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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Imperial/Double Black IPA
An uncivilized amount of american hop spicyness along with a chocolaty mix of dark roasted flavors.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark blackish color with some reddish notes and a beige head. Aroma is hoppy but smells older, I get grapefruit, tea leaf, pine some roasted malt, coffee, dark caramel and chocolate. The flavor follows the nose with the older hop flavors of grapefruit, tea leaf and pine along with dark caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, darker fruit and coffee. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a solid Black IPA, but its no Stone 15th.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2012
More chocolate and roast than hop but overall balanced and very tasty. Pours black with small off white head and decent lacing. Nose of chocolate, slight roast. Palate is a lot of chocolate and more roast with just enough bittering hop to balance it out. Quick dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7006) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a nice cap of warm beige head. The aroma picked up bright pine, citrus, and grassy hoppage over chocolate and almost biscuity malts.. fresh and really good for the style (I’m not usually a fan). The flavor found toasted chocolate, black malts, and very deep caramel maltage at the core, with pine and citrus bitterness plus dry coffee roast on the edges.. picked up a touch of darker fruit on the long, bitter finish. Medium-plus bodied with a lot of sweetness, but a lot of bitterness to balance it out.. this was almost a toss-up between hoppy stout and black IPA, and it worked.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
This poured a medium brown color with a lighter tan hwead. Aroma was strong herbal and citrusy hops, with mild to medium roast and light dark chocolate too. Flavor was a pretty good blend of fresh fruity hops and roast. Not a huge fan of black ipas but i like this one. If the roast was a little moe subdued and the hops a little brighter this would have been world class.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1051) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2012
750ml bomber from Discount in Waukesha. Pours an opaque cola-colored with a foamy chocolate milk head. Great lacing - rings and spots down the glass. Aroma has burnt roasted malts, piney hops, coffee grounds and chocolate. Taste is of sweet caramel and hints of citrus and pine first, then bitter burnt roasted malt, some nuttiness and alcohol. Interesting and tasty flavor blend prior to a bitter nut flavor taking over further down in the glass. Very chewy. Finishes with a lot of bittersweetness; citrus, coffee, some chocolate and that bitter nut. Strong flavor palate and a really tasty brew. Not the best black ipa, but in that next tier mostly due to the hop presence being slightly more muted than would make it a top rater.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled. Black coloured. Dense light Brown head . Aroma ofcocoa, dense herbs, flowers, roast. Nice. Flavour of Cocoa, roast, choco, flowers, Spice, light pine. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a roasted herbal bitterness. Quite Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pottygok (413) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Aroma: Resin and floral hops--rich and potent Appearance: Inky black with thick tan head Taste: Slight sweetness balanced by a medium bitterness that fades quickly Palate: Full body, slick oily texture, dry finish, soft carbonation Overall: This is an interesting beer. The aroma would lead me to think tart and bitter IPA, but it’s really balanced and dry. I’m intrigued and caught off guard.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (999) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bomber courtesy of Peter and Jakob. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is dank and citrus hoppiness, sweet tea leaf and lemon oil along with a good presence of roasted malts, dark burnt caramel. Taste is similar - juicy mango and pineapple hoppiness that hides behind a massive malt profile with cocoa, burnt caramel and a good deal of sweetness. Nice hoppy leafy bitterness, pretty nice, but the maltiness is bordering stout territory.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2012
22oaz bottle. Medium tan head, cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit, burnt coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some roast/coffee, light bittersweet chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
22 oz. bootle. Pours brown black with a thick frothy khaki head that fades to a sticky film and lacing. Aroma is good and rich chocolate malt and piny fruity resinous hops. Taste is more big rich creamy malt that comes off with creamy chocolate and faint vanilla with the hops subsiding with resinous pine/spruce and pungent with a velvety finish. Palate is full and creamy with a smooth chalky finish. Very enjoyable!


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