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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
651mL shared at Congregation Azusa. Pours black with red highlights. Weak foam. Nose is hoppy black IPA style with dank hops, roast, tar, meat, olive. Taste is dusty, ashy moving to some buttery chocolate, hazelnut, slick dairy, coffee with creamer. Strange, maybe some diacetyl is in there but taken over by hop content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a black with tan head. Aromas that remind me of a black IPA. I guess that is what they were going for. I enjoyed the beer, but if they are going for the BIPA, then go for it. Roast and hops are definitely on the nose and the tongue. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5370) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle shared, poured a black color with aromas of roasted malt, coffee, light grapefruit, some grass, and a touch of chocolate. Flavors were the same, decent malt profile, roast, and then some light citrusy hops, solid beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - 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 (10872) - 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 (1445) - 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 (384) - Aurora, Illinois, 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 (848) - 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 (7021) - 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 (5293) - 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.

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