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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our black IPA is bursting with crisp, clean bitterness and layers of wonderful American hop character. Pale Ale, Munich and Naked Golden Oats give a toasty malt backbone with a smooth mouthfeel. The dark ominous color comes from the Chocolate Malt and the de-husked highly roasted malt. We want the layers of hops to shine against this roasty malt backdrop. Warrior, Citra, Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo lend bitterness as well as a wonderful cornucopia of aromas and flavors of fresh citrus fruit, pine, fresh cut mint and fresh flowers they offer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5216) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark color. Notes of chocolate and roast followed by hop profile in nose and taste. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (1556) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Dark brown black beer with a thin head of tan bubbles. Aroma is floral hops and medium malt. Taste is medium roasted malt and a bit of floral hops. The body is nearly silky with some liveliness. Very nice sticky resin. Good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2015
22oz bottle. Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, pine hops, some tropical fruit, & citrus; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, pine hops, citrus and cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bomber shared with lamont, pitch black pour with kacki head, aroma is hoppy joy, i could drink this all day, LOVE IT!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (429) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
Rated from a bomber served in a tulilp glass. The beer pours a rich black, almost opaque in its hue. There is a fairly thick khaki colored head than recedes down and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is interesting. Cocoa, chocolate, mild roasted coffee, bright citrus hops, and hints of pepper in the back. Taste is somewhat puzzling. Coffee and tons of roasted malts meets a grapefruit and pine forward hop mix. It took me a few sips to figure out if it works or not, and it does. The beer is pretty dry from start to finish and there is a resiny, bitter flavor that lingers on the tongue. Overall a nice representation of the style and a beer I look forward to every seasonal release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4956) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
Draft during EBF weekend. Poured a really nice looking pitch black body under a large pillowy beige head. Aroma of pineapple, burnt grapefruit, chocolate, roastiness and very slight soapiness. Flavor is similar along with some chocolate and milk. Medium body with average carbonation and an average duration on the roasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2685) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
22oz bomber shared by JohnGonk. Poured a dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, and light citrus notes. Taste of ash, burnt toast, dark chocolate, pine, and old citrus fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edwardbass (674) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Very, very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roasty malt and some grassy hops. Taste is citrus rind, roasted grain, a tiny bit of dark chocolate and a bit of malt sweetness. Palate is a tiny bit lighter than some black IPAs. Pretty good,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (1187) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2015 Draft at Potter’s Bar in Chicago. Aroma is roasted malts and piney hops with faint citrus. Tastes earthy, leather, ash, pine resin. Has an underlying sweetness and a powerfully bitter finish. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Damn good shit. Citrus hops with a good roasted malt backbone.

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