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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (721) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Draft at HopCat GR - pours mostly black . Soft citrus aroma . Taste brings mild roast and a nice floral note . Good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1080) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2014
The color is a clear ruby brown with a large light tan head with good retention, and the aroma blends roasted and dark malts with piney and floral hops. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, a touch sweet, and a touch umami, and the palate fuses a medium-light body, slick and thin texture, bitter finish, and a soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3784) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2014
650 ml. 2013 vintage. Black with a thick spongy foam that slowly settles to a lasting eighth inch. Nose is dark toffee with notes of molasses, chocolate, resin, citrus, cherry and plum. Flavors of dark caramel, semi-sweet chocolate, resin, orange, and dark fruits. Light-medium body is watery with a light astringency from the evergreen in the finish. At first had too much fizz for me, but shows a nice balance and drinkability. With possibly up to a year in the bottle, the hops have certainly diminished a bit, but theyre still noticeable. At this age, it tastes like a "session" version of Bigfoot and theres not a thing wrong with that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3584) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2014
bottle - Pours near black with a one finger tan head. The aroma is mainly of resinous, piney hops. It tastes moderately bitter with soft carbonation and subdued roast malt. Its medium to full bodied with pleasantly lingering bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (632) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour is a dark dark brown/light black with solid presences of garnet around the edges. There is a decent light khaki head that falls down to a film, leaving a lightly spotty lace. The aroma is lightly roasty with a nice light caramel body to it. On the back end there is a little more of a light hoppiness and citrus presence. It's surprisingly light and doesn't carry a dominating presence. The flavor is similar. There is a good roasty, hoppy character, but then it falls off in a hurry. The mouth feel is really thin. There is a light carbonation, followed up by a lightly bitter roasty aftertaste that also vanishes quickly. Not very impressed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnsofistaCat (237) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
Not bad. I swear there is a slight taste of cola. Nose has pretty delicious, bready sniff. Im not sure Im a huge fan of black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3505) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troubles.Pours brown to black with a beige head, aroma of hops, marmalade, orange, chocolate and tangerine, flavor is bitter with grapefruit skin, pomelo, medium bodied, tasty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2438) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troubles. Black, opaque, with tan head. Coffee beans, roasted potatoes aroma, bitter, coke and roast taste, smooth, medium-bodied, carbonated, roasty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1747) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
At a tasting, small creamy head,very dark brown almost black colour, aroma of bread and grain with soy,nuts and a touch of barnyard, strong roasted flavour with dark bread, burned sugar and a touch of citrus with a pleasant long lasting bitterness. Nice but nothing more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troubles. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of piney hops, a bit stale, a bit of roastiness and chocolate notes. Flavor has light sweetness, mild roastiness, piney and resinous hops, slightly stale, and a finish with strong bitterness. Medium-bodied.


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