DuClaw Double Black Lightning
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
A category five hurricane of roasted malt precariously balanced by a supercell of American hops, this double American black ale is an unstoppable force of flavor. Tear the top off and hold on tight; Nothing’s more intense than when...Lightning Strikes Twice

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle... Clear, midnight black pour with crimson flashes and a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is a simple intermingling of chocolate and toasted nuts. Full-bodied and silky with gentle carbonation. The flavor mainly consists of caramel malts accompanied by just enough lupulin to balance things out. Finishes malty with subdued, tannic bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5147) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Tap at Arundel Mills. Lost detailed tasting notes and was only able to recover numerical rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Black pour, khaki head. Citrus, chocolate, and fudge. Nice palate, bitter hops, citrus, florals, chocolate and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled: unk Black, same tan foam as the single version. Smells like a more intense of the original obviously, with molasses, graham, some toast, a big dose of cocoa, some more licorice. Good nose, not in line with typical ABA, but it’s nice. Flavor is nice and dark malty, with a solid soily good molasses and cocoa character. There is little to no hop character in here to me. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a wet finish. Good beer, just like the single version, not an ABA by my standards, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5950) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle: Poured a black color ale with a quite large foamy dark brown head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of green bitter hops with light dry roasted malt notes. Taste is also dominated by dry bitter roasted malt with light green bitter hops notes. Body is quiet full with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed with nice grassy/green hops notes but maybe a bit too much astringency in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2829) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, black-brown with a thin tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, cocoa, licorice and very mild grassy hops. Taste of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, earthy hops, molasses, dark cherries and mild piney hops. Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4810) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft. Pours almost black with a fizzy tan head and decent lacing. Tastes a bit like coffee, slightly sweet, medium hops, light body. Low carbonation. Smell like mild coffee and nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Nice roasted malt character, medium to low bitterness, cocoa, hops are mild in flavor, not sure in the age of th ebottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6156) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle shared at thirdeye11’s birthday party. Dark brown to black pour. I get a ton of chocolate in both the flavor and aroma. I also get some nice roasted malt, as well as some nice pine from the hops. A very nice Black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Dark pour with a light tan head. Aroma is light chocolate, grain, and toast. Taste is chocolate, dry roast, and light sappy spice.

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