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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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BLAKKR Imperial Black Ale is the spawn of the long awaited collaboration between Surly, Three Floyds and Real Ale Brewing Company. Subtle dark malt and toffee character quickly yields to the citrus and tropical notes provided by a staggering amount of hops. Bonded by their love of brewing and love of metal, this unholy trinity of brewers has unleashed a crushing, black as night double IPA. Hail the mighty BLAKKR! This version of the recipe was brewed at Real Ale Brewing Company and therefore differs from Surly and Three Floyds versions. For other versions, see Surly and Three Floyds entries.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2300) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours a black brown color with a foamy canvas colored head. Notes of toffee, orange peel, and dark chocolate. Silky mouthfeel with a long smoky finish. Great

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1533) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Can. Pours oil black with a decent tan head. Nice burnt malt and sweet nose. Thick and luscious, with flavors of burnt malt, chocolate, and sugar. Easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12321) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Draft. Deep brown color, almost black, beige head. Nice aroma of toasted brownies dipped in coffee. Taste is chocolate covered orange, nice roasty fruity combo. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12 ounce can courtesy of jackl. Thanks! 5/29/14. Pours a near black color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of berry, citrus, chocolate, a bit of crayon. The taste is chocolate, roast, nuts, citrus hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering bitterness. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at BTBF 2014. The smell is roast, hops, pine, nice, great aromas. Good balance. The taste is resin, hops, fruit, roasty, and good. The look is dark brown, cashew colored head. and ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (4328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Black under a khaki foamy head. Bitter aroma with a black char sweetness, featuring loads of piney leafy bitterness. Big rich flavor of roasted malt, a little char, bitter grapefruity piney tones in spades, and a bitter earthy cocoa undertone. Loads of dank bitterness. A bit too much hops for me but still kinda delightful to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (966) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a chocolate colored lacing. The aroma is pine l, chocolate, coffee and citrus

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
GABF 2014 Rating (Denver, CO). Pours a brownish decent hazed hue with frothy light brown head. A firmer lacing and stick around does some work. Aromas are juicy tropical and citrusy fruit. Mango, bubblegum, grapefruit. Some florals, lemon, gentle toastiness grows with gentle biscuit, bread, florals. Initial is medium bodied, some firmer black and biscuity malts. Firmer citrusy grapefruit, florals, juicy tropical bent gives some nice complexity and appeal. Middle is a bit thicker, toasty and black malts, some caramel, a bit thicker but still a firm hop profile. Firmly bitter backend is a nice fresh and trendy hop profile. Dry, bitter, the body clears up a bit more. Bitter floral, opine and rind as we finish up. Nice stuff. Glad to have now tried all three versions.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1769) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can, from blutt59, poured into a glass. Pours black with small dark brown highlights. Aroma is pine hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is herbal hops, some pine, and some roast. Pretty good for a black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chiiidog (42) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours almost pitch black with a small head. Aroma is really hoppy with a little bit of a dark malt backbone. Taste follows. This is really bitter and kind of a challenge to drink. Thick mouthfeel. Overall an impressive black IPA. Probably wonít buy it again because thereís lots of other stuff Iíd rather drink, but Iím glad I tried it.


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