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RATINGS: 612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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There are two kinds. There is the DayTime kind, which is bright and welcoming and then there is the NightTime kind, which should never be confused with the DayTime. NightTime is dark and deep and may take you to unexpected places, places that the DayTime cannot. But then, the NightTime is not suited for ordinary life and ordinary tasks. In fact, NightTime may be the answer for that sort of thing, meaning that those sorts of things may never get done. Things take time in the NightTime, things slow down and you can puase (you have to, actually) and investigate carefully to find that level of objective detachment that is only possible under the spell of the NightTime. Seek the Day, but fear not the Night.

2014 - 8.6%, 73 IBU.
2015 - 7.8%, 74 IBU.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1164) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours a deep brown almost black color. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, with rich flavor, even some coffee mixed in. A slight bitterness after the swallow, with dark malt flavors coating the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
[Bottle] Deep brown hue borders on black. Tan foam on top. Aromas of sticky hops, brown sugar, anise and cocoa. Flavors are centered on a sharp resinous hop bitterness blended with sticky malts, molasses, tobacco, milder coffee flavors and some earth. Medium bodied. Lively carbonation. More roast comes out as the bitterness fades. Still pretty drinkable despite the robust nature of the beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvp (174) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
Dark brown/black with tan head. Slight onion, citrus aroma. Very pleasant on the palate. Most black IPA’s seem to have to much roast flavor but not this one. I pick up raisin and licorice notes. Will seek out again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (200) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a solid black color, but has very nice lacing. Also has a nice creamy head and smells mildly of pine. Has a nice malty, hoppy taste and is a nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bennetporter (214) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2015
Pours a black from a bottle, a quick glance would indicate a stout or very dark porter, with a nice dark khaki head. Piney hops attack the nose while tender chocolate malts gently wrestle in the background. Flavor is like drinking an unsweetened can of Moxie through a straw made out of leather. Bitterness assails you throughout like an American Gladiator, knocking you slightly off-balance just like the overall mouthfeel. Okay, this review is a little over the top, but all in all it is a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theOptimator (301) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aroma is Lagunitas citrusy hops with a sweet malty background, hint of molasses. Appearance is nearly black with a frothy tan head. Taste is hop bitterness and flavor forward, large malt present as well, roast is present but easily confused with the high IBU’s. Palate is medium full. Crisp and clean but with big malt. Overall a very nice beer. Probably my favorite of this style, which I typically do not enjoy. That said... if you closed your eyes you might think this was a malty IPA, roast is not too pronounced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (689) - Delaware, USA - APR 18, 2015
Looks and tastes like a roasted porter. Smells like an IPA. Quite a hybrid. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz - 2015 vintage) Dark brown pour with a puffy tan head. Piney and roasty aroma. Lots of pine and roasted malt and chocolate in the flavor with a dry and bitter finish. Lingering resin aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1006) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle poured a black hue w/ large frothy tan head and big sticky lacing. Bold piney aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are piney hop, coffee, light melon and light grass. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LiquorHound (25) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
From cask - Poured a dark black with minimal head. Has some apricots and berries on the nose. Taste - Thin to medium mouth feel. The apricots come through and it finishes clean and fairly malty with a hint of star anise. Not great but not horrible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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