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Black, cracked, stuffed in a sack, boiled and cold-infused. Weíve 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 loverís wake-up call, our Knot Stock might just become your go-to pale.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
falco242 (217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2012
Gold pour with a light fluffy head. Aroma is pretty lacking. Pale hops lead to a straight up black pepper flavor. Unique, prob great with steak.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (774) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium brown with some orange highlights and a large (2-3 finger) frothy light tan head that was fully lasting and had excellent sticky sheets of lace. The aroma was of a mild light bread malt, a light spruce hop and a dusty earthy yeast with notes of caramel and pepper. The taste was a little mild with a malty caramel taste at first then progressed into this malty bitter peppery flavor with a mild spicy finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with the spicy pepper taste increasing as time went on. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body with a nice dry texture and a medium carbonation. Overall a well rounded brew with just the right amount of spice, which made this brew quite enjoyable...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (1833) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours a somewhat cloudy copper with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma is mostly black pepper, some caramel malt, citrus hops, light floral and earthy notes. Flavor is again mostly black pepper, some earth spiciness, slightly sweet caramel malt, some earthy and citrus hops. Palate is light bodied with a neutral entry, off dry finish and light to medium carbonation. Not bad, really crazy amount of pepper in this one.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
nbondi (197) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Cloudy yellow-orange with very little head. Black pepper is way evident in the nose. A touch of sweetness tries to sneak in, but black pepper is pretty much all thatís going on. Surprised I didnít sneeze. Lively carbonation, medium body. Taste is mostly mediocre pale ale with slightly spicy clean black pepper finish.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnysmokes (18) - - MAR 4, 2012
Perfect balance between pepper an d pilsner. Fucking good you long winded assholes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
An amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, an interesting green peppercorn, with fruity esters, nice and smooth. In mouth, nice smooth saison-like offering, with nice pepper notes, malty and smooth, a bit of orange pulp. On tap at the Istmus Beer and Cheese, Jan 21 2012.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bookman10 (588) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Maybe I got a bad bottle, but Iím not tasting the pepper that everyone says is so overpowering. This tastes like a run-of-the-mill pilsner as much as anything. Nothing special, really.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhilDBrewer (50) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Pours an amber color with 1/4 in frothy white head. Aroma consists of pine and black pepper. Medium to light bodied. Taste is overwhelmingly black pepper with a bit of toffee and caramel trying to seep through. Black pepper overshadows everything else however and comes off as too much. At the back end, the pepper becomes even more pronounced and lingers. I actually find it difficult to finish an entire bottle of this.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
I agree with others, the pepper taste overwhelms this brew. Medium body, dry finish, not as complex as one might except from this style of beer. Overall, decent, not one of my favorite styles.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Tap at Sugar Momís in Philly Olde City. Little hipster bar hidden in a dark alley. Clear amber with a lasting, off-white head. Muted, herbal nose. Taste is herbal, clean, basil, oregano, mild but welcome cracked black peppercorn. Citrus spice to balance. Not bad at all.


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