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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, earthiness, light pine and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerRenter76 (720) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally rated on 4/17/14. Glad to find this, I figured it would be tougher to find. Really nice aromas, start with the tropical fruit, big pine tar, and some floral notes from the hops, as it warms the chocolate roasted malts come through, with some earth and booze. Deep black body with a thick cap that settles to a thin film, that leaves some decent lace. Taste hit me with booze upfront, thankfully that settled pretty quick and the other flavors stepped up. Floral, spicy pine resin, big juicy presence of citrus hop flavors of pineapple, orange peel, lemon, and mango. Dark roasted barley malts with notes of chocolate, burnt toast, coffee, grains, oats, light licorice presence as well. Overall im not a big black ale fan, but this stuff is pretty good, no, damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2625) - 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 (6013) - 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 (57) - - 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 (21560) - , 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 (11015) - 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 (2945) - 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 (6937) - 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.

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