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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial/Double Black IPA
An uncivilized amount of american hop spicyness along with a chocolaty mix of dark roasted flavors.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2318) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Pours an opaque black from the bomber with a thin tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, pine from hops, and slight coffee notes. Taste is like a zesty, piney, roasted, almost burnt coffee, but well balanced and a bit of a burn on the way down from the alcohol. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2663) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bomber from Proof. Black pour with a light brown head and good retention. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and pine. Tastes are sweet burnt malts, coffee, juicy hops, salty and a chocolate milky vibe. All of that is in fine balance with an even warm finish. Medium bodied. Very nice. An easy drinking sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Bottled at SBWF. Near black, small head. Aroma of vanilla and grapefruit. Medium-full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Under the hoppy nose rests dark chocolate and coffee as well as white pepper and licorice. Juicy citrus is interrupted by chili-like heat and alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (2993) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, hazy, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, light caramel and light roasted malt with some tropical fruitiness, lots of grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and some roasted malt, some fruitiness, lots of grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some roasted malt and lots of piney hoppyness. Really well hopped (black)IPA - not too sweet/too much caramel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 First rating
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, chocolate scent. Sweet, chocolate taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
9/4/8/4/17=4.2

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Bottle thanks to Dunbar72! On Feb 22, 2014.
Black color, small dark brown head. Sweet, hoppy, roasted scent. Sweet, malty, grainy, a bit hoppy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Rather lovely this one!
9/4/9/4/19=4.5

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swans (127) - FRANCE - OCT 13, 2012
I’m not a big fan of the cascadian dark ales. Black malts need time and fresh hops is better.... But this one is explosive! Perfect Mix

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5441) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
Bottle (bomber) from bierkompass.de. Black with a red edge, medium beige head. Strong hoppy aroma with pine needles and apricot, som perfumy notes, dark chocolate and coffee. Meidum bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2921) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
Black IPA’s confuse me and appeal to me at the same time this one is a good one they have decided to call it an Imperial Black Ale. Loads of american hops in aroma which are present in the taste well balanced with chocolate roast malts.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pissed. Why is detroit’s bullpen so bad? Drinking this beer supposedly to celebrate but nevermind. We are going to give up three runs in the 9th. Nice work. Weee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2624) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 Bottled. Clear and deep brown with a huge, creamy and off-white to beige head. Good lacing. Nose of toasted malt, caramel, dark coffee, chocolate, citrus fruits pine and grassy notes. Sweet flavor with grapefruit and toasted caramel. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft to average carbonation. Ends up more dry with bitter chocolate and alcohol notes. A nice one from Hoppin’ Frog.


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