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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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When was the last time you found yourself trapped under the surface of the dark sea, entwined in the tendrils of the unseen forces of nature? With Evil Octopus, a black beer loaded with 8 hop additions (one for each leg of this magnificent beast), taste the inky black goodness that only the mouth of danger can provide, as you and the Evil Octopus mount an attack on your taste buds, coating them with a splash of currant, that heavenly floral aroma, and a 6.2% ABV that reminds you why dressed up like a pirate this morning.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Medium dark coffee brown that has the perfect balance of malt and hops. There is a smooth coffee/toffee taste with a wonderful citrus grapefruit flavor that works amazingly well. One of the best Black IPA’s I have had and possibly the best beer brewed in Middle Tennessee! Try this.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2891) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has a bit of chocolate and roast malts. The flavor is very bitter with lots of hop goodness. The finish is dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jnkor (326) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Sometimes I hate character limits. This was a good malty beer, smooth, but with a sourish finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12171) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Keg at Flying Saucer, Nashville, 15/02/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent light tan covering. Nose is charr, spice, biscuit, trace of pine. Taste comprises bitter hops, spice, pine needle, earthy, light cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate CDA but not one to revisit for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Tasted on 1/17/15 on tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown with a thick tan head that leaves average sticky lace. The nose is molasses, coffee, and pine resin hops, some dark bread. The flavor is a touch of molasses bread up front, moving to the nice resin and coffee bitterness. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long bitter resin and roasted coffee finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
soundpal (2) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015 does not count
Smoothest IBA I have ever had the pleasure of tasting! Coffee notes aren’t too heavy, floral aroma is perfectly blended with the roasty malts and extra hop addition!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (6674) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2015
On tap at Flying Saucer Nashville, June 2014. Dark brown pour, almost black, nice tan head, good lacing. Whoaaaa, way too much floral or orange aspect or something... smells like very fragrant cheap hotel soap, no joke. Mrs. Owl wouldn’t even drink it. It’s in the flavor as well, way too strong. Otherwise hints at some roast and chocolate. Gross.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1590) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Malty hoppy not very hoppy. Dark decent mouthfeel. Okay to average. Not an ipa however. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2015
On tap a Hops and Craft poured a clear dark reeddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt,earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light to medim bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, pine and light citrus with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (190) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Dark black draft poured with little head but decent lace. Heavy hops with hint of fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (15190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Draft at Flying Saucer Nashville. Deep clear brown color. Aroma of lightly toasted brownies. Taste is pine needles dipped in bitter cocoa and then dunked in coffee. Delicious.


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