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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1974) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
12 oz. can, bought @ de Bierkoning, enjoyed at home. Canned 04/02/14, so just over a year old. Black color. Dense, rocky light beige head. with some lacing. Aroma’s upon opening: strong resinous, when poured: still a lot of resin and roast, droppig, licorice. Retronasal it’s roast, wybertjes/zwart-wit, resin, alpha acid. Flavor is light sweet, roasted, droppy. Long finish with lots of roast, some ash, rather (earthy) bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Can, from rougeau13 - Thanks! Black, with a thin beige head. Smells chocolatey. Some woody hop notes, and some molasses and rum. Molasses are much more pronounced in the flavor, then some dark chocolate and a very dry, woody finish. Nice!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ethanTHEtrill (38) - - FEB 2, 2015
Copped from HEB in Pearland. Poured into a 16oz. Tulip. Dark black in color almost a purplish color. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and slight hops. Tastes comes in strong with roasted malts and then a nice hop ending note. This is by far my favorite black ipa. Kudos to three floyds, surly and real ale for this mad collaboration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17889) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
4th January 2015
Can. Big thanks to Theydon Bois for bailing me out here and donating me a can. I drank this previously but mistakenly thought it was Surly and didn’t take notes! Cheers Colin! A black - brown beer with a good cream colour head. Smooth semi dry palate with mild fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, a little roast. Mild and semi dry malt cream. Hops are piney and spicy with mild skunk and a nice hit if sweetish tropical fruits. Traces of coffee and dark chocolate before a light semi dry finish. A rich and tasty CDA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Cask. Black pour. Big sweet cocoa flavors and tropical hops. A beastly brew for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2581) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Black pour. Small light tan head. Plenty of lacing. Taste is bitter and sweet hops with chocolate. Aroma is pretty vacant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2014
12 oz Can. Tasted on 11/18/14. Beer from Total Wine Lewisville,TX. Pours to a nearly black color with a medium tan head. Aroma has notes of leather, slight spiciness, dark malt & a hint of hops. The taste is smooth with a good bitterness upfront followed by a smooth finish. Overall a good black IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5312) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6193) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1577) - 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.

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