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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle shared by ryandevilhorns at my beer tasting. Black pour with brown head. This was hoppy and roasty with a nice smooth finish. Pretty good black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Growler. Pours very dark garnet red, clear, with a 2-finger frothy/creamy light brown head. Aromas of cocoa and roasted malt, earthy notes (leaves, bark), some vanilla, coffee, and slightly sweet Tootsie Roll notes. Flavors of bitter roasty malt, sweet caramel, and mocha. Medium carbonation and body, with a dry finish. Easy-drinking; good. [932]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1090) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Pint can: Aroma is big hops up front with spicy grapefruit note to it. Pours a clear blackish/ amber with a very thick off white head that lingers. Taste has got a nice hop texture with the candied texture I don’t like in some hops. Some light malt texture with some caramel malt notes. Palate is medium to high carbonation with a lingering hop note in the aftertaste. Overall, Pretty good. Cheers!

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2011
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury Md-Dark brown pour w/a moderate head. Burnt malt aroma. Started out w/a little bit of a stout flavor, some roasted malt/caramel, but that was soon overwelmed by a very bitter hop flavor. These two flavors just did not blend well for me, gave it a burnt malt flavor which I just didn’t enjoy. I enjoy a nice balanced IPA, even a Black IPA; this isn’t it. Long bitter, burnt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1082) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
On tap at Cloverleaf. The Black IPA phenomenom continues. Pours a dark amber brown color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of caramel, roast, and citrus. Has a sweet smoky taste with a decent hop hit. Has a medium mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Very deep and dark red hue with thick white lacing. Medium coffee nose that is pretty straight forward. The palate also has a nice creamy coffee aspect to it with a nice cascadian hop finish. Not as full bodied as other black IPAs. Almost a little bit to easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown-it is kind of sludgy looking- with big pillowy head. Smells sweet, almost like molasses plus a little lemon and maybe some anise and a faint hint at chocolate. More roast in the flavor. Still very sweet with a light dryness coming in at the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (979) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Dark brown to black, medium beige head dissipated quickly. Nose was kind of weak - dark malt, stale coffee, cola. Flavor profile is predominantly bitter hops and malt. Hints of burnt coffee, licorice, pine. The black IPA style is new to me and I found the combination of flavors not too enjoyable. I think a touch more malty sweetness, the backbone of many high IBU IPA’s, would have been a good thing. The roasted flavors riding on so many hops produced a burnt, unbalanced palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
As expected this is very black with a tan head. The head left very nice lacing. Roasty malt nose. Big full palate, rich roasty flavor. Malt is nice and balanced. Roast lingers but it’s not overpowering. Very satisfying on all fronts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (887) - Friona, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Pours dark copper/amber with a frothy head. Aromas caramel, pine, citrus hops, light roasted malt and grass. Flavors citrusy, grassy, light caramel and some light roasted malt undertones. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Pretty decent. 16oz can.


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