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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


1.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Thanks Chris! Enjoying in a wine glass. Deep brown amber...pretty hazy. 1 finger head fades fast. Very piney scent. Very chewy taste! Super chewy, petty and hints of oak and brown sugar. Medium body. Incredibly bitter! Too malty, too chewy, too bitter. Lacks balance. Sorry guys.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jnkor (312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Sadly there was almost no aroma, or a better score. Nice dark brown, nice look to it. Small lacing head, caramel. Taste is very sweet, but palate is smooth and light, and kind of watery. A fun mix, but not obeying styles.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (711) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Really good stuff. The aroma smelled like molasses and soy sauce, which was a little off setting. It poured very dark with no light coming through and virtually no head. A well balanced mix of roasted dark malts and a big hop presence. This actually aged fairly well. The palate reminded me of the consistency of low-fat milk. Good job FCB.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Very delicious impy black IPA. Has all the classic moves -- dark chocolate, soft roast, pine and citrus. And it also has a subtle smoky quality that gives it even more depth. Wonderful blend of flavors and aromas. And wonderful balance, with boldness and finesse. Loved it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bomber from Cardinal in Niles. Pours cola black - opaque - with a bit of a foamy tan head. A little lacing. Aroma has chocolate liquour, ashes and some grapes. Taste is of burnt over-roasted malts, a nuttiness, chocolate, sweet caramel and a lot of resin. Quite bitter from the burnt malts and nuts, but with sweetness back. Some alcohol presence. Finishes strongly bitter with some length. Generally not as hoppy as the black ipa blends I have enjoyed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bomber. Dark brown pour with a pretty big sudsy head and hugely hoppy aromas with a little chocolate malt hiding in the background. It’s a resin and citrus hops presence in the nose, but the flavor itself is much more chocolate, with the hops in the background a bit. Kind of a flip-floppy beer that moves back and forth. It’s more like a very hoppy chocolate stout than a black IPA, at least in my opinion. It’s good... But not immortal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
Pretty good black ipa with a stronger malt than I’ve had in previous black ipa’s. The alcohol bite at the end was a little much for what I was looking for.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
budznsudz (461) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Pours dark brown/black with an ample head and thick lacing left behind. The aroma is a blast of hops and dark fruity esters. The taste is fantastically hoppy with just the right amount of toasted grain. This beer is brilliant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Black body with dark tan head. Dark chocolate, spicy and pine hop aromas. medium body. Dank floral, spicy, pine hoppy bitter flavors with a semi sweet chocolate malt base brew--very good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Well, it lives up to its name. Pours a dark deep black color with a nice coffee colored head. Nose is all hops and citrus. Taste is mad bitter with some citrus and subtle notes of chocolate. Finish is long, and hoppy. Nice IPA for hopheads. Quaff Score 7 / 10


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