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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
$4.49 bomber at Trader Joe’s. Pours with a big smell of dried hops. Black thick body with a slightly off-white head, though a bit more ocher to the pouring part. Nose when I’m drinking is strong on Amarillos or Citras. A fruity ale background builds on some grapefruit hop character. A bit grainy, with warming alcohol along the background. Great value.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5844) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
Black, golden brown lace. Nice citric hop aromatics. Fine roast , light bready malt base. Broad hoppiness- grassy, citric pinelike. Mellow mouthfeel. Long hoppy tail. Very pleasant.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1345) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Dark brown in the glass with an off-white head. Aroma is nutty, some cocoa, with a light bitterness. Really nice, creamy beer, that pairs unsweetened chocolate with light resinous hop bitterness. Much more coherent than some other examples of this style. Tasty bottle, I would definitely pick this up again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GriffDaddy (74) - - DEC 7, 2014
Very dark pour, soft light brown head. Strong roasted coffee aroma, very nice bitterness on the tongue, maybe some licorice behind the unsweetened chocolate and a pleasant acidity. Looks like it would be sweet and heavy, isn’t either. Another interesting Lagunitas brew. I would definitely pick this up again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (300) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bomber...pour is black with nice thick head....nose is roasted caramel and hops...taste is same...really good stuff...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bomber into some weird teardrop glass. Lots of thick head. Nice hoppy aroma. Flavor is not as intense as some other black IPAs I've had. For the most part, it is well balanced and enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (896) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Black color, big beige head. Aroma of pine and roasted caramel. Balanced taste of dark , roasted malt and hops. Decent bitterness . Roasted and hoppy aftertaste. Perfect hidden alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2685) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2014
I finally got around to opening this bomber Dan gave me for father’s day. Pours black with a Huge, frothy, rough bubbled, lacy light brown head. Grapefruit, pine, chocolate aroma. Flavor is cream, rich chocolate malt/fudge, pine and bitter hops. Creamy and smooth. A tiny bit of warmth from the alcohol. This is an outstanding BIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syzzer (596) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Thanksgiving 11-27-14 poured from bomber. Dark brown body, light brown head reduces to the rim. Nice malty dark ale, straight forward. Tastes like a stout, NOT a CDA (black IPA) with no hop character. 4 in category; 8.5 bd, 7 kevmar, 8 dad

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and caramel for the malt, Moderate to heavy pine for the hops, light leather for the yeast, with tar, toffee and licorice in the background. head is small, frothy, light beige with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a lively to fizzy carbonation. Nice balance betwen the malt and hops in this tasty Black IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SKCwillie (26) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Rating the day after: Nice balanced beer. Pours dark and does not taste like an 8.2% beer. Will definitely be buying again.


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