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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.


budznsudz's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours dark brown with a beige head of foam that quickly gives way to a ring leaving spotty lacing behind. Aroma is rich dark malt, pinecone hops, and light roasted chocolate. Taste is piney hops, roasted malt, and a tad of black coffee on the end of the short juicy finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6767) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2015
Medium beige head. Opaque black body. Roasty earthy chocolatey aroma with citric spicy notes. Dry roasty chocolatey taste with burnt earthy notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy earthy minty aftertaste with citric chocolate notes. Good, drinkable, reasonably harmonic. (0.65l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2197) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
650 mL bottle. Pours stout brown with not much head. More black than IPA in the nose. Flavour is way bigger than you’d think from the nose. Great malty complexity - anise stands out. The hops are there, put the flavours are muddled. The malt makes this one a standout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
65cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours opaque dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, pine, citrus, coffee, liquorice. Flavour is medium bitter, salty and quite roasted. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish is grassy bitternes and roasted malt.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
melush (1345) - SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0. A: Black / Negro. T/S: Roasted malt, hops, sweet, licorice / Malta tostada, lupulo, dulce, regaliz.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. I do love hoppin frog, pours black, taste is smooth, roast, fruity flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Rated on 4-07-2013. This bottled beer has a medium sized smooth tan head that mostly diminished, opaque dark brown body and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and pine hops. The flavor is pine hops, lightly bitter, roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable, has a hop presence but not overly hoppy tasting and is worth trying.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle from sfhodense. Near black with a small off white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, with licorice and caramel. Dry and roasted flavour with lots of hop character and a bitter finish. This is tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Dark brown, nice sift of tan head. Punchy grapefruit and molasses nose, bright squeaky roast. Fairly straight-laced, squeaky roast again, simple clementine juicy push before the bitterness towards the finish. Creamy and clean throughout. Linger is light, caramac sweet. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle at Pedale, Madrid, May 2013
Black color. Very nice aroma of roasted malt and hops, with light glue, resins, cardboard, milk. Good body strength; it has a very good roasted malt flavor, not too strong, with dark chocolate, mild coffee, barley coffee, light cream, a hint of oak and tobacco. Nice hop resins to counterbalance the roastiness.
Excellent, not the usual one, indeed it adds something to the concept.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5506) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Malty hoppy aroma, a bit earthy. Starts well balanced malty, hoppy-spicy, more and more stouty. Well balanced finish, dominated by strong malty notes. Nice!


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