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JailHouse Midnight Special

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Formerly brewed at JailHouse Brewing Co
Style: Black IPA
Hampton, Georgia USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Solitary Confinement Series. India-Style Black Ale.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

Clear dark brown colour almost black, with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, dark malt, licorice, moderate to light heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, dark roasted, chocolate, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111116]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16289) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy aroma. Roasted malty bitter hoppy chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit finish with hoppy bitter hints.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: June 10, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma, light roasted
Flavor: rich chocolate and roasted flavor, lots of hops, touch of citrus, sweet caramel
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle... Farewell to ibrew2or3... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, light khaki head. Good retention. The nose is roasty and a bit smoky; burnt and leathery. Full-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is burnt, bitter and carbonaceous with afterthoughts of lightly sweet molasses and dark syrup. Finishes singed, bitter and lightly dry. Bottle courtesy of Blazer06!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6768) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Courtesy of Blazer06, thanks Zack. Bottle pours dark mahogany with mocha looking head. The aroma has some pine hops, earthiness, some more pine hops and a bit of roasty malts to spicy black licorice at the end of the draw. The taste is smooth with malts, roasty malts to near burnt malts followed by firm levels of pine hops and a bit of spicy hops too. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2011
22 ounce bottle. Pours a totally black color with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet chocolates and roast, some pine. The flavor is excellent; rich nutty flavors, roast, huge milky chocolate very light pine hops. Certainly a porter in terms of flavor. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Heavy and chocolatey - more like a hoppy porter than a black IPA, but I may be splitting hairs here. Anyway, I got a lot of chocolate and a lot of hops. Kind of one dimensional, bu still tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4872) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of huge chocolate and a hinto abv. Chocolate, abv, light abv, and a decent bitter. Medium full body with good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Thanks to Blazer06 for sharing this one. Pours dark brown with a white head. Nose is coffee, some roast, spices, and bitter citrus. Flavor is similar with roast and coffee mixed with spicy citrus hops. Light to medium-bodied and enjoyable overall.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Appearance: Pours out an ebony-hued body with a towering, light tan body. Modest lacing. Smell: Well-roasted malts, but also some toasty accents, too. Sweet-scented elements of chocolate and caramel candy are plentiful. A little candied citrus makes its way to the imbiber’s nose, but it is not a very hoppy scent. Also, a smidgen of alcohol is in there. Taste: Starts with char, then flashes to moderately roasty coffee, then settles to semi-sweet chocolate and dark caramel. Citrusy, lightly pine-flavored hops, though predominately citrus-based. Moderately bitter. Pinch of sweet licorice candy, some cauterized toast, and a drop of prune juice. Goes through being roasty, resinous, bitter and with a bite of a chocolate bar and a bite of soul-soothing alcohol until the dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Overall: I liked it fairly well. The malts were prevalent without leaning on too much guh-inducing astringent black malts, the hops were bold without ever being harsh or ghastly, and the booze, while, yes, it is noticeable, isn’t overbearing. However, those pesky hopheads might always yearn for more and more hard, unyielding hop bitterness.


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