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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
This New American Black Ale, our darkest signature beer, has the malt profile of a Schwartz Beer and the floral characteristics of an IPA. Saturated in hops, this intrepid style offers smooth dark toffee flavor without the roasted bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2012
pours dark brown with tan head and some lace. Aroma is malt, hops. Taste is sweet malts, citrus, lively carbonation, leans more to a porter to me, but good none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1200) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2015
From a 750ml bottle on 27/4/2015 (birthday present courtesy of my wonderful wife). Pours a cloudy dark brown with a medium head. Has a pleasant nose featuring some chocolate malt and light fruity hops. The flavour follows suit, with sweet dark malts (chocolate, caramel), some citrus fruit (orange), and a reasonably firm dash of hops, with just a hint of roastiness in the bitterness. Full bodied with a thick texture and average carbonation. Not the wildest big black IPA out there, but nicely balanced (though ultimately falling on the sweet side) and very cohesive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4802) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
750 ml bottle with a date stamped date of 27 Jan 2014. Pitch black color with some mild lasting head in the snifter. Aroma is burnt coffee bean, dark chocolate and pine hops. Flavor is about the same as the aroma. Body is pretty thick with a charred malt and dark grain finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (504) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Adrian. Color is dark chocolate with tan one finger head. Aromas of caramel coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee chocolate and slightly burnt espresso grounds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
75CL bottle. thanks Adrien. Aroma is nice. bitter, chocolate, oak, really interesting aroma. Taste is pretty good. a little bit of smoke, earthy mulch and tree bark. coats the the tongue. Chocolate, vanilla and some espresso. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Deep opaque brown color, brown head. Aroma of burnt espresso, licorice. Taste is earthy coffee grounds. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (850) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. This was the best offering from this brewery. Earthy, woody, nice balance of hops and roasted malts. Not bad at all. Worth a review.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark black pour, plenty of lasting frothy carbonation and an aroma of dark malt and nice floral hops. Flavor is nice bitter citrusy hops, chocolate malt and peppery aftertaste. Not bad, but not $14/bottle good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malaclemys (421) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Rocket City Brewfest, hazy brown with white head. A: plum, caramel, alcohol, chocolate. T: coffee, chocolate, grain, burnt notes. Alcohol. Medium body with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Sampled at Rocketcity Brewfest. Cloudy brown with thin tan head. Aroma of resinous hops and some roasted malts. Medium body with resinous hop bitterness, roasted malt, and some alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2472) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall. Deep black color. Taste like a schwartzbiet and an iPa. Just about your classic American black ale. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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