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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2082) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Draft sampler pours black with a off white head. Aroma of roaster malt, citrus, and floral. Taste is the malts, and nice hops.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4212) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
Draft - Piney earthy hops. Jet black with a rich brown head. Hoppy bitterness and flavours, with a roasty rich finish. Rich body and creamy finish. Very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2014
Rich mahogany body with an orangish caramel head. The is weighted with malt, pineapple, and grapefruit notes. Strong punchy grapefruit and miscellaneous fruity notes on the palate. Sweet, sticky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1310) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On Tap at the Row in Nashville TN. Dark Black pour with a thin white head. Nose is of good fragrant esters and sharp floral hop notes. Taste is good crisp bitters with a medium amount dark roasted malt. Body is thin to medium full. Great finish. a very nice Black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2610) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
13 Mar 2014, tap. black. nose is mild dark chocolate stout. thin body and moderately fizzy. bitter dark chocolate, some grassy hops, mild bitter finish. pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3958) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Tap. The look is a dense, cashew colored head. Dark brownish colored. The smell is roast, grass, stale hops, hay, and mush. The taste is roast, toast, hops, fruit, and ok.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Thin, light, dry and bitter. Not much flavor to hang onto, finishes quickly without much afterthought.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
On tap. Pours a watery black with light head. Aromas of light citrus/pine and malts. Flavors are similar though a little thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft at Flying Saucer Nashville: I'd rate it as a c+ or b- brew. Not very remarkable but solid. If you see other IBA options, I'd take the risk. Solid but not outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (138) - Tennessee, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pottygok (469) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Growler. Aroma: Caramel and chocolate malts, with hints of floral hops. Appearance: Inky black, with thick tan head. Taste: Light-medium sweetness with light bitterness. Very well balanced. Palate: Full body, thick, slick texture, lively carbonation, long finish. Overall: This is a very solid beer. A little hoppy in the finish, but not overwhelming. Very tasty and something that I would seek out again.


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