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RATINGS: 74   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
napdynmite (64) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Delicious with strong coffee notes. Not lacking for flavor and character. Breathe deep when drinking and enjoy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Canít say enough good things about this beer, I hope itís one Iíll be able to drink again. Worth stopping by for if you like a hoppy stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Goose Island Stout Fest 2012 in Chicago, IL. This was fantastic. Appearance is pitch black with a rich off white head. Aroma of strong yeast and hops presence, more hoppy than anything else, which was welcome after drinking a ton of dominating/un-hoppy beers. Taste equal parts hops and chocolate which is unique, taste its pretty good, tad bitter, but thoroughly enjoyable. Great stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3113) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Tap flight at the brewery. Wasnít sure what to expect. I generally donít like black IPAs. Even though this is a stout, it has been compared to black IPAs. Amazingly floral and citrussy nose that reminds me of Fruity Pebbles cereal. Taste is similar. Unlike a lot of roasty black IPAs, the hops are forward in this brew and they are delicious. Fruity Pebbles in the mouth with just a hint of roasted malt in the background. Not astringent at all. Medium high lacing and a moderate palate. A nice surprise and a great beer .

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damayor (8) - - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
Hoppy yet very well balanced. The hoppy bitterness mixes well with the roasted malt. A great version of an American stout. Worth seeking out. damayor---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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, doesnít warm well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2875) - 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. Itís a great beer and the galaxy hops are so easy to pick out and so delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Has a rather light scent up coffee, but then chocolate and pine starts to come into the scent. Taste is an awesome chocolate and coffee roast with some smokey character and booze kick. Quite a complex and interesting brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Draft at rev, pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma has a wonderful juicy grapefruit and piney hop with big chocolate roast malt notes. Solid nose. Flavors start off nice, big piney and gritty hop bitterness while a malt bitterness takes over and adds uber bitter dark chocolate notes, this evoles or rather devolves into a rough ashy, raisin and booze finish. Body isnt as thick as youíd expect from a stout making me take the "this is really a black ipa" side of the assumed debate. Either way you call it, itís damn hoppy, beautifully rugged, and a welcome start to a sure to be tough winter.


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