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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Black, cracked, stuffed in a sack, boiled and cold-infused. We’ve braided the assertive presence of hops with the stimulating character of fresh black pepper. Not so much a kick in the shorts as a hop lover’s wake-up call, our Knot Stock might just become your go-to pale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nsanders (1002) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Nearly opaque orange with a thin white head. Strong resinous fruity hops, apricots, black pepper, and bread. Taste is mildly sweet with a peppery bitter flavor. Body is medium with a foamy feel. I like the idea of the black pepper, but they seem to conflict with the choice and strength of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Muddy Brown, Huge Frothy Head, Decent Lacing. Faint Hop Aroma. Slightly Toasted Malt, Just A bit Sweet, Raisins, Some Hops with Peppery Finish. Nice. i’ve had it before and I guess I forgot to review it. Liked it before, Like it now. Enjoyed It. Recommended...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Interesting one here. Clear amber with an off-white head. Nose of cracked black pepper, citrus, caramel malts. Taste is mild black pepper that doesn’t dominate but it rather well integrated. Caramel malt and some citrus hops round it out. Much better than I would have thought by just hearing black pepper beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
On tap at The Old Fashioned in Madison. Comes reddish brown with an average biege head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and spice. Taste is malt, citrus, spice, and caramel. Black pepper adds a twist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (355) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Poured a slightly cloudy amber with a nice frothy head that faded slowly to nice lacing. Aroma was malty with hints of piney hops and black pepper. The taste was very interesting - malty up front and then movement into moderate hops mixed with a light peppery hue. Mouth was decent. Overall, this seemed like an amber/vienna with some souping up with the hops and pepper. Not too bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle @ Greg’s house picked up in the Midwest. Pours a hazy dull reddish orange appearance with a khaki head. Peppery, herbal, straw, spicy aroma. A bit tangy, peppery, somewhat bready, light caramel flavor. Kind of strange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6188) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
From a 3 oz taster served at the Old Fashiioned in Madison WI. Pours a deep amber with a white head. Aroma of malt. Flavors of pepper and light citrus hops. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5775) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Aroma is citrus, wheat/barley malts and a definite spice/black pepper element. The flavor is citrus, malts, strong black pepper and a tangy finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ryborne (53) - - MAY 12, 2013
Super sustaining head with such a presence of pepper in the aroma and pallete. Not too hoppy and gets better as you go but almost a novelty beer that makes your mouth water

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
valpoaj (729) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours a ruddy, particulate filled brown - kind of looks like sewer water - with a puffy light tan head with significant staying power. Aroma is sweet with some spice mixed in - honey, malt, pepper...it works. Flavor is definitely a bit odd - a bit of a roller coaster between sweet malt and bitter hop, with a lot of spice at the end. Ends with a long, bitter finish. Palate seems appropriate for the beer - maybe slightly thin. Interesting drink - just not quite sure what this is supposed to be!

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