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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Black Wheat and Dark Crystal Malt add dense color and mild smooth flavors to this intensely hopped Black Ale. This ale has a very drinkable, midlevel alcohol and bitterness that starts with roasted and hoppy aromatic notes and finishes with the dry hop character of the Nugget hop varietal. A Chinook, Crystal, Centennial and Cascade blend is used in our hopjack to provide full flavored background hoppiness.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1430) - Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2012
12 oz. bottle- Pours dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, some coffee and grassy hops. The taste is like a porter with a dry bitterness to it, basically a black IPA. There is nothing to stand this out from any other beers of this style, it is very straightforward yet drinkable, personally I am getting burned out on this style.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown. Pretty malty and not very hopy. Definitely not intense hops like the label says. Id drink again but can think of several bipas Id grab off the shelf first.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rustyham (1711) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Cool Peter color and flavor. Little to no aroma of dark bread. Slight hop bitterness, roasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3089) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pour is a dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is equal parts hoppy and burnt chocolate malt. Flavor is a little less hoppy but the char of dark malt is still there. This is not intensely hopped as the label says. More of a malt presence here.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle @ home. Deep brown/black appearance with a tan head. Somewhat citrusy, piney, lightly resiny hoppy, roasty, charred aroma. Light bodied, wheat, roasty malty, piney, citrusy flavor. Kind of a weird combination of flavors going on.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2012
bottle. cola brown body with a patchy tan head. starchy roast, sweet orange / lime soda, Aquafresh toothpaste and powdered parmesan nose. medium-light body with a watery finish. mild toasted malt, mild chocolate mint and graveling, minerally, chlorine and vitamin yeast (same as in their IPA). that said, not disgusting, just boring and off.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (2995) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Strong aroma is quite hoppy with smoky, yeasty and caramel hints. It pours a dark, barely transparent cola brown with a thick and fine-bubbled light tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Flavor has a hoppy and slightly bitter core plus smoky and grassy notes and hints of malt and unsweet chocolate. Firm-bodied texture has plenty of fizz and sass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1459) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Dark red-brown pour with a dark tan head. Aroma- the hops come at you as you pour the beer. Roasted malt is also present. Taste- the hops is more upfrontbut the roasted malt balances it out nicely. Little sweetness. Nice lacing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2012
It poured a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was pine and floral notes. The taste was roasty malt, some coffee notes, piney hops, and some lingering bitterness. A decent Black IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Opaque dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of pine and ash. Light sweetness with roast and a dry, piney-lemon finish.


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