Franklins The Hop Strikes Black
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A long time ago in a brewery far, far away....

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12439) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Draft, Black body with brown edge, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some orange, light bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, some stickiness, light resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Tap at smoke and Barrel. Pours clear deep cola ruby. Weak mocha head. Nose is savory, hoppy, roasty. Taste is lactic, bitter, dense, vanilla, grapefruit. Palate is bitter, lactic, sharp. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1468) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Draft on 12/31/12. Showed up at the table a deep mahogany color with a smallish khaki head. There was a pleasant aroma of spruce, caramel, soil, pine, dark chocolate, and some bitter roasted black coffee. Went down medium-bodied and a tad sticky. The taste started with some caramel. There was an ample graininess in the middle. The bitter finish included plenty of roasted black coffee and dark chocolate. Earthy. Moderately harsh. I’m not the biggest fan of this style, but this was enjoyable.

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