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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout...Bad Santa has arrived. This mysterious dark elixir is filled with complex malt flavors and aromas. The toasted malt and roast character blend seamlessly to the alluring citrus and herbal hop aroma that comes from copious amounts of Ahtanum hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2337) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours out a nice opaque black with abundant fluffy beige head. Mellow roast grain aroma, some sharp hop bitterness in the taste to accent the dark malts, but finishes fast and kind of weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1952) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2014

Pours deep brown with a tan head. Dank nose with plenty of orange peel and pine, some roast under than. Thick creamy mouthfeel, bigger than the 6.7% should allow, heavily sugared coffee and hop resins. Totally drinkable, enjoyable even, but short of exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (617) - - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle, brought back from Oregon. Roasted malt aroma with notes of citrus and pine hops. Pours black with decent light brown head with pretty good retention and very little lacing. Starts with strong roasted malt flavors with a but of caramel. Finishes dry with the citrus and pine hops taking the lead. Good black ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidhedonism (185) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: roasty and malty, with hints of coffee and toffee. Taste/Palate: sweet and crisp; finishes creamy and slightly bitter and astringent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
julesjis (151) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Poured from a 22. Nice dark color. Looks very inviting! Aroma is a bit roasty with hints of pine. Flavor is not a roasty as I expected. Definitely has a sweetness to it, berry-like. Has a bitter yet creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mackRIS (35) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours dark brown with a reddish hue. A thick head with good retention. Aroma chocolate, caramel, earthy, floral. Flavor is creamy chocolate, pine, toffee, roasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ctomson (28) - - NOV 24, 2014
A very strong dark ale. Upon opening smells immediately of whiskey. A nice dark complexion with little head and a good sweet aroma. The flavor is so strong of alcohol that it is tough to palate. Not my favorite of ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1769) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Decent malt flavor. If it was a bit stronger it would help a whole lot. Still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (251) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle (22oz $6): Black with big tan head. Aroma is somewhat roasty (hints of chocolate) . Medium body, nice carbonation. Nice bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle at Frank’s Pad, thanks to Frank, 10/11/14. Black with a good sized tan covering that retains very well. Nose is liqourice, spice, dark malts, light charr, earthy hops, dark toffee. Taste comprises pine, bitter grapefruit, charr, spice, earthy hops. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness. Ok CDA.

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