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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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Draft @ Eli Cannon’s, Middletown, CT. Served in a pint glass, this brew has a dark brown, almost black body with a fizzling brown head that laces nicely throughout the pint. This medium bodied Black IPA has a strong, but not abrasive, pine flavor from the hops and a pleasant toasted nut flavor from the roasted malts. Not too heavy and also well balanced, this beer also leaves a numbing, almost menthol like effect after each sip. Personally, this is one of my favorite Blue Points brews I’ve tried.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2524) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2011
The black IPA pours dark chestnut black with a huge creamy light tan head. With three months on the bottle it lost some hops, but there was some there left with some light sweetness. It tastes great with creamy light roasty malts that settle with pure subtle but bitter hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5378) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof Bar - on tap - Pitch black pour, sticky mocha colored head. Fresh, fragrant aroma with some heavy spruce and a hint of mint. Flavor has heavy citrus bitter, hoppy grapefruit notes with a bit of underlying caramel and a touch of oatmeal. Mouthfeel is thick and rich and not too tongue numbing. Pretty decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (923) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Nice black IPA. Good thick malt and a high hop flavor that kicks pretty hard. Nice and chewy and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4239) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2011
This poured a very dark brown color with a smaller beige head. Aroma was lots if citrus and herbal hops, and medium roasted malt. Flavor was hops forward, the roastedness give it some balance from being a straigh ipa. I really like the hop profile in this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5213) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
Draft at abraxas. Black with half inch of thick rocky head. Bright, fun, inviting aroma! C-hop and syrupy malt the the background. Full bodied but the fear of chewiness evaporates on first sip. The lingering toasted black barley is really nice. Espresso bean but no bitterness. Straightforward and healthy. Wish it wasnt quite so strong, it feels like a siZpper but tastes like a quaffer. Got a nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3735) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Can. Very dark brown pour with ring of khaki head. Black ipa with lots of ’c’ hops. Earthyness, and deep hop profile. But honestly, this beer name is just awesome. You might even mistake the can for a Four Loko, but this is pretty good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Can. Pours a dark brown color with a big frothy beige head. Nose is light resiny hops, dark roasty malts, some grassy notes and a light dryness. Palate is big and chewy with a light crispness. Flavors of grassy and resiny hops, some dark fruits, roast malts and some chalkiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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