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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2010
courtesy of mora2000. Clear ruby red color/ tan head. Grassy, pine, mild chocolate aromas. smooth mouthfeel. Nice caramel, floral hop flavors with mild chocolate, medium roast malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Pours a fizzy dark brown - kind of looks like cola - nose of black malt, roast, chocolate and underlying green hoppiness - moderate carbonation in the mouth - starts with moderate chocolate and a fairly strong roasty character, tasting a bit like black coffee - a bit of caramelized sugar and char - strong hoppiness arrives through the middle and lasts long into the finish - the bitterness compliments the roast at first, but becomes astringent by the finish - a moderate acidity develops that amplifies this - decent, but startst to fall apart at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and citrus. Flavor of grapefruit, light pine, caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
bottle, thanks to mora2000, nutty brown amber with hoppy roasty aromas, flavors of roasted nuts, coffee and caramel

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Dark brown appearance with an average size tan head and decent lacing. Resinous, floral hops meet roasted malts touched with coffee in the aroma. On the palate, roasted malts provide the backbone and hops the flavor. Both are evident in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2306) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Brown pour with a red tint and large fluffy tan head. Aroma is a little sugary, toast and molasses. Taste is sharp bitter and flowers. Slight metallic vibe in finish. Chalky palate with sharp carbonation. Interesting but harsh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Pours deep black with nice big lacing off white head. Aroma includes notes of grass, pine, touch of metal, some biscuit. Taste is big pine and resinous hops up front, touch of citrus leading into caramel and biscuit, finishing punishingly bitter with a touch of roast. Very good black IPA, roast and hops meld well together.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Thanks to TIM and Rachel for the bottle. Deep and dark, very metallic smell, subdued hops, a little malt bitterness, easy drinking. Favorite Blueprint brew so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Thanks to djrn for sending me this bottle. The beer pours a medium brown color with a cream-colored head. The aroma is heavy on the roasted malt and chocolate. The beer smells more like a porter than a Black IPA because I don’t get any hops in the nose. There are definitely hops in the flavor. In addition to the chocolate and roasted malt, I get quite a bit of pine-flavored hops. Low bitterness. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A good beer for a good cause.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2661) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 Rerate on 2/12/2010. The aroma was musty, sweatsock, earthy hops. Some roastyness as well, some caramel. The appearance was a slightly translucent black, with a red hue. The flavor is earthy hops, caramel, brown sugar. At the end, some resiny, piney hop bitterness. Medium in body. Not bad, hardly great in this exciting new beer category. Drinkable.


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