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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


Fatehunter's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1327) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (12932) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1047) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - 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."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (714) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1305) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Nice. Perhaps not roasty enough. Iím getting the hops, but prefer more maltiness in this style. But thatís a nit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1955) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10070) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2013
On tap at Brewsters, LAX. Handsome deep-dark brown pour with a medium prickly head. Nose a bit more dank and chocolatey than the sharp aroma you usually get with this style (though thatís not to say that sharpness is lacking). More of an emphasis on the B than is customary, in other words. Plenty of pine in the nose, and thatís the dominant hop trait in the taste as well. Itís framed by plenty of roasted malts, and a good bit of choc and caramel. Decent enough brew, almost could be considered a very hoppy porter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7043) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2012
22oz bomber pours dark mahogany with an inch tall densely cobweby mocha colored head. The aroma offers up a pleasing mix of pine hops, dank earthy hops and spicy hops. This has a promising start. The taste, luckily, is similar with dank to pine to spicy earthy hop goodness where thereís slivers of citrus like hops in there somewhere too. This has nice rich flavors with loads of bitter hops and plenty of flavor hops as well as a mild degree of malt roastiness to balance it out a tad. Excellent stuff.


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