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RATINGS: 224   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of resin, pine needles, earthy, peppery. Tastes of light resin, some sweet caramel, tea. Spicy finish. Not as bold as some of their other projects, but enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6178) - 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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Fullers-Gales tasting, thanks to Leighton. It pours very dark brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is treacle, pine, resin and sweet caramel. The taste is pine, resin, treacle, charcoal, liquorice, cola and roasted malt, with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A decent black IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
16oz can shared by blankboy with me and biegaman. Very deep clear ruby, large average off-white head. Dark, oily aroma, wheaty, a little boozy, slightly harsh. Taste - simple bitterness, quite malty but thin. Ehh. Decent, easy to drink, not memorable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6036) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2012
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark ruby colour, almost black, with brief beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and hints of pine needles. Roasted, malty taste with coffee, dark chocolate, some ashes and hints of pine needles and grapefruit in the finish. More than medium body, quite dry. Very nice.

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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5992) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
12/7/10. Draft. Nice mix of roasted notes and piney, catty, almost sour hop aroma. Nice flavor that leans more towards roasty with touches of sour hop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
My can [473ml] shared with HogTownHarry & biegaman. Pours a deep orange-brown with an average size semi-lasting frothy tan head. Aroma of leafy hops, toasted malt and notes of coffee and chocolate. Flavour of toasted malt and leafy hops. Average to medium bodied. Not great, but pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5936) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
In short: A well done Black IPA with a woody and tobacco character. Good beer
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately one month after purchase (so probably fresh). Bottle from j12601, thanks a lot Jay
The look: Clear very dark burgundy topped by a medium beige head with good rentention
In long: The fun hoppy nose is halfway between citrusy and tobacco leafs over a fresh coffee beans. Taste has fresh coffee beans, medium roastiness, wood coal, caramel, dry tree branches, a lot of fresh tobacco leafs, some black liquorice, citrus fruits (mainly bitter grapefruits), some dust, some cacao. After taste adds surprising refreshing tropical fruits in the comeback. Bitterness level is medium. Mild tartness. Some astringency. This is a fine Black IPA that manages to be somewhat refreshing, something that most Black IPAs aren’t. This beer is Blue Point jumping in the Black IPA bandwagon. Blue Point isn’t cool and hip. If Blue Point was cool and hip it would jump in a Black IPA Prius.


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