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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1173) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (325) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (787) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6621) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3532) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3638) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allfreej (553) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (3309) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
A: Wow, huge grapefruit and mango citrus - chocolate covered orange peel, subtle roasted malts and coffee A: Pours a dark brown and sits pitch black with a creamy mocha head - great lacing and retention T: Very bitter and surprisingly refreshing. Big citrus hops, bitter dark chocolate and coffee, and subtle caramel P: Pretty active carbonation, medium body. Smooth and refreshing O: The hops hide almost all stout character, but it works really well, however, doesn’t warm well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5047) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
This poured a medium to dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of earthy and orange rind hops, with light choclate and roast there as well. Flavor was a good blend of bitter and herbal hops, blended with ashey burnt malts and chocolate. Good.


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