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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This winter seasonal is in the style of a black IPA. It has the characteristics of an American IPA in having intense bold hop flavors with a twist of dark malt bringing out the roasted chocolate flavor. Three different types of hops and imported dark crystal malts are used to maximize this flavor and create fresh hop taste and aroma. It is dry-hopped in the fermenter to give it its great hop aroma. This brew was meant to be consumed immediately upon opening on that cold winter evening. Enjoy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Dark mahogany pour with a small khaki head. Dark roasty addition to the hop profile. Unfortunately, the grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon zest are overpowered by the smoky malt profile. Very average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bomber. Nice jet black pour. Hints of burnt pine, roast, and citrus on the nose. Similar flavors, very burnt hop roast on the finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1106) - Nevada, USA - JAN 18, 2014
At Aces and Ales Winter Beer Festival. Dark and brooding with a creamy tan head with lots of lacing. Good body and light carbonation. Citrus on the nose with a nice hoppiness. Dark malts are not as noticeable as the hops take the lead and remain long in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Dark black in color, with a thin tan head. Super rich dark malt flavors. Nice hops backing this was a super Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On to at capitol beer and taptroom. Pours black with white head. Taste was roasted malts with big hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (229) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Interesting brew... Black IPAs are fairly new to me... Pours a black cola with a nice foamy off white head. Looks great, nearly rated it a 5 for Appearance. Aroma is potent and pleasant: some coffee, some chocolate, caramel, cereal, grassy hops, and some dough. Taste is nice but way off balance towards bitter. Same with the finish that leaves a long linngering bitter burn. I like it. Would drink again. Would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (838) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a slight red tinge. Big foamy tan head. Smells of dark fruit, malt, smoke and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, light chocolate, caramel, light citrus, pine and cereal. Medium bodied, light cream mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Black pour at home from 22oz bottle from blackwells. Barely any head. Chocolate and cocoa taste. Malts. Good balance and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1278) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Light brown head, very black body. Aroma is roast malt and coffee. Taste is bitter, burnt toast, roasted malt. Very roasted flavor, dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
An average black ipa, from craftshack. Thick black appearance. Roast more than hops. Pretty good drinkability, filling. Roast and hop aroma. I would have liked more hops.

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