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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Can an IPA be black? Semantics aside, this noir version has subtle coffee undertones born of a blend of oats with dark, Munich and crystal malts. What emerges is something deeper, less orthodox, and all its own. After 22 trial runs in our Bend and Portland pubs, we got it right.
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Chocolate Wheat, Black Barley, Flaked Oats, Toasted Oats
Hops: Northern Brewer, Nugget, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, Citra


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9836) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a big and lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 170113

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle, 6.9%. Almost black with medium light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, hops, little citrus and a little coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, hops, citrus, little grapefruit, pine, little sweet and quite bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13455) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle. Nice beige head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, hops, coffee, pine, chocolate and citrus. Nice dry and long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (107) - - NOV 25, 2012
Pours dark dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of pine and citrus, roasted malt, and caramel. Taste of roasted malt (coffee, chocolate, caramel), grapefruit, orange, earthy, bitterness. Great CDA. Roasty malts over juicy hoppy IPA, but not in a discordant way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of pine and tobacco. Flavors of pine and grapefruit with a bit of eucalyptus, roasted malts, and dark fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2012
My bottle is older it says BEST AFTER : 06/26/10 1029 G, Pours dark dark.. brown in color nice tan brown head that fades into nice brown tan lacing, smells of fruits malty roasty and some piney hops. Taste is piney and a little fruit like, also get chocolate and dark malt taste, slight bitter hop finish, very lite carbonation. Not perfect may be too old?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
22 oz. bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. . Big thanks to Matt (mfavoino) for sending this my way. Best by date of 9-21-2012. A: Pours a dark black color with a huge layer of tan foam forming on the pour. The head has amazing retention and leaves some nice sticky webbings of lace. S: Bursts of citrus, bitter pine and roasted malts all mingle together. Slight hints of chocolate mix with a nice malty sweetness as well. T: More bitter roasted malts with the hops peaking up mid palate. Citrus zest, some orange peel and slight green pine. The finish is clean, but then some sweet chocolate notes and slight roasted malts creep back up on the very back end. M: Medium bodied with a nice medium-high carbonation. The finish is nice and roasty. O: Great beer. We’re heading down towards the "best by date" so I’m not sure if the hops would have been more vibrant a few months ago. I might have liked it a tad more then. Either way I wouldn’t hesitate to have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-07-2012

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffs515 (123) - Ogden, Utah, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Aroma is an amazing Carmely sweet citrus hops. Pours a dark brown with thick creamy tan head that stays thought the entire drink leaving a really thick lacing. Taste is very creamy malty at first but it is definitely an ipa with all of the floral hops citrus and a little pine with a coffee after taste. Overall this is a really great thick beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2012
Thx. to Travlr for this one. 66 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG. Pours dark brown with a mocha head. Fruity nose with light berries blended with semi-dominating roasted malts, stronger coffee, hops are coming through lighter. Taste is thicker roasted malts, some lighter mocha and coffee sweetness, caramel, hops are not terribly strong, coming through lighter in the end, bit floral hops. m/m body, not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Black in colour with brown head. Coffee flavour, bitter, nice black IPA. On tap at JL Beers Grand Forks.


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