and malt. Smooth, almost coffee finish. Some tobacco notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours deep reddish brown with malt notes of roasted nuts and toffee. The hops show up towards the end of the palate which once again drives the nuances of roasted nuts and coffee beans.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
A - Pours a deep black color with just a touch of brown with a finger of off-white head. The retention on the head was okay and there was some nice lacing left behind. S - Heavy amount of sweet roasted malt and some nice piney/grassy hops. Touch of toffee and chocolate elements are also blended in. T - Starts off with some sweet roasted carmel malt flavor with hints of grassy hop in the background. Also a bit of sweet brown sugar. Slight bitterness. Through the middle the hops gain some power and there is some very nice bitterness. The finish has a lot of flavors going on including some black licorice, chocolate/coffee taste, and some hop bitterness. M - Medium bodied with moderate to moderate-low amount of carbonation. Smooth and just a bit creamy. Slight dry finish. D - Very drinkable. There is a nice balance here of malt and hop. There is a slight alcohol presence, but nothing that gets in the way of the beer. Overall very smooth and crisp.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1291) - 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 (268) - 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 (8410) - 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 (3357) - 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.


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