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RATINGS: 279   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.

PhillyBeer2112's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2761) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016
A pretty cool beer in this IPA pack. Dark pour, some more malts. A little smoother with some darker flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, burnt malt, dark chocolate, bitter hops. Not super hoppy and IPA notes come in the form of bitterness rather than citrus like most black IPAs. Decent beer, pretty malty, more of a hoppy porter to me. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (2725) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 Backlog, early amateur rating! @ Havregatan 201209xx. Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy, roasted, sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lawger (273) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Pours black with dark beige head. Light aroma with some mushroom tones in the background and a slight chemical glue scent. Not much IPA-associations. Thin on the palate, still with an odd chemical note. Not very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. hazy brown with small head. roast malt body, a little on the thin side. rather mild hops. not awful, but not really a black ipa either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour is dark brown, with a thin light khaki head and not much lace to be found at all. There is a lot of sediment that is seen floating through the beer. The aroma is some dark fruit, caramel, and a nice roastyness. There isn't any hop presence, and it smells like a bit of a porter. The flavor is definitely porter. There is a nice chocolatey roastyness on the front end and it moves through a nice caramel and dark fruit character. This tastes like a straight up. The mouth feel is thin, like an IPA should be, and the aftertaste is just a light roast. This is solid for a porter, not a black IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. My only problem was the body was a bit thin. The taste was some what hoppy, mostly roast. Bitter dry roasted finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle on 03/21/2011 courtesy of Butters. Clear dark black body with ruby highlights and a large frothy off-white head. Sweet roast, chocolate and resiny hop aroma. Sweet roast, chocolate, light caramel, resiny hops and a dry bitter finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Dark brown color, small brownish head. Cocoa, toasted malts, caramel. Medium-bodied. Licorice, some toasted malts, licorice candy. Lacks some hops for being a good black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3/25/2012. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty aromas with fruit and caramel. Malty flavors with light hops. Unfortunately like most Magic Hat brews, this one falls short of being interesting.

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