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RATINGS: 279   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


hfmejias' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (703) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark deep brown, medium head and decent lacing. Aroma is a nice combination of malts and hops. Taste has a nice bitterness to it but it is well balanced with the sweetness of the malt. Not bad, nice and enjoyable.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1592) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown to black with one finger of tan head. Aroma is hoppy citrus. Some roastiness. Flavor follows with Avery balanced bitterness and roastiness. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (664) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Passable bipa. Dark brown pour. Little hops in aroma and taste. More roasted malts and a touch of tart. Thinner mouthfeel. Nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (383) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is hoppy citrus with some dark malts. Flavor is hoppy with balanced roasted malts. Not too hoppy. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enwiebe (122) - - JUL 28, 2014
7/27/24. Bottle. Pours reddish black with a big mocha head and lacing. Only mild hop nose and the body dominates by cherry coffee and chocolate notes. As others have notes much more like a thin stout than a BIPA. Perhaps it's been on the store shelf too long ann the hops faded. Isn't it a winter offering? That being said it aged well into something new. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sleipchack (2) - - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Pours a rich black with a lasting tan head. An ok malty flavor with a touch of cherry. Nothing "IPA" about this beer though. It tastes and drinks like a stout, with only the slightest hint of hop taste... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (42) - - JUN 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Dark roasty aroma and cherries. Rich chocolate, dark coffee well balanced against mild bitterness. Smooth and lingering palate.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (295) - - JUN 6, 2014
Opaque, dense lace, Medium body, intense flavor, silky texture, balanced, long palate. Bitter, dry but not puckering, good acidity. Intense expresso flavor. Very enjoyable, no faults but not very original. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NeoHippie2 (977) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Black pour with a tan head. Hoppy and roasty aromas. Flavor is like a dry hoppy stout. Black IPAs like this remind me of why I’m not a big fan of Black IPAs. Tolerable but I wouldn’t drink it again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robgibbens (408) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Black Cannon pours, well, black. The short tan head leaves nice lacing. The dark roasted malts are apparent with blackberries and cherry present in the aroma. The flavor is not overly bitter. The darker malts balance out the hops. Finish is clean and smooth. Very nice complement to Loose Cannon.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1931) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Recvd in trade. The appearance was a jet black color with a two finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute, somewhat soapy clingy lacing kinda all over the place, but still looks good for the most part. The smell had roasted coffee bean with a mild light chocolate trying coat some citrus scents, slightly earthy fruitiness as well. The taste is sweet and bitter at different times not exactly combined but a decent hop bite aftertaste with a super nice dry bitter coffee finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability to it. Carbonation is good for the style and for me indicating a decent smoothness about it nothing too harsh and nothing off putting. Overall, not bad, glad I tried it, would I have this again, maybe if offered, but I probably wouldn’t seek it out as in my opinion, there are better American Black Ales on the market than this.


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