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RATINGS: 287   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.


HonusWagner's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HonusWagner (1680) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2012
This was not my thing. Bottle purchased and immediately refrigerated, drank about two weeks after purchase. Very heavy burnt coffee taste, slight spicy hop note but muted by the overwhelming taste of charred malt. Not outright BAD but also not good.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5345) - 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 (4388) - 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 (11421) - 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 (1567) - 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 (15750) - 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 (5303) - 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 (39) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3367) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Licorice, grain, some coffee and roasted malts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
22 oz bottle. The Kitty's, Helsinki, Finland. The aroma is black colour with a tiny head. Liquorice, sweetness, seaweed and medicine in the aroma. The flavour is liquorice, bready malt, mild hops and mild bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrunoSanchez (160) - Fermo, ITALY - JUN 25, 2014
Wow! Incredibilemente buona una black IPA che regala in bocca un buonissimo sapore di liquirizia luppolato. Nera impenetrabile con schiuma marrone. Al naso sentori di luppolo, fumo e carruba. In bocca tutto sapore e benissimamente bilanciata. Birra pericolosa che nasconde benissimo il suo tenore alcolico. Consigliata assolutamente!


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