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RATINGS: 290   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.


ClassyBeagle's rating

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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2165) - 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 (239) - 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 (1307) - 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 (6476) - 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 (4403) - 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 (11784) - 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 (1758) - 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 (16427) - 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 (5480) - 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!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markth (52) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
Very nice beer to see. Almost black in the glass. From tap at Biercab. Taste with caramel, coffee and a complex nose.


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