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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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A haughty black ipa with a bit of pent-up attitude for those "special" days. Our addicting little black IPA using Belgian dark malts and dry-hopped for intense aroma. 7.6% ABV and 85 IBU’s. Release some bottled-up Anger and learn to enjoy life a little.

Grain: Maris Otter, Munich, Crystal 10L, Crystal 60L, British Chocolate, Carafa III, Wheat Malt Hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade Yeast: American-style Ale yeast


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Pours a very dark brown, with medium, creamy head. Aromas of grapefruit and hops. Serious citrus flavors, heavy bitterness. Slight taste of charcoal or ash.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2911) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
A very nice take on what is fast becoming one of my favorite styles. Coffee and chocolate up front, mild bitterness in back. Dark appearance with nice head. Picked this one up in Grand Rapids on my trip to Toronto in 2013.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pure black. Very heavy smokey smell, with incredibly fresh hop notes popping through. Thick tan head.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1247) - Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bottle from Champanes, this ale had a brown-black pour and it gave a one finger tan colored head that recedes to a thin cover and ring, this beer was opaque but I could see fine bubbles climbing the sides of the glass, there was some spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a layer of dark sediment, when first poured, there were aromas of citrus and grass hops, but the hops sort of drifted away a bit, also, there was roasted malt, coffee, faint dry chocolate, and some dark fruit notes, it had flavors of roasted malt, bitter hops, coffee, faint chocolate and some prune date dark fruit but not as sweet, faint malt and molasses sweetness, the finish had some hop bitterness with malt trailing, the mouth feel was nice with a less than medium with some creaminess, it had average carbonation, one of the better Black IPAs I had sampled, I would recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (905) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Aroma. Hoppy with overtones of chocolate. Appearance a cola crown with a tan head. Taste a bitter cholatw taste lOng on the palate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
From a12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cola brown with a beige head. Strong pine aroma. Flavors of spruce with bitterness mellowed by some sweet malt.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1092) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
12 oz bottle, pours a roasty stouty black with chocolate and hops aroma - an interesting opening approach. a tiny bit of alcohol is apparent but not boozy, and the big hops presence is a fun combination with the cocoa. full bodied with a fully bitter and dark chocolate finish - quite a nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
msh4k3 (6) - USA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
12oz bottle served in fluted pint glass. no date on bottle Poured 2 finger mocha head. Dark as night mild carbonation. You get a hint of lemony hops then a bit of malts and grass scent. First sip a bit of front bitterness that gets straightened out by dark malts complex bitterness from chocolate. Not very sappy but a nice little warming backend from a 7.2% beer. I mean wow the palate on this is nice a little carbonation and really creamy. Wow first black IPA pretty good, not what I expected very balance and really nothing to compare to. Its like if a bitter old school west coast IPA and Nice Russian Imperial Stout had a love child. Would drink again!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Dark and thick-looking black pour with a billowing tan head. The smell is intruiging, it is liek a chocolate cherry pie, there are also elements of roast, pine, and citrus. Not hoppy in the smell but wow what a nice malt scent. The flavor brings the hops. The nice thing is they arent overly furity or citrusy they provide backing support but don’t clash with the malt. It leaves the beer a dry, bitter, cocoaey type ipa. Not super sweet, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours black with tan head... some citrus and hop aroma.... caramel, coffee, and hops! Great beer!


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