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RATINGS: 119   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5847) - 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 (1438) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1394) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pours black with an off white head and aroma of biting grapefruit and pine. Taste is very hoppy, of grapefruit, pine, roasted malt, and alcohol with a long, massive bitter finish. Lot of hop flavor in this black IPA, very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Black pour. Sticky tan head. Hoppy and Sort of oily. Chocolate and nutty flavor. Good stuff

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Bomber shared by Butters at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized frothy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and raisin. The taste is chocolate, raisin, bitter pine and resin hops, candied fruits. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. More like a hoppy Brown than a Black IPA, but still really good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Weak cola smell. Cola brown, medium yellow head. Tangy char on the front end. Bitter on the back, perhaps pine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tia (925) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ 18th RG. Very dark with minimal head. Smells like biscotti with a bit of roast. Tastes sweet then roasty then a really delayed bitter. Sweet and bitter both follow through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Sampled at the at 18th Richmond gathering. Side by side with the wheat and the belgian. This was my favorite. Great dark brown pour with thin layer of brown head and sudsy lacing. Piney and woodsy hop profile is surprisingly more exemplified on the flavor than the aroma. I really don’t get much balance for roast or malt, but its still pretty good. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papaganu (5) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - JUN 9, 2012 does not count
Draft poured at Fishales in Panama City, FL. Clear, black with a small frothy brown head and excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt and hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry oily texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good complex beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1166) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Inky dark brew with tan head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops blended with roasted grain and coffee. Interesting. Taste follows aroma, but with an emphasis on the IPA elements. At times the bitter hops and the roasted grains really seem to clash, at other times it seems very interesting. Interesting indeed, I doubt I’d buy again.


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