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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Lost Highway Imperial Black IPA is a robust imperial IPA that balances the malt characteristics with 100 IBUs of bitterness and finishes with roast and coffee flavors from the Black Patent malt. This big, balanced beer drinks smoothly.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Black-brown in color with soft off-white head. Light sweet roast aroma. Sweet and subtley...hoppy-piney and strong but dominated by roast sweetness.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1244) - Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Draft. Black with ruby highlights. Sustained beige head. Not too bitter or too roasty. Smooth. Great balance all around. Really comes together well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate dark chocolate, roasted malt, citrus/grapefruit hops, and light coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a large tan head that has great retention and leaves behind some spotty soapy lacing. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate, lighter roasted malt, and a touch of caramel. The finish has roasted coffee, lighter citrus/grapefruit hops, and a touch of roasted nuts. It’s medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation. Overall, I’d throw this in the hoppy Porter category like most Black IPAs.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lawnboard (2) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
A quaffable imperial black IPA. Who ever thought those words would come together but it is true. Pours a dark viscous black with light brown lacing. Aroma is immediately a roast malt with coffee and bitter chocolate following as the hops kick in. Very light hop aroma but it works. The taste is foremost a caramel, roast hops and a light sweetness that is backed by a mellow balance from the bittering hops. It has a well balanced body and just enough carbonation to cleanse the most astringent part of the hops out. Would be closer to a cascadian dark ale or an imperial American dry stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 5, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 5, 2014. Received as a trade with jcwattsrugger. Thanks John. A black as night pour with a huge, foamy tan head. The aromas Are on the subtle side with the dark malts played up and the hops played down. But generally nicely balanced. Medium body. Some astringency. The taste tends to lean sweet and malty rather than hoppy but those earthy hops are there. Drinkable all around.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (727) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Deep black with thin white head. Excelent lacing. Not a huge aroma but a light bit of hops. Not overly hoppy but enough and just a bit of roast on the finish. Not as hoppy as others I have had but really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8415) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of toasted coconut, coffee, toasted chocolate and touch of pine. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kenhale (7) - - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 100 ibu doesn?t come through in a good way. Very drinkable though high potency. Coffee nose is subtle.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (781) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Black pour with a very small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. Taste of roasted malts, faint caramel and hops. Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, very well balanced. Went down way too fast, very good sessionable black IPA, alcohol well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Pours up at AZ Strong Ale Fest 2014 with a mahogany colored body that has thin copper edges and supports a thin mocha head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts as well as some dark roasted coffee and to a lesser degree a citrus hop like note. The taste starts with dark roasted malts and some coffee notes and then mild and somewhat vague citrus to spicy hoppiness. The roasted malts pick up into the finish. This tries to come together and it feels like it is going in a cohesive direction but the hops just don’t help this thing get there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Draft - Roast malts and some piney hops. Jet black with a brown head. Dark roast and hoppy bitterness. There is big bitterness in there but well balanced and a nice finish. A nice roasty black.


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