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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Some subtle aromas of wet hops and chocolate. Deep, solid black in color with a thin rim at the top. Very smooth flavors of strong hop overtones with a burnt caramel, cocoa and toffee malt backbone. Overall, this is smooth and well balanced. Not bad at all. I’d give this a B+ rating.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3811) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is heavy chocolate, light pine and citrus. Taste is of chocolate, pine, earth, roasted malts. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. The look is dark, tan decent head, and black in color. The smell is very chocolate, roast, malts, pine, and a little hops. The taste is roasty, malt, burnt, hop, pine, and bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Draft at Angel’s Trumpet. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small dark tan head that lasts. Aroma of rich, roasted malts, dark chocolate, earth, brown sugar, and a little bit of earthy hops. Very minor orange citrus. Same for the flavor. This leaned more roasty than hoppy. Light-medium bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. More black than IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6858) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle shared with Parksy and Gripp. This was tasted alongside Strauss Boardwalk IPA, and both were great for possessing a nice balance between dark malts and hops, both had great flavours, and both had a nice PNW hop profile. This brew came across as slightly thinner in the body, and slightly less intense than Boardwalk, but they were pretty close.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1948) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
271012. Bottle at hotel in Arlington Texas. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma dry hops, chocolate, crystal malts. Chocolate malty taste. Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (936) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark brown-black with a one finger tan head and some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, bakers coco, citrus, some coffee and some woody grass notes. Taste is similar with a lot of dry roasty notes, medium hop bitterness, grapefruit, some coffee notes, and some charred wood notes. Has a medium body with a slightly watery but sitll somewhat creamy mouthfeel and a dry, moderately bitter finish. overall, a pretty decent, drinkable Black IPA that maybe a little light in body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Earthy, chocolate aroma, with a hint of floral. Initial taste of chocolate and a bit of malt, which fades away to a light bitterness. The chocolate and malt would be mild for a stout, and the hoppiness mild for an IPA, but the amounts work nicely together (even though its more of one following the other than a blend of the two).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Brown, off white head. Lots of the dark roasted malt flavor with a good hops hit to it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Black stout color with a tam head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Initially has a ipa flavor but then malt and barley begin to dominate. Great black ipa. Thinker


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