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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
While the style is an oxymoron, this ale is an variation of our "Loose Cannon" IPA with an obvious dark note.
Available Jan - March


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
steelhead3686 (254) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours a pitch black with a light caramel head that dissipates quickly. Somewhat hoppy aroma with some chocolate and roast notes. The taste is medium bitter. The palate is a light to medium body with a thin texture, light carbonation and a faint bitter finish. Nothing special about this brew other than it is black as the night. I have had some other black IPAs and they weren’t quite as dark.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2092) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Bottle. Black pour medium tan head with speckle lacing. Smell is roast and resious hops, but perhaps a bit weak. Taste is a mild bitterness (piney), coffee, chocolate, maltiness. Almost more dark than light. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9275) - 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.

3.1
   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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (589) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10068) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.8
   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


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