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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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American Black Ale: Hoppy and roasty American IPA, Weez presents a blend of hoppy and roasty notes on the nose, followed by hoppy resins on the tongue, and finishes with a deep roast. 7.2% ABV. Malt: Maris Otter, American 2-Row, Munich, C-80, Chocolate, Flaked Wheat, Black Barley, Midnight Wheat Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Citra, Simcoe 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
500 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm, who got it from sloth- thanks again, Chris and Bert! Bottled 9/3/13. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a big rocky tan head that laces the glass. Aroma of earthy, piney hops, roasted and toasted malts, dark chocolate, and leaves. The flavor pretty much follows suit. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, toasty, dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle from Hegedorns. Shiny black with a frothy tan head. chocolate, orange, light licorice, some soy. Nice citrus coming through. Light roast, soy, wood, chocolate, hints of coffee, light pine. Very complex and smooth, full body, lots of chocolate and light roast. Very mild, so drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6420) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
500mL bottle, sent from Gregg657 (thanks a lot, Pete), pours black with a thick, lingering tan head. Nose reveals dense notes of roasted malts, piney hops, chalk, and dry unsweetened powdery cocoa. Flavour is similar, bringing out a great mix of roasted malt and piney hops, dry cocoa, some espresso, and chalk. Very dry palate, maintaining a great balance between roast and hops. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
16.9oz bottle, thanks to Sloth! Shared with local raters. Bottled 9/3/13. Dark brown, near-black color. Thin light brown head. Some loose bits of lace. Awesome earthy hop nose, some roast malt. Some dark chocolate, coffee. Good citrusy grapefruity pineapple hop character. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lightly soft carbonation, dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, minimal sweet. Great black IPA. Dry, bitter, complex. Delicious stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of grass, bread, slight orange, hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, chocolate, dark fruits, nice orange, biscuit roast, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Nice version of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
In short: A highly roasted and very hoppy (citrusy piney) Black IPA. Good example of the style.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed fresh soon after purchase.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is unmistakably Black IPA with roast, chocolaty notes and a whole lots of citrusy and piney hops. As it is often the case with Black IPAs I found the mix of roast and hops created something a bit perfumy. In mouth the beer has a full body, a somewhat grainy texture and a very active carbonation. Taste is scorched malts, burnt black cake, notes of chocolate, an assertive hopping (citrusy & piney). High roast level contributes to a rather dry finish. Maybe a little too roasted but I’m nitpicking, this is a fine Black IPA. January 1rst, my first rating of the year, I am wishing myself great beer year and also that my dyselxia gets better in 1041.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Draft at Blue Monk. buffalo, fuller bodied black pour, heavy roasted malts, far chocolate, slight burnt coffee, piney hops, touch of medicinal notes. Aggressive and very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
50cl, at 7.2%Vol, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx to tderoeck!, complex bitter brew, fruity/bitter and slightly roasted/woody, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5425) - Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2013
16.9 oz bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; a cloudy coffee with light beige lacing. Smells good too; dark malt and bitter hops with a bit of bittersweet chocolate. Tastes like it smells, only not quite as robust. Nice and smooth on the palate. A good Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5409) - Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
500 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a dark cola brown to almost black with a large khaki head. The aroma and flavor have some dark burnt malts, almost smoky. Additional notes of chocolate, earth, mild bittering hops. Hints of coffee. Pretty solid black ipa.

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