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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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IPA brewed with black malts which add dark roasted flavors. Dry hopped. Centennial finish. Pairings: Aged cheddars, arugula in vinaigrette, portabella sir-fry.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonkeyBra (3421) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
22oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown that lets a bit of light through. Tan head that settles into a mere film but clings to the glass. Aroma of roast, burnt toast, light chocolate. There some notes of resiny hops, and a bit of pine. The flavor is only mildly bitter, which I find odd and even off-putting for the style. Mostly chocolate and roast dominates the flavor, with a slight spiciness presumably from the hops and some notes of pine. There is a fair amount of nondescript sweetness. It’s medium bodied, and the texture is creamy. It finishes on somewhat bitter piney hop note. This needs more of a hop presence in order for it to be considered anything but a below average take on the style. Unfortunately, from my experience with this style I feel as though bad examples of the style simply seem a lot worse.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle. Opaque, very dark brown pour with a fizzy tan head. Rye, spicy hops, toasted malt, hop resins and citrus rind. Taste is roasty malt, rye, spicy hops, citrus, and soft pine. Body is medium with a bubbly carbonation. Lingering hop bitterness throughout. Finishes with more bitter hops, spicy hops, light pine, citrus notes, roasty malt, and rye notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1920) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle. Pour is brown black with a kahki frothy head that dissipates to a film. Aroma is burnt malt with a solid bitter nose. Taste again burnt roasted malt and gritty dirty bitter hops that come off piny. Palate is rather thin and lacking in body but finishes nice chaulky dry. I really like this style, but this one needed a little something to be awesome.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Burnt malt and hop aromas. Astringent hop flavors and charcoal. Light bodied. Overall burnt and bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bomber. Pours a light brown/dark mahogany with an off white head. Dirty, over ripened fruit, earthy hops and roasted malt on the aroma. Over roasted malt, astringent espresso like bitterness, and a watery body follow. Thin, flabby, and not pleasant. Blarguh!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1129) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours very deep red with a light tan head. Pine and herbal hop aromas against a nutty, roasty malt background. Flavor has pine and citrus with roasted, smoky malts. Kind of tastes soggy, if that makes sense. Just doesn’t work out for me. Somewhat disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1536) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Almost black color. Medium body and head. Muted, roasted malt addition seems to cover some hop flavor and bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours pitch black with a fully receding tan head. Notes of light hop resin, black malt, citrus and grapefruit. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Hoppy citrus nose, some light roast and milk chocolate, but overall, the nose is rather weak and dull. Light to moderately sweet, moderately bitter, some milk chocolate, some citrus hops and very minerally yeast. Meh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Draft at Quenchers. I gotta say that this was surprisingly good. The Oak and Rye were spent and I didn’t even plan on ordering this one. Aroma of fresh pine needles, touch of acidic roast, well balanced and fresh. Flavor is exactly the same, the roast does become a tiny bit astringent towards the end of the glass, lovely green pine needle taste that really complements the roast nicely. Near off-dry, easy drinking, quite clean. This glass was excellent.


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