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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This dark brew is a very unique creation originally conceived at home by one brewer. It is a combination of styles that came from his love of Stouts and Porters coupled with his thirst for bitterness and aroma found in an IPA. It is an IPA with a heart of darkness, an India Black Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
commonshawn (732) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Big bottle from Haskells with commonmac and rosskyle. Nearly black with very thick tan head. Sweet nose with some alcohol. Roasted malt, then very bitter. Pretty poor finish. Not a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
commonmac (758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Large bottle purchased at Haskells. Crazy amount of head in this one. Difficult pour. Black with tan head. Smell is not my favorite but citrus and roasted malts. Taste is primarily bitter with slight caramel and roasted coffee undertones. Really not balanced well. Not one of the best black IPAs on the market. Not my sign.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft. Clear deep dark brown color, beige head. Nice aroma of bright citrus, pine on a roasty background. Taste is very fruity roast, and the combo works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1458) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
An ok black ale, a bit too intense bitterness for us. Pours a nice deep black with a thick brown head. Smells of chocolate covered cherries and coffee. Taste starts slightly creamy and sweet, but is then taken over by hoppiness, with some mint and Rosemary. Lots of after-dinner mint and eucalyptus in the aftertaste. Almost like fisherman's friend cough drops. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
pretty solid example of an aba. very well balanced between the floral hops, roasty goodness, chocolate, and bitterness. this beer was well received all around, looks, tastes, and smelled good."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (761) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a dark and deep brown with a big, long lasting tan head. The aroma has plenty of roasted malts, to go along with a milder combination of pine and grapefruit, some chocolate and coffee. The taste is very dry. The malts are much more subdued and replaced with strong flavors of lemon as the main theme. I find pine, chocolate, herbal hops, and light grapefruit. Aftertaste consists of lemon and lasts a long time. Medium in body, slick, yet a bit sticky in texture, while about average in carbonation. This one is rather interesting. Its a little different than most you find in this style. Its well worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Nice. Perhaps not roasty enough. I’m getting the hops, but prefer more maltiness in this style. But that’s a nit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1816) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours two fingers of light tan head on a dark brown body. The aroma is roasted malt, burnt lemon and pine. The taste is burnt malt with a little coffee and some lemon bitterness. The texture is quite soft and pillowy with moderate carbonation. An excellent black ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Dark brown pour. Medium tan head. Aroma is cocoa and pine. Flavour is baker's chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt. Piney hop. Wonderfully smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, fruittiness, light dark roast coffee and a hint of smoke. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, licorice, bakers cocoa and light coffee with a crisp dry lingering roasty finish.

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