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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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The Black Tartan IPA is brewed with with 5 different malted barleys, including a debittered black and black wheat barley. It’s black like a stout, with aromas and hoppiness like an IPA. 7.6% ABV 85 IBU’s.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
pours a jet black with a medium size tan head, and very good lacing. smell is of hops, dark malt, a little caramel, and some citrus. taste is dry, bakers chocolate, hops, malt, and a touch of espresso. ends dry and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Well put together cda. Black and thick like imperial porter. The head fades quickly though. A hint of chocolate and roasted hazelnut nose. Roasted, heavy malts dominate the palate. Some hops shine through on the finish, but this drinks more like porter than cda/bipa.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves a thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted malts and some woodsy hops. Taste is light malty sweetness with a roasted malt bitterness and a woody hop bitterness to round things out. This is a nice refreshing dark ale which had a medium body and moderate carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2011
In short: A roasted and piney exemplary Black IPA. Typical but very well made example of the style
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh, approximately 2 months after purchase. Bottle from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Black body topped by a small dark beige head
In long: Nose is cold black coffee, dank piney hops, roast, some chocolate. Taste is roasted, burnt toasts and a sip of cold black coffee, nice light chocolate notes, blackberry jam, a good amount of piney hops with light citrusy notes. Bitterness level is medium. Overall this is a by-the-book archetypical Black IPA, if you love the style you will love this beer but if you don’t love the style you will not find anything that will make you change your mind here. Very nice beer. And the if the Surgeon General thinks his warnings on beer bottles will prevent me from drinking large quantities of quality beer is almost as delusional as the dude who decided on the recommended serving sizes printed on the back of large potato chips bags.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Thanks to someone for sharing this at the May Freetail bottle release. The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is what I expected. I get some medium roasted malt and a little bit of chocolate, as well as a big dose of pine from the hops. The flavor follows suit. The pine from the hops goes fairly well with the bitter roasted malt and light chocolate. The bitterness from the hops and malts make the beer fairly bitter overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Mostly black with a thin, tan head. Soft and smooth texture, but only a mild carbonation. Sweet and classic CDA nose. Rich debittered dark malt flavors were really nice. Notes of sugary tar and woodsy chocolate. Healthy amount of hops, especially as they built over time. Mostly grass and pine. On the sweet side, but flavorful nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11509) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours quite black with garnet glints along the edges. Creamy/fizzy 3 finger dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate and hop. Med body. Flavor? Chocolate. More chocolate. Smooth toasted malt. More chocolate. Oh, yes, there’s bitter all along. Not strongly bitter, but way more bitter that malt. The near burnt malt backbone may help with the bitter. What kind of hop? Duh! Bitter! Damn tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
Harmon Brewing Company--Black Tartan IPA--Five Different Malted Barleys Brewed To Make A Stout Hoppy Like An IPA--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV. 80 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) CDA--Cascadian Dark Ale? Thick pour. Lacy rocky 1/2"" espresso head thins quickly. Dark bronze red pour turns opaque dark black color. Rich roasted chocolate espresso hoppy Stout front. Creamy cloying mellow sweet thick burnt not bitter dark chocolate malt flavor. Smooth mild sweet creamy textured Stout body. Smooth slightly crusty mild hop spice end. Very hoppy Stout. Tough to classify as an IPA due to overpowering Stout flavors. Sampled 3/28/2011. Purchased for $5.50 at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 3/17/2011.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Draft at ncbc. Pours jet black with a widdle biddy sudsy tan head that runs away in terror after you take a sip or two. Mild toasty roasty piney nose. Creamy medium body with probably a little less carbonation than ya might really like in a beer like this--its clear enough they put in the hard yards hauling the grain bags and hop bags downfield. But theyre denied in the red zone if they dont have the carbonation to keep the flavors as explosive as they could possibly be. Still, theres roasty toasty black bread malty goodness aplenty here, and nice pine and grapefruit hop complements for them. Theyve almost completed the roster. The flavor profile is a solid effort to be sure, and with bubbles would likely go from average to pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle:   I had a lot more written up until my PC crashed, so let me just say this. Pours like a stout, looks like a stout, and somewhat smells like a stout.   However, tastes like a very roasty IPA.   Well balanced, nice sweetness to balance out the hop aspect.   Very smooth on the tongue.   Rich roasted malts, dark chocolate, hops, lactose, and some minor charred wood linger.   Better than expected!



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