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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - 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 (452) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1147) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (773) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AllHatDavidson (10) - Davidson, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Pours black with a great head on there. Aroma is hoppy with a degree of carmel. Taste is smoky goodness. The hops were a bit piney.Really enjoyed the balanced flavors and hops. Clean finish and worth a try if you get a chance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Great beer. Nice bitterness and deep malt flavors like sweet chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Firkin at f.w.sullivans on 01/17/2011. Dark black body with a small creamy tan head. Big roast, chocolate, and floral hop aroma. Big roast and chocolate flavor, some floral hops and a dry bitter finish. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drewcnelson (13) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Really nice. Dark with strong citrus notes. Like an extra hoppy porter. Really drinkable with a well balanced high abv%.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2011
A nice mix of styles. Almost a hopped up porter. The piney hops cuts through a nice dark roast. At times you are pulled in two directions. But then a clean finish wraps things up leaving you asking for more.


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