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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Know Your Brewer- Join us as we release Imperial Black IPA, the first of our Incredible Hop Series and kick off the Know Your Brewer series. Know Your Brewer will take place at each Incredible Hop release. It’s your opportunity to meet the masterminds behind these brews and ask all those questions you’ve been dying to ask- or maybe you just want an autograph and a picture.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7172) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bomber thanks to Sledutah. Pours a totally black hue with a medium creamy light brown head. The aroma is mostly a light roast and citrus hops. The flavor is a nice mix of coffee, roast and chocolate and bitter and fruity hops. Well done, pretty harmonious. Lingering bitterness. A nice soft palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4625) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2011
22 oz bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a super dark black body underneath a large dark beige foamy head. Aroma of cirus, burnt pudding, alcohol, deeply burnt toast. Palate has a good dose of alochol detectable throughout along with a medium to full body and a bitter aftertaste that doesn’t come on until after you swallow but lingers nicely. Flavor is slightly better then the aroma with lots of burnt notes along with sharp bitter citrus that melds together nicely. Solid stuff here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atom (1749) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2011
12oz bottle pours dark black/brown with a large tan head. Aroma is very piney, floral, and citrus with dark malts. Piney bitterness really bangs heads with the bitter dark malts here right away mellowing in some earthy coffee chocolate flavors with a bitterness riding to the end. Not bad, but not my favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Piney hops upfront with black strap molasses, very resinous. Pours black with no head. Very hoppy, pine resin with a very earthy dry bitterness with bitter dark malts with molasses notes, sharp bitterness, finishes sticky and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
dark brown, thin large-bubbled tan head. Piney, doughy, bit hot, faint sugar left over. Flavor similar, more lasting bitterness, light oily pine. Would like more roasted malt and less sweetness through nose.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. This is very well balanced- a nice citrus and piny hop forwardness that fights its way through a robust roasty backbone. A battle of coffee and chocolate roast versus bittersweet citrus and piny hops. A big body that actually seems to be more hoppy at the front, leaving a dry roast at the finish. Is this really 10%? Delicious and fairly priced!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. The pour is a near black, looking jet black in the glass, with a thick, coffee head. Nice retention. Aroma is olives, meat, strawberry, cheesy hops. Odd combo. Taste is a hazelnut, bitter, nutty hops, coffee, cocoa, light alcohol spice. Palate is oily, bitter, drying. Fairly thick and viscous. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Nice chocolate and roast nose with a solid shot of citrus. The taste is a but sweet, moderately bitter, lots of roast, lots of chocolate, some molasses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle shared by BeerandBlues2: Pours an oily opaque black with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a big fresh piny hoppy nose with some good mild dark malty sweetness. Starts with good malty fullness and light sweetness with lots of citrus and piny hop flavor before a lingering resiny bittersweet finish. Has lots of good hop character and malty balance throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is hoppy - pine and citrus - with notes of chocolate. Dark roasted malt with tons of hops. Very piny with a heavy bitter finish.


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