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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 6, 2013
FROM NOTES: August 7, ’12 Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. A: Roasted malts and chocolate notes dominate the aroma initially, but a strong piney, citrus hop profile reveals itself quickly. Smells fantastic. A: Pours a very dark near-black, with some brownish/ruby highlights and a tan foam head that settles to a thin cap and splotchy lacework. T: Delicate but successful balance between the hops and malts. Nice and hoppy with a fair amount of sweetness. There is also a strong amount of chocolate and roast with a equally as strong amount of hops. P: Medium in body and moderate carbonation. O: I tried to find fault with this beer, but it is excellent. The chocolate, roasty malt notes set it apart from other American Black Ales. If you like Black Ale, you MUST try this, IMO.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. Creamy excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heay malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull hoppy and roasted flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sagmarium (73) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, peach, hay, honey. Taste is hobey, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, tropical fruit. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Very dark brown with a khaki head. Big herbal hop aroma. A touch vegetal, quite woody, and a bit piney. Lots of roasted malt, coffee grounds, chocolate, and some citrus peel. Bitter flavor of roasted malt, wood, herbs, and pine. Grass and orange peel hop notes, coffee grounds, and some milk chocolate sweetness. Didn’t care for this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Schwarz, grasig hopfiges aroma, etwas schokolade, geschmack kaffee, hopfenbittere ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1672) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Black with a tan head. Roasted malt, citrus, pine, bitter hops, chocolate, spices and grass. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2676) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
On draft at the GABF 2013. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma and flavors of grassy hops and pine. Bitter roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Red brown and clear. Big chocolate. Roasted notes. Big flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, peach, hay, honey. Taste is hobey, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, tropical fruit. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
want1DIPA (205) - - SEP 20, 2013
A bottle pour a few weeks back. Had this alongside the Black Racer and it measured up well. The toasty chocolate taste is delectable. Again, this is my favorite style of beer and I was very pleased with this craft beer!


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