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Karben4 Silk Scorpion Black IPA

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Filled with equal parts of intense dusky citrus hops and dark malt flavors, this seasonal is seductively smooth, silky, and graceful, yet packs a hop punch for the hop-heads. The hops induce thoughts of grapefruit, blood orange, apricot, and tangerines as they intermingle with, black chocolate, and roasted varieties of barley smoothed out with a dash of oatmeal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5552) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2016
Aroma is the expected pine and dark malts, along with spices and spruce. The flavor is grapefruit, tropical fruit, spruce, dark malts and a mix of acidity and slight bitterness/heat in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2016
355ml bottle. Has a nice aroma of cocoa and herbs. Flavor is odd, much more on the cocoa side of a black ipa, but lots of hop bitterness. Its decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (2196) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2016
Black. Herbal, grassy pine and roast. Dank. Flavor is thick, layered bitterness with more pine and deep citrus. Mix of molasses and mild roast. Clean, assertive bitterness in the finish. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate caramel malt, pine, and grapefruit peel aroma. Brown with moderate head. Sweet chocolate caramel malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice balance and body. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5870) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2016
Bottle: Cola-brown with a light tan head. Cola, chocolate/coffee malt aroma. Taste is mild, creamy-smooth chocolate malt, light citrus notes. Pleasant.....really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2459) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a dark brown color with khaki colored head. Roasted malts, pine, citrus notes, and some cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with pine and roast. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - FEB 29, 2016
Draft at brewery. Pours black with nice tan head and lacing. Nose and taste are roast, chocolate and some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2408) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2016
12oz bottle from Sendiks in Hartland. Great label. Black pour with some purple tints and a beige head. Aroma has black malts, a solid hop presence. Chocolate. Roast. Taste is of bitter black malts, chocolate, some citrus, ash. Quite smooth. It is medium bodied with little alcohol showing. A roasty finish is led by the malts, but there is the subtle hop sweetness. This is easily Karben’s best. 15.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle. Nearly opaque dark brown, with a hint of ruby when held to the flashlight. Smaller, but stable tan head. Decent lace. Aromas of light coffee, dark chocolate, and hints of citrus and urine. Light sweetness in the front. Lightly acidic. Not getting much depth from this one. Dry cacao and bitterness in the linger. A bit grassy in the finish and linger. Light and smooth across the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Tap at Karben4. Minty chocolate feel. Mild, mellow carbonation. A well done Black IPA, fairly standard in a way. Caramel and chocolate malts shine. Enjoyable, but middle of the road.

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