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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.

IrishBoy's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
$4.49 bomber from Safeway Salinas. Nose is heavy with flowery hops, light pine, and some light nutty and roasted notes. Black with brown edges and a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is bitter and piney with some background nuttiness. Another great, inexpensive offering from the Lagunitas guys!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9435) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Draught @ The Ginger Man, New York, NY
Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly roasted, chocolate, citrus, grape and pine finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nie (29) - - JUN 23, 2015
12oz bottle pour to mug. Sour spiced hops with a dry bitterness. Sweet syrupy malts are thicker than expected. The flavor combo comes off as a bit of a mismatch though still easily drinkable if you donít mind something odd.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
euniceradio (139) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
12oz bottle to cervoise. Pours black with big creamy tan head. Aroma of baking chocolate, rubber, raisins and anise. Taste is big baking chocolate, dark malts, some raisins, licorice and toffee. Good bitterness. Finish is not long-lasting. Decent carb for such a dark beer. Canít help but tasting rubber...it is off-putting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1857) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is earthy, pine and a touch or roast. Taste is moderate bitters with a drying finish. Medium bodied with well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3463) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Black-brown body with a cola head. Nice medley of forestry PNW hops--pine, evergreen--and with a clean roastiness. Juicy flavors with a bit of candi sweetness, but full of PNW hop nectar. Sweet, debittered roasty and hoppy finish. A solid CDA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (175) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Strong pine and cut grass aroma from bottle before pour. Dark stout like pour. Tan creamy head. Good lacing through out glass. Flavor not as strong as the aroma. Nice balance of malt and hops. Solid experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (426) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Somewhat piney hop aroma. Beautiful ebony color with a towering tan head that lasts forever. Sweet molasses flavor up front. Notes of toffee, and bitter chocolate. Bitterness cuts in slowly. Bitter chocolate mixed with piney hop bitterness that is fairly mellow. Finish is a piney resin mixed with traces of dark chocolate. Slick mouth feel with some good amount of carbonation for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3064) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Mildly soapy, has a great malt and bitter balance. Wild taste of hoppy taste, it's great flavor make for a special beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darwenus (634) - Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Pours as black as any stout with a lot of creamy head. The aroma is charcoal and some grassy hops. The flavor adds a really rich, burnt malt with a dense hop finish. Itís not quite as good as Stoneís Self Righteous or Firestone Walkerís Wooky Jack, but itís a solid black IPA. Well worth it at the reasonable price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Hoppy with that lagunitas flavor that is hard to pin down. Smells like citrus and pours dark with a tan head. Had out of a bottle at Ahmad's. Decent beer. Strong alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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