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RATINGS: 147   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
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Black with a medium creamy beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, resinous, tropical fruits and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, pine, tropical fruits, caramel and a light bitter finish. Medium body. Slightly dry. Average carbonation. Good Black IPA. A tad watery on the finish, but well balanced and drinkable aplenty. I preferred Another One though.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Draft at Churchkey. Beautiful black pour with a medium-sized off-white head. Nose and flavor are fully rife with earthen loam and rich pine and spruce bitterness, hints of pink grapefruit and lemon rind, and beautiful chocolate and roasty bitterness. Smooth and flavorful throughout the taste. Not quite as vibrant as my favorites of the style (Shaun Hill), but that’s a tall order, and this is an outstanding brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Nice roasty aroma. Rounded roasty flavor that lingers...quite light yet super flavorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Black pour from bottle. Huge chocolate and cocoa taste. Coffee too. Smooth but still a pretty hoppy beer. Really enjoyable

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Huge piney danky hoppiness and chocolate back bone somehow work in this one without being too muddled. Roast and citrus are light and round it out well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2042) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottled. Brownish black pour. Biggsh ihead. Aroma is yeast, rye and hints of malt. Interesting taste of malts mixed with funk hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours a solid black color with a huge tan head that persists forever. Earthy hoppy aroma with a roasty chocolate some dark fruit and a hint of cardboard. The flavor is earthy and citrus hoppy with a fair amount of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick roasty gritty mouthfeel. Nice hoppy porter very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2026) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany, almost black with a large beige head. Aromas are floral with dark, roasted malt. Buttery mouthfeel with plenty of hops and malt showing through. Long, bitter finish. Awesome beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (1878) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma has a bit of milk chocolate, quite a bit of vanilla, and a light smoke. The taste is quite bitter, roasty, more bitter, solid duration. Great in the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (1863) - New York, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle while hanging out with my son late night. Pours deep brown with lovely head and nice lacing. Despite being stuffy ingot a nice nose of cocoa and hops. Tastes of piney hops, grapefruit, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and herbs. Creamy yet bitter mouthfeel. Another winner from Maine.


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