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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Black pour at hop cat. Very white foamy head. Malty and smooth. Grains and earthy taste. Good shit

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Can Poured into a glass. Dark Brown appearance with a very light brown head that laces a bunch. Smells chocolaty and hoppy. Some coffee in there too. Taste is a little thin. Some light coffee, dark roasted malts, bitter hops. tastes pleasant but a bit bland.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Draft at Slows Bar B Q. Pours near pitch black with a small foamy head that quickly fades. Aroma is light roasted coffee, chocolate, grapefruit, and grassy hops. Tastes decent, nice mix of coffee, chocolate and grapefruit hops. Kinda thin a little watery though. The flavors are not as fresh as they should be. Overall, an ok Black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2400) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Black, opaque, with a sturdy cream-coloured head. Hop, some coffee and then more coffee in the nose, bitter, coffee and dryness in the mouth. Medium-to-full body, carbonated with coffee finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3441) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
Can sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours brown to red with a beige head, aroma of marmalade, peach and hops, flavor is bitter and green with some grapefruit, not sweet, medium bodied

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (3462) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
Can. Black pour with tan head. Dark malts and chocolate with some herbal and grassy hop tones. Aroma is light hops and darker malt tones.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2098) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
16oz can. Pours a deep brown-black color with a finger of off white head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, piney/grassy hops, and a touch of toffee and chocolate. Taste of carmel malt, grassy hops, brown sugar, and slight chocolate/coffee. Also had a weird funky wine like/nail polish remover taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2013
Can shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Slightly transparent dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of piney hops, "green" notes and some roastiness. Bitter favor with hops, piney and a bit citric, some roastiness and a bit of coffee. Medium-bodied. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
Pounder->shaker. Pours a deep brown with foamy white head. Aroma: hops over caramel malt. Taste: chocolate malt with hop bite. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 11, 2013
On tap. Pours an opaque black with a dense foamy coffe colored head. Bright aroma of hops, coffee notes. Very full body, slight carbonation makes for broad & smooth feel. Wonderfully balanced initial salty mellows to sweet with a smooth finish. Really nice take on an IPA.


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