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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This black ale is the perfect balance of dark roasted malt and bright hop flavors. With bold and complex flavors at the forefront. this beer retains a remarkable clean finish.


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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nielsedd (75) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours dark cola brown with thin beige head that sticks around. I get almost nothing in the nose. Tastes of roasted malts with a hint of pine. Agree with other ratings that calling this an IA is dumb.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barnoloid (174) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Can. Fairly decent meld of hops and dark smokey chocolate malt. A decent beer. Does what it promises. Not something I would seek out but very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (1095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from 7/11. Poured dark brown with light tan head. Aroma of light roast sweet resin. Light carb med bod. Bitter taste choc

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a dark brown with khaki head. Roasted malt, toffee, a little pine, and some chocolate; follows onto the palate. Finishes with roasted malt. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Can. Light chocolate malt and orange peel aroma. Black-brown with large tan head. Sweet caramel-chocolate and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Decent body. Not bad but straight forward.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6208) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Deep cola colored pour with a small wispy head. Roasted malts and chocolate and just a hint of citrus. Not what Id call a straight black IPA, but who cares, its good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3646) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Can: Pours black with a tall, thick, tan head. Licorice, bitter chocolate aroma. Flavour is lactic chocolate malt, roasty... Not bad, but the lactic sweetness detracts from the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1289) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at Nitty Gritty. Pours a very dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma has lots of chocolate and cocoa. Perhaps faint citrus. Later in the glass, some grapes show through. Taste is sweet cocoa, some caramel, a bit of grapefruit if you squint. Medium bodied. Finishes more sweet than bittersweet, but with some bitterness hanging in for balance. A light porter? Not unpleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonnyMadison (38) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Very dark, but the richness is pleasant and smooth, but punched through with hops. Ate with white peaches -- why was really refreshing!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
[Bottle] Extremely dark pour with a rocky light brown head on top. Aroma is of anise, charred malts, ash and some pine sap. Taste is soundly of anise/licorice. Lighter flavor notes of bitter piney hops, brown sugar, molasses and bitter chocolate. Astringent and grainy finish. Lighter in body. Prickly carbonation. This is a great IPA if you like licorice more than hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Dark red/brown pour w/ a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt and hops. Roasted malt aftertaste. Great lacing.


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