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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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While the style is an oxymoron, this ale is an variation of our "Loose Cannon" IPA with an obvious dark note.
Available Jan - March

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
355mL. Pours clear brown to deep amber looking deep cola in the snifter with a larger, tan head. Good retention and smaller lace. Nose is cola, rum soaked cherries, sweet citrus, sweet raisins. Taste is quite sweet, chocolate covered raisins. Not a lot of resinous character and really not all the hoppy. Tastes more like a decent, normal porter. Palate is thinner, tangy, a bit dry with small chalk and ash. A bit suddy in the finish. I don’t think this quite counts as Black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Black Cannon
Date: March 31, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, layers of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted and citrus aroma, sheets of lace
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of citrus, caramel sweetness, bitter dark chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells spicy with some resiny undertones. Tastes of dark chocolate, resiny, some spicy elements with a velvety mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (581) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours porter-black, pretty decent off-white head. Slight lacing. Nose is like a combination of juicy hops and mildly-burnt hops; piney, nice citrus presence. Tastes like a particularly hoppy porter: burnt malt notes, slight coffee presence, hints of sharp hop bitterness. Pretty drinkable, if unspectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of my brother Justin. Thanks! Black appearance with a creamy, light brown head. Moderately piney, resiny, mild roasty malty aroma. Nice chocolate, roasty malty backbone with a organic, very light citrusy, piney flavor. Solid beer but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to ryan) clear rich ruby/brown with a ring of fine tan bubbles. Nose of coffee, cream, oats and orange. Taste of orange, smooth chocolate, oats, creamy body and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Dark brown with a creamy brown slowly fading topper and flare lacing. Aroma is dark and malty with a nice hoppy backbone. Citrus, some pine along with mildly roasted malt and caramel. Taste is dark and hoppy but not up to snuff. Caramel, citrus, light chocolate and mild alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2011
This beer is absolutly delicious. Very strong hop aroma with a very strong hop taste. This is the Dark version of Heavy Seas Loose cannon.I highly reccomend both

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1199) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2011
Not a bad beer, just that it tastes like they took their loose cannon ipa and mixed in a porter. No real thought behind it, just that they figured the black ipa was a big seller right now and made the closest thing they could.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1005) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Pint from Frisco Grille. Thought I had missed this beer but luckily Frisco had it on tap again. Very dark brown with white head, Citrus aroma. Malty flavor with some smokey notes. Citrus hop finish but not overpowering bitterness. Very nice brew.

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