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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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RevBFG's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RevBFG (70) - - MAY 5, 2014
On draft at Yard House. Pours a dense black. Aroma is hops and malt. Taste comes in the opposite order -- malt comes first with a long, strong hoppy finish. Comparable to the Wookie Jack, though not quite as good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2015
Bomber and a major gusher, half of it just fountained on the table. De couleur brune foncée, col crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme est malté, grillé, léger houblonné rappelant de belles notes d’agrumes. Palais est malté, houblonné en retrait, agrumes, pointe de levure ressortant plus. Chocolaté sur la fin avec une note herbacée des houblons. Semble à la limite de l’infection mais sans vraiment l’être. Le tout semble juste un peu ’off’. Amertume apparait comme un peu trop discrète au profit des malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3861) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2015
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a puffy tan head. Chocolate, coffee and some floral hops underneath. Good malt character. Flavor is bitter hops at the start with a bitter coffee and burnt malt backbone. Floral and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (312) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Dark brown, almost black, with minimal light beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and pine. Nice medium body. Solid black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemike (2546) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with about 1’’ of mocha colored head and decent lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, citrus, maybe a hint of pine. Taste is a combination of roasted malt and bitter citrus with the bitterness lingering a little after the finish. Medium bodied and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5442) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Roma is sweet dried fruit and light citrus notes. Flavor is. Sweet dried fruit, citrus, and a touch of roasted malt. A medium bitter finish. A complex beer with a lot of flavor. Medium body with good carbonation. Sweet start semi sweet finish. ok by me

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (1389) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is citrus with some coffee bourbon aroma. The taste is bitter with a grapefruit flavor that finishes in coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4437) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Nutty nose. Flavors of burnt toast and citrus rind. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (370) - - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a dark brown (cola color) with light brown head. Nose of citrus and roasted malt. Taste is similar - some hops up front, with a fair amount of roasted malt on the back end and lingering bitterness. It's good - but well short of great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1330) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours black with a thin khaki head. The aromas are roasted malts, citrus. The mouthfeel is dry, roasty and bitter with a heavy body and good carbonation. Well crafted! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
undsioux7 (848) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2015
A really nice black ipa that doesnt overdoo the malts. Its really smooth with a nice pine and citrus hop. Could use a touch more biterness.

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