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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (3108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
Poured from draft at twisted spoke. Clear orange with foamy head. Crazy taste. Cracked pepper for sure. Honey and Carmel flavors too. Malts and hops are medium. Not bad. Weird beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - APR 20, 2013
Pours amber with a bit of lacing head. Lots of pepper and hops on the nose make for a very interesting scent. The taste is spicy and bitter reminiscent of a rye beer. Overall it finishes a bit weak but is a great beer and I would have lots more

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gizmo_ber (180) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2013
Surprisingly good given that it is full of black pepper. Balanced just right so that the pepper acts as the hop, without overpowering the balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (824) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Beer made with black pepper sounds too interesting not to try. It pours a cloudy medium brown color with a strong scent of malts and black pepper which continues into the taste. It does have a slightly bitter taste. Something new and interesting to try that would go well with a beef meal but not so well by itself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (147) - - JAN 20, 2013
The pepper starts as just a hint of spice jazzing up a plain pale, but it really accumulates and warms up the sinuses. Not at all subtle but weirdly balanced. A tasty drink for winter if you really love pepper. It would be fantastic with a good cut of meat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
this brew was tasty, but no so much that its going to be my ’go to pale’ as the label states. poured a dark beer. was very smooth. good brew. So black pepper is the ’spice’ I don’t see it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MarinEvelyn (585) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 I think somebody spilled the pepper shaker into my beer. Interesting aroma, nice color, and smooth initial taste, but way too much pepper. Don’t think I even finished it.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2012
I get all pepper pretty much, it overpowers everything else. Did not enjoy this but I applaud the attempt

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012
hazed bronze.
herbal pumpkin spice / nutmeg / tree bark.
distinct powderiness of spice rub.
starchy, acerbic texture.
medium-full texture.
sour nuts and photo lab chemical finish.
strongly bitter with a sludgy body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Thanks to GhostFace for this bottle. Cheers, Neal! Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Nose is light caramel, maybe some biscuit, and some McCormick pepper shakers. Flavor starts off with some mild malt, but pepper and more pepper really refuse to let any other aspect come through. Medium in body and not my thing.

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