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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BennyBinion (22) - Canyon, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
One of my absolute favorite beers. Pours black with a light tan head. It has a hoppy flavor with a mild coffee aftertaste. Flavorful and smooth. I definitely recommend it!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mojastic (1) - - JAN 5, 2012 does not count
At Liberty Station, nearly black with a nice frothy beige head, taste of chocolate. Very very drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozarkspops (332) - - MAY 9, 2013
Espresso color pour. Thick mocha head. Heavy lacing. Very strong hop aromas. Pine, spice, dank, and some citrus hop notes. Noticeable dark chocolate aroma in the background. Flavor is great. Beginning if flavor is dominated by piney and danky hop flavors. Then gives way to dark chocolate and coffee roast which isn't overpowering. Finish is a perfect bland of the hop flavors and bitterness with chocolate/coffee sweetness. ---Rated via iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
On tap at Sugar Land Saucer. Pours black with a big, thickly lacing, frothy beige head. Aroma full of cascade; pine and citrus hops, and roasted malt. Taste is very well balanced between roasted malt and substantial hop bitterness. Medium bodied and silky smooth with a nice dry, bitter finish. Quite good! Houston brewing just keeps on improving...finally.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
This is the strongest (in terms of quality) beer Iíve had from Karbach yet. The regular hopadillo is a bit astringent for my tastes, but the addition of the chocolate malts really balances it out, not to mention the spectacular aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a nice, thick, three centimetre tall, nice and frothy tan head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted malt, oatmeal, nuts, caramel and tons of nice hops layered with pine, grass, herbs and a bit of resin. Medium-bodied; Deep dark malt flavour with roasty notes, some earthiness, but a lot of caramel and even slightly smoked malt grain flavour with a nice hop backbone showing pine and grass with a smooth, but deep finish. Aftertaste shows a great blend of stronger and grassier hops meshed perfectly with the roasty malt, nut and smoke/burnt notes that would couple well with barbecue. Overall, a nice black IPA with tons of flavour and complexity, all showing a great balance. Great to sample and I wish I could get this locally - a very well made Black IPA that shows well throughout - Iím very glad I brought this home with me from Texas. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Central Market in Houston, Texas on 10-August-2013 for US$5.35 sampled at home in Washington on 17-October-2013.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeerroom (3) - Brazoria, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
Hoppy on the nose, but still sweet. Creamy thick head after the pour, then thin and silky till the end. The sweet IPA flavor up front with small hints of roastiness on the finish. Very good beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle spit with Dave on October 11th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours an opaque black.
Aroma: Aroma of pine, light roast.
Taste: Medium bitterness, light roast for balance. Really nice.
Palate:Medium to medium light body, lingering hop aftertaste.Not as thick as others of the style - which I prefer.

Summary: First off, thanks Ben! This was a really nice black IPA. It was not overly heavy or boozy like some of the style can be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Black colored pour. Big off-white head. Plenty of lacing left behind. Huge hoppy aroma with some fruity notes and malt and bread. Huge hoppy flavor with the same fruity malt notes. Finishes a little dry yet very fruity and with some hops. Damn good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Thanks to nimbleprop for this guy! Rich brown pour, small frothy head with good lacing. Beautiful dank hop nose with weed and spruce tips, white grapefruit, lemon, loam, earth. Smooth, clean on the palate, but nicely bodied. This is quite good.


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