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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The Painted Black IPA is one of the first examples of this new style to emerge from the South. It combines the dark-as-night color of a stout with a prominent "Northwest" hop aroma — citrusy, piney, and resinous. The body has some sweet malt flavors, with just a hint of roastiness and toasted malt.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1005) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a nearly opaque, dark brown with faint ruby coming through around the edges I the sunlight. Nice, dark tan head with a reddish hue. Lacing coats the inside of the glass. Citrusy, sweet, hoppy nose. No dark malt erected at all. Very complex. Smooth, but gets scrubby on the rear of the tongue. Some anise, coffee, dark bakers chocolate. Quite bitter. Nearly none of the sweetness noted in the aromas. In fact, I can’t think of a beer that differed so much between the nose and the flavor. Quite unique.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8526) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ Fairhope ][ $3 ][ Flared Taster ][ 8.29.14 ]
>> Great tan foam atop cola black with red highlights- tremendous sheets of lace. Nose is savory, meaty, grilled lemon. Taste is up front is clean, bitter, forest floor type of pine, leafs, soil blend. Anesthetic, chemical finish. Best on tap.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3641) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, spicy and earthy hops, raisins, and light fig. Flavor is rich roast and chocolate flavors, coffee, burnt toast, earthy hop bitterness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry, roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2243) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like burnt toast, rich coffee, toasted malt, very good. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet, malty cocoa, light coffee and roasted grains.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1323) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2014
A very nice sweet balanced black malty beer. Fading head dark black. Very impressive. One of the best beers of Alabama. Nice creamy with bitter punch ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b79turner (226) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2014
On tap, thin black pour with a light tan head. Aroma is full of malt and pine, cocoa, very nice! Taste is great, well balanced hoppiness with a nice malt backbone. This one drinks light a light refreshing beer...even though its a very dark colored beer. Great example of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12462) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Draft at the source. Very dark maroon color, thick brown head with nice retention and solid lacing. Nice pine and dark cocoa aroma. Taste is unsweetened cocoa, bitter and floral finish. Very tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1239) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Growler from Liquor Express in Huntsville. The plastic bottle had a little too much adventure, so my sample may be a little off. Pours black, with just a few bubbles, and no head. Resin and citrusy hops, light coffee and chocolate malts. Light malty sweetness up front, with significant bitterness through the finish, and long into the aftertaste. Medium body, oily, and very astringent. Overall, this is a mediocre black IPA. No carbonation, and a relatively unpleasant flavor. Hopefully I can resample this sometime, uncontaminated.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Good black color, with a nice hoppy finish. Smooth approach, with a thin head. Refreshing....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6100) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2013
7/27/13. On tap at the brewery. Rich deep dark brown pour, nearly black, with a nice tan head. The best looking beer we’ve had so far. Dank hop aroma, a touch of hot dog water, a bit of roasted malts. More of a roasted malt character in the flavor, bitter, and a touch chalky, with some lingering citrusy hops. Not bad.


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