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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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1611) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Very solid black IPA. Pours a deep amber, borderline black but light gets throug faintly. Aroma is caramel and citrus. Taste is sweet with muted bitterness. Smokeyness lingers. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6331) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5961) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2352) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Draft at McGreg’s. clear medium brown, ring of creamy tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate malt, brown sugar, bitter citrus. Taste of grapefruit, chocolate malt, more bitter than balanced but a nice creamy body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
On cask at Blind Tiger. Pours with a thick black body and tan head that slowly fades. Aromas are bready, malty, chocolate, caramel, roast. Hop aromas are spicy and citrusy. Clean yeast wise. Flavors show a nice balance. Ashy, bitter, roasty bitterness with some hop bitterness, malty and bready. Very dry on the roast notes. Hop notes are of mild, generic citrusy hops and some pine. Light esters and fruit towards the finish. Creamy cask mouthfeel. Well conditioned with a nice mild carbonation, medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1148) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Deep dark brown coloured body with a bit of a cola glow at the bottom and a thinnish, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, toffee, light grassy hops and some good coffee. Medium-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour at first dies fairly quickly and shows a lot of malt, some good caramel and sweetness but also a little nutty and earthy quality at the end. Aftertaste shows a great complex flavour with the roasted malt coming together quite nicely with the caramelised sugars and the earthy and herbal hops. Overall, a nice Black IPA with more of the focus on sugars and roasted malt - but it works out well without a ton of hops! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 20-November-2011 for US$3.75 sampled at home in Washington an hour before heading back up to New York on 26-February-2012.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2012
11/VIII/2012 bomber bottle @ RBBSG - (2012-904) Thanks to Jeff for sharing the bottle!

Clear cola coloured beer, aery off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet sugary, mocha, alcohol. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, malty, very fruity, hops, some mocha, caramel. Aftertaste: mocha, bit of coffee, grassy hops, some caramel, bitter hoppy dry ending.


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