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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our first real hoppy stout that tastes a lot like what people are calling Black IPAs these days. This is an American Stout that features both roasty and hoppy characters from Roasted Barley and dark Caramel malts plus Cascade and Galaxy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Roasty, chocolate and a little coffee. A fairly standard stout. But ok nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Dark brown pour, light brown head. Flavors of molasses, hops and a dry stout. Tastes like shoot Guinness foreign extra stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1295) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Smells pretty good and has a bit of pine in the nose, kinda a hoppy smell to it. Taste is similar but less hops and more in the chocolate sweetness that tends to dominate American stouts these days. Good beer, as always from them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (339) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2013
It's a pretty fine toasty hoppy stout/ ipa... Good but not as smooth and loveable as I once remembered ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (827) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bomber. Pitch black pour with mocha head. Slight rim retention. Nose of roast and coffee. Taste of coffee albeit a fairly "instant" coffee type. Roast is nice. Bottled in Dec 2012 so the hops are almost nonexistent. A bit thin for a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle, dark black pour, medium bodied stout. Nice roastiness, solid dose of chocolate, pretty hoppy/ bitter. nice stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4093) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks Etan! Black with a medium slowly diminishing beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, citrus (grapefruit), grassy hops and slight chocolate. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with roasted malt, citrus, grassy hops, chocolate and a slight bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Light to medium body. Slightly creamy, but not thick at all. Good balance. Very good Stout. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4319) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Can't believe I've never seen this. Poured from 22 oz bottle. Jet black with no head. Nutty chocolate aroma. Delicious black IPA / stout hybrid. Rich flavor. Hoppy. Great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottled. Pours black with a medium-brown head. A fair amount of lacing but nothing spectacular. Roasty malt nose with just a hint of grassy hops. Flavor is rich, roasty malt. Notes of coffee and cocoa powder. A nice hop bitterness to the finish. Medium palate with a fair amount of carbonation. A solid if not a spectacular American Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamChandler (3783) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2013
Thanks Adam. Enjoyed at 55F in a Cantillon Wine glass. No head even on a vigorous pour. Poured like BCBS, oily but yet only 7.5%! Nose is fruity like tangerines and raisins with some dark chocolate. Taste is nice. Drinks like a stout with the hoppiness of an IPA and the mouth feel of a porter. The texture of this at such a low ABV is just interesting. It’s a great beer and the galaxy hops are so easy to pick out and so delicious.

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