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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark and beautiful, this is the love child of American hops and German malt. Floral perfume and sultry smokiness blend to make a unique beer that you’ll find hard to quit.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear dark maroon color, tan head. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is lightly bitter coffee. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3740) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Sampled at the brewery. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts and resiny hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more roasted malts, some coffee a touch of perfume and some hoppiness. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Draft. Chocolate malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Chestnut brown with moderate head. Mildly sweet chocolate malt and moderately bitter pine/grapefruit peel flavor. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6449) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Tap. Pours deep red mahogany, medium creamy tan head, huge staying power, great lacing. Aroma is roasty, a hint of chicory, pine, astray, touch of rubber. Flavor follows, light plus sweet and bitter, more roasty than IPA. Bitterness without flavor character, which is a bummer. Medium body, great mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3417) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2015
2015 Knoxville Brewer’s Jam Black pour with a tan head. Roast malt aroma. Roast malt, espresso. Some hop bitterness. Ventures into Stout territory for me.

3.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (5488) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Draft: No aroma. Cola brown, medium tan head, good lacing. Tree bark, charred oak, burned toast, and soil. Medium body, easy carbonation, dry.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonHos (4) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
Very dark brown color, with a brownish head. Roasty aroma, with some bitterness on the mouth. Medium-to-light body. Some burnt popcorn. Slightly under-carbonated.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TheJestersBeer (2371) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
Keg@GABF. Dark brown/black, brown head. Hoppy, roasted aroma, phenolic, burnt popcorn. Dry, light to medium bodied, high bitterness, low CO2. Hoppy, harsh, phenolic taste, spruce, burnt notes. Unbalanced. (2014-10-02)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4782) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pint on tap. Opaque with a lasting creamy film on top. Nose is mild mocha with a hint of citrus zest. Tastes of semi-sweet chocolate, grapefruit, resiny herb, caramel and some coffee on the finish. Almost seems like some wheat in there too. Medium body has medium-high carbonation and an intriguing balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2186) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Hoppy bitter bite but more a chalky bitter bite than something enjoyable. Sweet start but very average. Not super impressed not bad good average beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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