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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Demo is a deliciously dark lick of an India Pale Ale. It’s medley of roasted malts and heady hops will have your senses dancing to the beat of a different IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2012
Väldigt kluven till den här ölen. Ska vara en svart IPA men tycker det påminner om en välhumlad stout. Väldigt mycket chokladsmak och en tydlig beska. Jag blir förvirrad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle from SB. Pours almost black with off-white head. Some aroma of caramel. YTaste is adisappointment. More like a stout?? Not much Hops. Does not taste like an IPA. Disapointed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7697) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Almost black with a large tan head. Aroma and taste of roastad malt, some coffee and dark chocolate. Some very light notes of grape. The finish was bitter. Black IPA? No way!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (2259) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
Aroma: Smelling of toast, dark roasted coffee, smoked meat and chocolate.
Appearance: The beer is very dark brown, has a huge tan head that leaves some lacing, rather small curtains.
Taste: Starting with burned toast, dark coffee beans, bitter high grade chocolate, a few sprinkles of brown sugar and soy sauce.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, rather watery and a medium body, a coarse dry finish.
Overall: Well it’s black, more than IPA. Miss some body and maybe more sweetness and less bitterness might have been good.
Note: Bottle 355 ml. Reviewed 2012-09-10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours almost black with a thin tan head. Has a roasted malt, chocately aroma. Taste is bitter and citrusy, but has a nice finish of dark chocolate and malt and nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olsvammel (5928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
Sample at a tasting. It poured a dark red-brown liquid with a dark dirty white head. Dark malty smell with some smoke and roasted notes. Similar taste. This doesn’t resemble a Black IPA at all, more like a brown ale or similar. However it was nice and easy to drink, it should change it’s name/style though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Aroma is dark malts and a hint of citrus and chocolate. The flavor is cocoa/chocolate, citrus, malts and a medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Msavage235 (90) - - AUG 14, 2012
If I were rating this beer strictly on style, I would give it a 0. Magic hat should have followed #9’s designation and called this a "not quite porter beer." This is definitely not an IPA. That being said its not a bad beer, any hops that are present are buried by the chocolaty, roasty dark malts on the front though. Some kind of hopness might be found on the back end but I just taste chocolate milk and roast. The body is the best, you absolutely cannot see through it, completely opaque black. Not a terrible brew but I’d definitely drink another IPA or porter/stout if I had other choices depending on what I was in the mood for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2757) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Well its not a bad porter, lol. But they had better give a serious reconsideration of the hop rate on this beer before calling it a Black IPA. I don’t rate to style anyway so its not big deal, but just to a make a point: this is laughable as a Black IPA. Poured a dark brown, modest head. Initial nose was a blast of citric hops but these volatile compounds disappeared quickly and the second sniff was all chocolate milk with a touch of caramel. Flavor is very similar, with tons of chocolate, a hint of caramel sweetness, a hint of ashy roasty, and a quick bang of citric hop bitterness at the end. Strong carbonation also gives this a significant carbonic bite that detracts from the overall mouthfeel and experience of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle from Otto’s in Brown Deer. Pours opaque inky blacky with a tannish head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has thick roasted malts, soy, some earthiness and licorice. Taste is of sweet caramel, roasted malts, salty soy and some smoke. No real hoppiness that one would hope for from a black ipa. More like an interesting brown ale? Finishes smoky and malty.

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