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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Hop Noir is a delectable Black IPA, dripping with piney, aromatic Centennial hops. The malt base is dark and rich, anchored by organic black malt. This provides a strong foundation for the extravagant kettle hopping and dry-hopping that this beer experiences. Enjoy with a night-light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Foil wrapped screw bottle cap topped bomber (this combination is a first for me, screw top and foil wrapped!) pours dark mahogany with full mocha head. The aroma is a bit disjointed with pine hops, card board, citrus, burnt malts, black strap molasses and spicy anise. Doesn’t smell all that great. The taste begins with an initial mix of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, bitter and bold resiny pine hops and a dash of grapefruit hops. Toward midway the roasty malts are joined by some chocolate and earthiness. The taste is great since I’m in the perfect mood for this. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2143) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2011
The pour is a deep black with a half-inch silky, tan head. The aroma is vibrant with earthy, piney hops and rich, dark malts with a baking chocolate note. The body is medium and glistens on the tongue. There is a bold, dry-hopped bitterness exploding at the end. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5749) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez A Street Liquors (Hull, MA). Arôme: Légère odeur d’houblons résineux. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’houblons et de torréfaction. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #3682)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2011
22oz from Sam’s, Durham, on the recommendation of BBQ. Glad I took my man up on the tip, because this one is - particularly given its relatively nice price - a pretty good entry in the still extant craze. Oily, inky pour with mild sediment and a big creamy head. Nose of sharp dry hops and anise. Mouthfeel is full, almost luxuriant. Taste is very dusty and dry, and a bit spicy, almost like a black saison even though still hoppy as balls. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3708) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Very roasted almost burnt tasting. Not very bitter, darker malts definetly come though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2324) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Intensely roasted flavor almost burnt charcoal. The hops are relatively muted. A bit different for this style but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Very nice fresh hop aroma prominent with spice, pine and fresh grass. Black with ruby/brown highlights. Thick tan head which rains down at pouring. Taste is rich with hop character but not overwhelmingly bitter. Some of the roastiness of the dark mounts comes through as well but still leaves center stage to the hop oils. Not particularly alcoholic. More malt on the finish. Moderate body. Sticky lips when finished. Lots of the dark malt left far into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
My bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel. Pours a very deep ruby, almost black, with an average size diminishing frothy beige head. Aroma of green leafy hops and roasted malt. Flavour of roasted malt, leafy hops and a roasty, very bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. I’m not crazy about this style of beer but this is alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palidor19 (2946) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
the aroma smells like licorice. the rest of the beer lack any qualities. weak palate unpleasant flavors and a strong burnt aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
The aroma is grassy and has a slight burnt malt quality. The taste is like metallic insecticide which is ironic for an organic. The appearance is dark brown. The palate is thin. Overall I am really disappointed.

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