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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2390) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Pours a four finger khaki head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is grapefruit hops, flavor is same, almost sweet grapefruit hops. Semi-dry finish. Best before Jun 2011. $2.29 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
This is strange one to rate. It was purchased at he Caboose in Ashland. The ale poured a deep black with no head. The ale was thin with some citrus flavors but the roasted malt overwhelms everything. Not sure this is a good blend for IPAs. The finish had some bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 11, 2011
(Bottle (best before 6/11) from Bootleggers) Pours dark brown with a nice, stout khaki head. Aroma of grapefruit juice and some roastiness. Mouthfeel mostly smooth, almost satiny, light prickliness on the tongue. Medium heaviness. Light, webby lacing. Flavor of sweet, citrusy hoppiness over medium coffee roastiness. ABV well-hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
On tap at the Rattle ’N’ Hum. I like black IPAs, this one had an above average mouthfeel, and some orange taste in addition to the cascadian hop. A good bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2011
bottle. pours a light black with a 1 finger tan head. light citrus hop aromas with some dark roasted malt - would like something more aggressive in here over the nose. medium body with a nice balance between the hops and malts. big roast body dominates the mouth with a thin layer of bitterness. light coffee notes with a touch of chocolate. short finish with some sweet nuts on the back with a bit of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1465) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle. Black, clear - not cloudy, but so dark you can barely see through. Light head. Nice malty, roasted with hop aroma. Beer is smooth and thick, but not as creamy as a full porter -- much fuller than an IPA. Good all around for the type.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (1893) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Strong pine and citrus aroma. Dark brown color with a small brown head. Sweet beginning with fresh hop flavor. Bitterness fades in the finish, but hop flavor lingers.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2011
The aroma is like tar (turpentine) with burnt malt, pine hops, and touches of coffee and chocolate lost in the hops. The appearance is brown with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma and while strange it’s not bad. The palate is smooth but thin. Overall an interesting beer that grows on you as you drink it but the aroma is a bit off-putting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Pours a clear crimson cola color with a thin to medium sized beiged tan head. Big coffee and roast, toast. Medium bodied, but light, toast. Nice and subtle. Basic black IPA, decent, but nothing amazing. Long roast and char on the finish, light grapefruit bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Draught at j Clyde. Black pour with tan head and good lacing. Aromas of toasty malt. Thick and well carbonated, the flavor is well-balanced with nice toast, sunflower sees nuttiness, and lingering bitterness.


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