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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1405) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 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.

   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).

   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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10910) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, nutty and toasted caramel malt, pine, resin, and grapefruit hops with dark fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, well balanced with chocolate malt and dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bomber from Windy City. Roasty toasty nose. Some hoppiness as well. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Decent hop character with a dominating roastiness. May be from the winter, so the hop character could have faded. Still pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1096) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Taste is a nice blend of chocolate, hoppy bitterness, charred wood and malt. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WhitestRhino (2) - - JUN 10, 2012 does not count
Really nice black IPA. Roasty chocolatey and a well balanced hop bitterness and aroma. A little on the expensive side but that may be due to it being imported. Great label, good to see a bodyboarder rather than a surfer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6266) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with nice bubbly tan foam. Aroma is prickly roast, flavor is ultra creamy and smooth chocolate malted and some light bitterness, makes a great stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Black with a cream head. Nose is coffee, hops, chocolate, and bitter. Smooth palate, chocolate up front, coffee, hops, citrus, and a nice finish

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