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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial/Double Black IPA
An uncivilized amount of american hop spicyness along with a chocolaty mix of dark roasted flavors.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3551) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
08-SEP-2012. Bottle @home, from Fish & Beer. Dark, dark brown with lasting tan head. Hops and roast. Very hoppy with grape fruit and pine. Burnt malt. Taste is much the same. Chocolate, hops, cocoa powder. Malt is dry, almost astringent, and then sometimes sweet with chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Very bitter finish. Fantastic black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
651mL pours a clear, deep brown looking black in the glass. Larger, dense, mocha foam. Huge swaths of lace. Huge 360 sheets of lace. Rocky and thick. Lasting head. Nose is intense gouda cheese, pine sap, charred oak, moving to very sweet toffee, burnt caramel, vanilla. Taste is very bitter chocolate, sharper dirt/earth/iron, pine sap, dust/wood shavings, moving to thick burnt burnt caramel, vanilla fudge brownie, chocolate cookie. Dense and rich, heavy milk chocolate shake and vanilla bean ice cream. Yum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1675) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and some citrusy and piney hops. Flavour is quite similar to the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rogsiu (42) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours black with a quickly diminishing tan head. Leaves good lacing. Smells of chocolate and dark malts and hops. Taste is same, but not balanced the best. Malt is a bit heavy and hops a little subdued. Overall it's decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Almost black with a dark brown tinge, beige to light brown head, lacing. Aroma: roasted malt, creamy, licorice, fruity tropical hops. Taste: chocolate, licorice, pineapple, grapefruit, light roast. Very nice hoppiness, but not a high bitterness. Quite full-bodied, smooth. Very nice and well-balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy piney aroma. Roasted malty chocolate hoppy piney bitter flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter piney licorice finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Bottle at BA in Örebro. It had a strong hop smell, fruity and grassy with some grapefruit, caramel and chocolat. Similar taste with a musty and malty body. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1626) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Dark cola-like pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of smoky, chocolaty malts at first that fade into pine and soft citrus and eventually blend both impressions. The flavor is exactly what you would expect from the aroma; chocolate, pine, and citrus. The alcohol is a bit more present than in other Black IPAs I have had with similar ABV percentages (Sublimely Self Righteous and Uinta Dubhe come to mind). In fact, other than the slightly alcoholic aftertaste this is close to being on par with those examples.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1706) - Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on August 30th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark black, no head.
Aroma:Aroma is roasty and of chocolate.
Taste: Bitter but not super aggressive compared to other Black IPAs, roasty, some chocolate.
Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: An interesting take on the black IPA that isn’t as aggressively hop forward in taste compared to others of the style.

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.


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