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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Pilot American Dark Ale: OG 1.071 7.3% ABV Malt: Pale Malt Vienna Chocolate Black Barley Roast Wheat Oats Hops: Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo A beer in three stages: an intense of aroma of roast, chocolate and citrus; flavor bursts with citrus; and the palate is left with lingering roast and chocolate.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2014 500ml bottle. Dark red pour. Very hoppy aroma. Hoppy red taste. Pretty good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (806) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
bottle shared with seb thx Heather and Frank. A: roasty/chocolate , citrusy app:pitch black beige head. t/p: med body moderate bitter finish. o: super balanced. I enjoyed it a lot.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy, just inside the best before date. Near black pour topped by a lively brown head. Smells like a pine forest, coniferous perfumes permeate the air. Very hop-forward profile, tons of fresh pine, underlying roast malts are there if you’re looking. Full bodied, very bitter. Beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave on November 28th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a black opaque with light brown head.
Aroma: Aroma of light roast, faint chocolate.
Taste: Light bitterness, light roast, hint of sweet.
Palate:Medium body, light stickiness.

Summary: Randomly saw this at a store and grabbed it, boy was I not disappointed. Very well balanced, accessible yet super tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
This beer solidfies that fact that I like Black IPAs even though I never search them out. And this one was damn good. Bottle shared at Atlanta Fantasy Football meetup. Pours pitch black with nice pillowy tan head. Aroma was spicy hops, big roast, coffee, citrus. This bottle was said to be 4 months old and the powerful hops did not fade in either the nose or taste. Taste is big booming citrus, roast, cocoa, pine, spicy hops. Very flavorful and smooth at the same time. Nice! Medium to thicker body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brownish near black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of lots of strong hop notes, focusing on citrus, pineapple, and mango. Chocolate malt, mild roast aromas as well. Flavor is deliciously hoppy with mild roast and chocolate notes. Lots of tropical fruit and pine hop notes, not overly bitter but firmly bitter with well accompanying dark, roasty, and chocolate malts. Full creamy body, with nice thick texture. This is one of the best examples of a Black IPA I’ve ever had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ GT’s house. Black in color with a tan head. Aromas of grass, black pepper, pine, and grapefruit peel. A bit of ash. Flavor is quite bitter. Lots of pine and grapefruit peel. Hints of pepper, some chalk, and grass. Mild malt sweetness. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Aroma is chocolate, coffee, with pine/citrus hops. Flavor starts surprisingly mild, bittersweet with fruit and nuts flavors. Chocolate bitterness and a little more fruit in the finish. Not exactly what I expected, but really good nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
500mL thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours a deep black, huge grayish head. Rocky, great retention. Nose is grilled pineapple, savory meat, smoke, au poivre steak. Taste is juicy grilled pineapple, bitter cocoa nib, powerful dark chocolate. Powerful hop presence. No less than awesome from this very talented brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate complex toasted malt & earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.


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