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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010

Bottle 650ml.

Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee notes, heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100804]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk. Pours dark brown with a huge off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty and fruity hoppy. Smooth fruity, oranges and mild peachy. Lingering fruity and dark malty into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of spices and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and spices, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of nicolascage. Pours black and opaque with a creamy light brown head leaving laces. Intense and fresh citrus hops in the finish. Medium body, sweetish hard roasted malt, fresh yet somewhat dusty hops in the finish. 141210

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20737) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a huge beige head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles with roasted notes. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles with notes of liquorice. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20321) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2010
Bottled. Deep ambery ruby colour with mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is hops, some liquorice, caramel and some mild toffee and alcohol. Flavour is strongly fruity and floral hops along with liquorice and some mild grassy notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2010
Draft @ Collins Pub, Seattle, WA. Pours a dark brown amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy grapefruit aroma with some hints of caramel. Malty roasted caramel flavor with hoppy bitter grapefruit hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
14th August 2010
Opaque black beer. Good tan head. Light hoppy nose. Semi dry palate, turning softer. Nettley grassy hops dominate lightly roasted dark malt. No bitterness in the dark malt. Finishes semi dry with more grassy hops. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver, 6.9% ABV, bb 12/30/11
Black color, with brownish creamy head. The pungent resiny hop aroma is evident from the moment that the bottle is opened; followed by roasted malts, dark chocolate and some cream. Dry and lean mouthfeel; roasted malt flavor, a bit ashy, with coffee; good but after the aroma some more depth was expected; very strong bitterness, but without special hop qualities, just a lot of resins blending with the bitter roastiness.
Good but not special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle at home ... black ... thin tan head ... big sweet pine hop ... light malt roast nose... rich chocolate malt ... light bitter ... light woody ... big pine ... lime hop ... juicy ....heavy but rich flavours ...


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