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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This beer will surprise you with a big hop flavor and a toasty sweet aroma. Pours black from the chocolate and de-bitterized black rye malts. This ale is medium bodied and is well flavored with hints of toffee, nutty undertones and a dry crisp finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (381) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Aroma: toast, rye, chocolate, toffee Appearance: clear black, brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, rye, toffee, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2628) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Great aroma with tobacco coffee leather smoke. Flavorís similar. Very easy drinking. Would call the style stout tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 6/10/15

Aroma: It has an aroma of sweet, roasted malts and toasted pumpernickel rye bread
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a foamy light brown head and medium lace
Flavor: The flavor is more bread and roast, less sweet than the nose, with a strong bitterness as well
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a smooth, creamy feel, and a medium dry finish
Overall Impression: Iím surprised Iíve never rated this one before. This is a very nice beer. The rye, malty, and bitter flavors all work nicely together. It has a rather nice feel as well. Thereís a lot to like here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsmanigold (107) - Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Pours dark brown with a beige head that dissipates fast. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, citrus and coffee. Taste is a little sweet with hints of dark cholate/coffee and a dry bitter hoppy aftertaste. The roasted and hoppy flavors are off balance. Each flavor wrestles with your tongue to come out on top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Four Points by Sheraton, Boston, MA
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, citrus and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, coffee, citrus and caramel, Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. A clear-looking dark brown beer topped by a dense, finger-thick beige head. The aroma is mostly on the roasted side, but thereís a nice piney hoppyness too.Chocolate, some coffee and soy sauce chimes in. Itís dry and full-bodied, with a nice carbonation level. Roasted malts, some faint burnt notes, coffee, chocolate and a little salty hint in the flavor. Lasting finish with roasted malts and a good dash of bitterness. Quite nice, but I find it hard to recognize the rye. Would have hope for some more of that. 150607

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TH28 (285) - - JUN 6, 2015
12oz bottle. No code date. Appearance: Jet black and opaque, with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma: Roasted coffee, toffee, hint of caramel. Also some resinouse hop notes. Taste: Sweet roasted malt and toffee dominate, a slight peppery rye bite, and strong hop bitterness with hints of resin and pine. Mouthfeel: Medium body with light carbonation. Finish: Roast lingers long past swallow, along with some bitterness. Overall: Drinks like a Black IPA. Aggressive hopping is evident in the aroma and taste, but to me the balance of roast against the hops isnít as balanced as Iíd like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Appearance: basically looks like a stout--near black with half a finger of creamy beige head. Aroma: toasted brown bread, molasses, dark chocolate, toffee, and tobacco. Taste: charred rye bread, dark chocolate, caraway, toffee, a hint of leather, and some earthy and resinous hops. Finish: the hops and roasty notes keep things dry and bracing, with a little lingering chocolate. Notes: Wow this was good. Wouldnít call it a black IPA, canít call it a stout. Specialty grainís as good as anything. Bottle from Total Wine & More in Fairfax, Virginia (Pickett Center).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1535) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Clear, black with a small tan head. Aroma is nutty, hoppy and toasted grains. Taste is hints of toffee, nutty undertones and a dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Dark Brown with sweet spicy roAsty aroma; Flava is complex roasty sweet hint of berry malty and touch of hops and cigar tobacco; feels medium slight fizz; finishes tangy roasty mildly dry

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