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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Pours dark borwn/black with a medium sized, offwhite head and spider web lace. Smells dark and hoppy with big, sweet, citrusy hops with a hint of slight chocolatey sweetness from the dark malts. Tastes big and citrusy hoppy, resiny and good. Full bitterness. Some sweet, roasty, sweet maltness too but the hops overpower most of that. Full, semi-syrupy body with good carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1374) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
From memory. I’ve had this multiple times on tap at PP Carlsbad and from cask at the same location. Non-cask is my preferred version. Pours dark black with a slight tan head. When fresh the beer is absolutely ripped resinous pine, bitter hops, and a touch of citrus. Just a glorious aroma. Taste follows the aroma with the heavy pine/bitter hops dominating before giving way to a nice, dark malt backdrop. Clean, almost creamy feel in the mouth. One of my personal favorites from PP Carlsbad.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUN 6, 2010
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Poured into 16oz pint glass. Pour is dark brown/black with little to no head. Aroma is of piny hops with a hint of roasted malt character. Mouthfeel was moderate to thin with very good carbonation. Taste is of roasted malts but ends with a nice hoppy bittnerness on the pallet. 10.5% ABV hidden exremely well.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
On draught ... PP Carlsbad. - wonderful hop driven aroma. I can’t get over the surly darkness of it, but it tastes like pure hop delight. Not very thick, thin head, satisfying weight and mouthfeel. Very nice and surprisingly so.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malevolent666 (2) - USA - JUN 3, 2010 does not count
Cask at obriens. Roasty, hoppy and strong. Interesting mix of flavors. Not sure what hop combination. Maybe simcoe tossed in somewhere. Another fine ipa by port.


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