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RATINGS: 280   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottyg354 (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012 does not count
Good beer, Pours dark like a Porter or Stout with a nice creamy tan head that lingers. Smells like a chocalatey IPA, nice even heavy hop and heavy malt character Tastes hoppy and chocolates, some bready notes. Some sweetness with mild coffee. Really nice. A little on the watery side, but it holds up to its other characteristics A good beer thru and thru.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1941) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle from secret santa. Pour has a very dark chestnut color and a thin covering of tan head. Aroma has roasted malt, pines, coffee, chocolate, and light resins. Mouth feel coats nicely and is far heftier than expected with medium high carbonation. Flavor confirms the lean to the maltier side, chocolate, coffee, roast, pine, some bitterness, and a lingering finish. A lot of beers in the style are ipa’s with some dark malt thrown in for color but this has a hefty malted core put up against a dose of hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bomber from MC Hammer, otherwise known as Dr. of Fermentation Engineering Matt Capone. Pours blacker than black (I want my baby back), with minimal clingy khaki head. Nose is huge piney resiny hops, roasty dark malt, plum. Tastes roasty black patent malty, somewhat charred, with mid-palate resiny hops. The IBUs continue until the finish, taking top billing from the malt somewhat. As it warms, more resiny piney hops emerge, with the malt maintaining a solid balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (3143) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle, pours a dark brown color with small to medium khaki head. Excellent lacing streaks. Aromas of roasted malt, smoked wood, cocoa, caramel and citrus from the hops. Taste is smoked malts, spicy wood, grapefruit, and coffee. Light carbonation with a medium body. Had a slight bitter ending but mostly smooth and warming.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
22 oz bottle from Capones. Pours dark brown with thin mocha head and solid lacing. Nose of floral, piney and citrus hops, with roasted coffee notes. Taste of grapefruit and pine with a smooth chocolate and roasted coffee finish. Pretty smooth somewhat thick mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas floral hops, pine, chocolate, roast, and citrus. Tastes of chocolate, pine, citrus, caramel, and floral hoppiness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2328) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark cola with a medium sized beige-light tan head. Aroma of roasted pine, charr, malt, chocolate and grapefruit. Taste of pine tar, roasted malt, chocolate, grapefruit notes and light charr. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3289) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2012
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a pocked tan head. Nose is spruce, mint and black coffee; subtle, sweeter chocolate and caramel. Silky medium body with a numbing buzz. Taste is big and bold dark chocolate, pine, grapefruit, coffee and iodine. A bit too much of everything but they do call it an Imperial; new style?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a cloudy opaque dark brown with a dense and creamy beige head leaving quite some lacework. Sweetish roast with an edge of citrusy hops. Rich body, sweet roast, a little chocolate and a discreetly bitter finish. Delicious - more malty than hoppy I’d say. 130712

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle - courtesy of GandGKevin! Black pour with a short, dense tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, pine, citrus notes, wet hops and dark chocolate. Taste is big pine and wet hops, citrus, roasted malt, dark chocolate, herbal notes and hints of chocolate mint. Body is medium-full with a moderate, creamy carbonation and an oily feel. Lingering hop bitterness throughout. Ends with more roasted malt, dark chocolate, mint notes, herbal hops, floral hops, pine and citrus fruit. Damn tasty!


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