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RATINGS: 118   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5451) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 22 oz bomber. Dark black as tar pour with a thick frothy off-white head, nice sticky lacing. Aroma is doughy with hints of chocolate and light whiffs of spruce. Flavor has some marshmallow notes, some faint citrus bitterness, hints of chocolate. Thick sticky mouthfeel - overall excellent. Best I have had from Fort Collins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Draft. Poured black with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt and hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry slick 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
650 mL bottle. Appearance and aroma are fairly typical, although the aroma is perhaps a little mild. The flavour leans a little more to the IPA side than the black side, but it is very smooth and drinkable. A really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice balance of piny hops and roasty malts and molasses. Coffee/roasted malts with piny earthy hops and a hint of unsweetened cocoa in the flavor. Creamy big mouthfeel, sweeter taste fades to bitter finish. Nice balance on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle from Spirits Lacey. Pours out a dark cola color with a thin off white head. Aroma is of pine hops, light citrus, some doughy bread, roast. Taste is full bodied, some baker’s chocolate, nice roast, and a good amount of bitterness that fades slightly as some syrupy sweetness creeps in, on an otherwise bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1732) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2012
Pours black..little head..aroma is malty coffee..taste is chocolate cofee creamy thick mild hopps.. Good n filling

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viking63 (11) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2012
Poured a black/dark brown color with an extremely full head with nice lacing attributes. It’s appearance strongly resembles an imperial stout. Pungent aroma of citrus and a bit of pine. Nice flavors of citrus, roasted malts, coffee, maybe some unsweetened chocolate in there as well. Definately left a tingling sensation on my tongue with some moderately strong bitterness on the palate. This IPA does not disappoint and the strong hoppiness is balance out well by the malts. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1728) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2012
Dark black in the glass with a medium sized dark tan head and a good lacing Aroma is Roasted malts, chocolate and piney/ earthy hops. Taste is more roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and resiny hops. Medium high bitterness. Good balance and a nice black ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2012
Pours pitch black with a substantial cream head. Taste is bitter as hell with a high alcohol taste. Not my favorite at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6155) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery was dark brownish with a fairly nice off white head, aroma brought nice pine and citrusy hops right up front, some roasted coffee and chocolate notes, some caramel and slight charred malts as well. Taste is a nice mix of bitter pine and slight citrus notes going into a fairly standard dark chocolate and coffee middle, finishing fairly bitter, some grassy notes at the end. Pretty good!

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