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Pizza Port Big Black Poochie
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black Double IPA named after Roberta "Poochie" Robinson.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2010
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Black - offwhite head. Nice sharo hoppy. Burned. Dry burned. Resin. Nice bitterness. Lovely. Coffee. Grassy. Crispy. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 9, 2010
On tap, PP Carlsbad. Pours black as night, with a white head. Aroma has huge floral hop aspect, with pine and chocolate playing a role. Palate is medium with a slightly creamy element that matched the dark hue of the beer perfectly. Flavor is blasts of flowers, resin and pine, with an ash-bitter delicious finish. Loved this beer throughout, a shame I had it so late in a night of drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7855) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours with a near black body and an off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, earthy, orange, spicy aroma. Very hoppy. Taste is also very hoppy with tropical fruit, citrus and very light roast (fine by me). Dry and yummy with lively bubbles.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Deep brown pour with a tight tan head. The nose is really bright and hoppy. Very bright, hoppy nose. Lots of hoppy dankness and herbal character over a touch of light cocoa. Brash and chewy with just a kiss of pine on the back of the palate. I get more of the dark malt on the nose than on the palate which is all hops all the way. Intense bitterness on the finish, especially as it warms up. This is another fine brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10822) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
A: The pour is nearly black, but we’ll call it very dark brown. The head is khaki in color and somewhat minimal in terms of size. S: There is a nice citrus note to the nose in the form of oranges and grapefruits, along with quite a bit of sweet tropical fruit. The amount of (sweet) malt presence was also surprising, and there is not much in the way of the roast. T: This beer is far too sweet for my liking. Lots of caramel, some alcohol, and sweet fruit notes from the hops. The pineapple flavor seems to be especially prevalent. M: The body is a bit thick and could be a bit syrupy at points. The carbonation is moderate. D: The Black "IPA" is a trend that I’m generally a fan of (yes, I’m a sucker). But this beer didn’t live up to my hopes and just was too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3148) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2010
Pitch black color, very hoppy grapefruity, over truffles, dark fruit with a touch of molasses in the nose. Very rich dark chocolate and dark fruit over a massively hoppy mouth. Way over the top hoppy mouth. The hops feel like they are goin to rip apart your tastebuds. All roasted flavors are basically lost. Just way too much, but not with out merit. Seriously a top three hoppiest beers I’ve ever had. Wow.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Pint on cask@Carlsbad: Darkest brown/black color with a light brown/tan head. This one is hard to describe. It has a light roasty, citrus aroma. Flavor is roasty, but not quite chocolate or coffee. It has some light citrus, but no grapefruit bitterness. The finish is only lightly bitter. Medium body is smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. Maybe this one is not at it’s best served on cask.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(on tap at carlsbad). Pours dark caramel with off-white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is sweet and bitter. The hops are very pronounced with there is a silky chocolate smoothness as well. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Like the sophisticated city cousin of Old Viscosity. Tap and growler from Pizza Port in Carlsbad pours a deep espresso brown with a thick but light colored tan head leaving near continuous lacing. Aroma favors caramel and dark roasted malts with some aromatic citrusy hops. While the beer looks like a porter, it has the sparkly lighter flavors more of a well balanced imperial IPA. There are dark roasted grains, some licorice, coffee, cherries, and a touch of tobacco. But those subtle darker characteristics are blown away by the gang-buster floral hops. The finish lingers mostly in your nose. It feels like a session beer to the tongue, but with an alcohol wallop to the brain.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Dark brown with a medium sized beige head. Loads of hops hit the nose and to follow it up plenty of hard roasted malt, pine, grapefruits and hints of coffee. Flavour had loads of hops, pine, grapefruits, lemons, hard roasted malt and caramelish notes. Finished seriously bitter and dry. Nice one.


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