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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2013
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, coffee and roasted notes. Light floral. Light sweet flavour, quite bitter, caramel, malts and a hint of vanilla. Finish caramel, roasted malts and chocolate.
(From 66cL bottle @ ZZT 8b, Oirschot 2013. Thanks for sharing, Abijen!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (996) - North Central, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours pitch black with a thinner mocha-khaki head that leaves some small, spotty lace. Nose involves lots of dark chocolate, toast, fresh pine, milk chocolate, earth, stone fruit, biscuits, dank grapefruit, frosting, molasses and mango. Pretty sweet and pretty bitter. Medium to full bodied, thick and rich, sticky, oily, pretty actively carbed, with a lengthy drying bitter finish. Really damn good brew, a nice bold and complex mix. Among the best I’ve had in the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Zzt’13. Zwarte kleur en beige schuimkraag. Ruikt naar koffie, vanille, rokerig, fruitig. Smaakt zoet, vanille, koffie, klein beetje hoppig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT9 thx to Abijen. Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells coffee, roasty, chocolate, some vanilla. Tastes roasty, chocolate, coffee. Very nice beer. Full body, nice carbo, slightly silky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1396) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Pours a dark brown beer with a good creamy tan head. Smells fruity, coffee. Tastes coffee, vanilla, fruity and roasty. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT 8 shared by Abijen. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma has malts, very hoppy, lightly roasty. Taste malts, hops, moderately grapefruit, light to moderately roasty and nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1344) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 17, 2013
Sotet vorosesbarna szine van, habja vekony es gyorsan olvad. Illata kave likoros, komlod, de edeskes. Ize sotet bogyos gyumis, szilvalekvar, kakao, meggybefott, komlo. Testes, nem tul bubis. Utoize keseredes, gyumolcsos, szaraz. Remek!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1528) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of citrus hops and roasty coffee notes. Bitterness in the taste with a slightly dry finish. Medium to high carbonation and medium thick body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2162) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
10/12/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate, hops, spice and tropical fruit. Good balance and complexity throughout. Awesome ale.

   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.

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