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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2509) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
16oz can. Nice large off-white head of fine and dense bubbels. Light milk chocoalte, roasted grains, a hint of ginger and some light piney hops. Color is a dark brown with a touch of red. Moderate malty body with some toasted bread, light chocolate malts, licorice and some floral and herbal flavors. Moderate bitterness but melds very well with the malt body and other flavors. Extreamly easy drinking and goes down welcomingly. My only gripe is that I don’t have any more. I could drink this stuff every day. So smooth and delicious. Yummy!!

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1017) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Aroma - the aroma isn’t overly present. Sort of disappointing. What I did discern was hops of course, dark malts, and a little roast. Appearance - appearance is jet black, with a thin white head that dissipates and turn into a halo. The beer also has a lacing that follows down the glass. Taste - the taste has rich dark malts, and well balanced hops. Palate - the feel is medium in body, ranging from creamy to slick in feel. The finish is nicely bitter, not over the top.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a deep mahogany with a light creamy head (drank in Dogfish IPA glass). Strong floral notes dominate the initial nose but fade to roasty maltiness. Drinks like a medium-hopped IPA with a hint of sweet caramel. Not bad but it seems a bit out of balance to me. The bitterness lingers on the palate and it finishes with a crisp hit of citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
(can - 16 oz) Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Mild hop and chocolate aroma. Bitter hop flavor with a lightly roasted followup. Smooth finish with a very lightly bitter aftertaste. A bit of chocolate and roasted malt at the tail end.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (4114) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
From can. Mild hop aroma, grainy with light herbal notes. Some hop funk, dank nutty undertones. Dark coppery amber clear with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately sweet with caramel, mild oxidation notes, cherry wood. Tons of hop flavor and bitterness, with light funky-dank hop oils. Finish is nutty with muted bitterness, light carbonic tang. Smooth after.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Can. Pours a murky dark brown that allow a little bit of highlighting an supports a decent tan head. Aromas are weakly grainy with a little bit of darkness and a touch of floral hops. Flavor is fair enough, but the hops presence is mostly just bitterness... not a great direction to blast the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Disappointing. It’s a pretty beer, a dark ruby that looks black from afar. It’s the fact that there’s more of a corn flavor than hops that makes this disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
From a Can.The pour is a clear brown with a white head.The beer has a roasty and bitter hop taste.The texture is slick with a bitter aftertaste.Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16423) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
Can at Percy Street BBQ, PHL, 29/11/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering that reduces to edgework. Nose is dank hops, light tropicals, grapefruit, earthy cocoa, pine. Taste comprises light roast, cocoa powder, light metallic tang, hint of pine, grapefruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with subtle hop bitterness. OK CDA but pretty middle of the road for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2875) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Dark Brown/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing S: Mildly Roasted Chocolate Malts T: Piney, Roasted Chocolate Malts M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Sticky Overall, I didnt have high expectations for this beer but it actually isnt bad, not over bearing on the malts or the hops, nice balance.


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