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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5306) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle from the brewery shared with Linh, Minh and Angela. Pours a black body with thin lacing. Aroma is fresh pine hop and coffee roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet roast, coffee and light pine. This is way closer to a roasty porter with a hop character as opposed to a black IPA. But whatever.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5229) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle - dated 061113. Black pour filling nearly all of my New Belgium glass with mocha colored head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, dark, bittersweet chocolate, citrus fruit and coffee. taste is chocolate covered oranges, roasted malt, light tobacco, coffee, dark, bittersweet chocolate and cocoa. Body is medium and sticky with a soft feel on the palate and a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, citrus notes, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee and hints of pine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4950) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle shared with iphonephan and others. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of roast, grapefruit, grass, citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a nice frothy light brown head tht had excellent retention. The nose is flat out awesome. Lots of citrusy hops, heavy chocolate malt, some light roastiness, and a bit of dark caramel. The flavor is a little more slanted toward the hops rather than the Porter notes. Still plenty of chocolate and roasetd malts, but they are second fiddle to the bright citrusy hops. Lingering chocolate and bitter hops. Medium bodied, a little clingy on the back end, soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice Black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4817) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2013
50cl bottle pours a translucent, mahogany, basically black with some clumpy head that is both white and beige, mixed. Nose of chocolate, cupcakes, dried orange peel, toast, light licorice. Flavor is meaty, malty, toast, coffee grounds, some orange peel, light smoke. Medium bodied, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4770) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Courtesy of tectactoe Bottle: The aroma conssts of moderate-heavy citrus/grapefruit hops, pine, light-moderate chocolate, and light roast. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights with a small light brown head that eventually fades to a thin film. There is some nice lacing rings left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and light roast. The finish has moderate-heavy grapefruit and lighter pine. It?s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a soft mouthfeel. Overall, another Black IPA that I consider to be a hoppy Porter...a very tasty hoppy Porter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Big head Todd on dark brown beer. Aroma is more hops than malt. Malty brown ale with nice hops but unfortunately the Maine chemical edge to the flavour. The most unique "house" aspect I have found in a beer. Comes across as cool but….

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured a near pitch black color with a wispy tan head. Aroma is notes of chocolate, roasted malts, some earthy hops. Flavor is notes of malts, roasted malts, bitter chocolate. Creamy notes. Pretty darn good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2014
4/III/14 - 1Pt. 9Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - bottled: 12/31/13 (2014-245) Thanks to ajax25g for sharing the bottle!

Very dark brown to black beer, irregular fizzy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: smoky, ashes, bit fishy (no really, smells like fish gone bad, we smelled it with three persons), caramel, mocha, coffee, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, fruity start, pineapple, bit soky, cocoa powder, hoppy, sour touch. Aftertaste: bit sour, very bitter hops, ashes, dry, medicinal bitterness, bit smoky, charcoal, coffee grit, way too roasted for me. I would categorize this as a hoppy stout, not a black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4367) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours black into a tulip. Fluffy mocha head with god retention recedes leaving spider lacing to crater surface. Chocolate and tropical fruit aromas. Thin with sweet chocolate and resin upfront turning to espresso in the lasting finish.


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