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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by umr_urgefan over at stlhops.com. Thanks again, Paul! Pours a somewhat cloudy dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of piney hops, citrus, chocolate malts, earth, and caramel. Great smell. Flavor of pine resin, caramel, orange citrus, toasted malts, and earth. Lingering hop bitterness. Medium-bodied, with a good amount of carbonation and a bitter, earthy mouthfeel. Really nice black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2010
black with white head. citrusy and floral hop nose. firm bitterness before the aforementioned hop flavor being strong but not overwhelming, some mild chocolate notes, but very little sweetness. tastes like an ipa, little character that the color would indicate, much less malt character than an indian brown

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2895) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle Pours out a dark brown topped with a tall tan head. Aroma was of piney hops, roast malts, and floral notes. Taste was a very good balance between the huge hop selection and the sweet malts. They did a very nice job rounding this one out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Pours deep brown with off white head, aroma is strange with some piny hops mixed with chocolate and coffee. Taste is very similar, with big spice and pine hops leading into chocolate and coffee, at first didn’t seem like a good combination but really mixes well and shines. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2769) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a medium mocha head, with attractive lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 35-37), apparently clear body.....nose is heavy pine, light citrus, hints of coffee, chocolate......taste is light toffee/caramel, then pine, citrus with a lingering hop/roasted malt bitterness.....mouth feel is medium, carbonation makes for a creamy sensation. This is a well balanced and somewhat different beer. The hops are definitely present, but the malts do not let them dominate. A well done beer. BJCP 7/3/15/5/7.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2010
22oz Bomber. Dark brown pour, creamy white head and a slightly fruity hop aroma. Flavor slightly some smoky malts, crisp dry hops, herbs and bready bitterness on the finish. Solid beer, and decently priced at $5/bomber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Dark, but not quite black. Good, deep tan head. Aroma is tons of fresh hops. In the taste, the dark malty flavors seem to hit, followed by the taste of hops with some bitterness and finally followed by coffee flavors that linger throughout the finish, with bitterness coming back again. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours solid black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of floral, citrus and piney hops, roast malt. Taste has a great balance between hops- floral and pine again and dark burnt malt. Medium body, soft carbonation. Lingering resin and burnt bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
[2992-20100627] Tap. Toasted celery grain aroma has "leafy hops" notes. Dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head and some lacing. Bitter leafy roasted flavour has mild smoked hops. Full body is a little thinned. Woah, that is different, great unique profile!
(@ brewpub, Portland, OR)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Burnt, rather scorched, malt complex that unnecessarily dominates what could be a really great drink. Very dry and bitter roasted body with dark chocolate notes and some subtle coffee bean. Pine and some intermittent citrus. A bit thin but overall quite enjoyable.

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