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Sprecher Black IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Sprecher Black IPA contains seven varieties of malt balanced with a generous amount of predominately Cascade hops. This medium-bodied beer begins smoothly with roasty flavors thanks to the malts, and has a pleasantly bitter finish thanks to the hops. It is both a big beer and delicate one. Every sip will keep your palate engaged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Had at Autumn Brew Review 2013, bitter black malt mess, kinda had a funk finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
22oz bottle 4/25/13 (Binny’s Naperville Clearance Rack)-62° in Shaker-Pours black with a big loose tan head. Aroma of malt, wood, smoke, and a little anise. Taste of malt, smoke, wood, and hops. This medium bodied brew is a mess. I was expecting more but disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cybercat (5115) - Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Strong aroma is quite resiny with a citrus underpinning and a smoky note. It pours a beautiful warm sable with a thick, frothy and rather persistent light tan head. Flavor has a hoppy, woody core and a nice smoky tone - but not much else. Has a watered-down feel to it. Texture has only average body an fizz, and the smoky, hoppy finish is unpleasantly green-wood bitter. Too bad the flavor didn’t match the tempting appearance, or this would have been a damned good beer. Well, better luck next batch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
22oz bottle. Black pour. Aroma of earthy, leathery, wooded hops. Heavy roast. Burnt sulphur match tip flavor. Thin, nice roast. Licorice bitterness. Lingering hop. (3610)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chawkfan (27) - USA - JAN 26, 2013
Nothing much going on with this beer. Couldn’t smell anything and the taste was rather bland

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2012
While this beer is beautiful to look at, with great lacing in the head, its taste does not deliver, as its bitterness overshadows any scent of grapefruit or citrus flavors at the end of the sip. This BIPA has a definite smokey flavor throughout, but really leaves a bad after taste. I would expect Sprecher’s to have a better product than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmohno (1521) - Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Dark chocolate/black.Good sized head,creamy foam,nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy with citrus,some sweetness,breadiness,maybe slight chocolate.Maybe some oxidation .B vitamins?- Later on. Taste starts off good/ok but ends on an astrigent burnt malt finish.With piney bittering.Seems overly roasty/burnt. KInd of almost tasteless until warming then hosp show can do without the abrubt finish. Medium/light bodied.This is ok but dont know why everybody seems to hate it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
uhclem (418) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Not the best. All things being equal, the deal-breaker was the burnt, ashy taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a brown head without much retention. Weird bready, tangy, burnt, ashy, herbal, sort of spicy, unpleasant aroma. Bitter, burnt roasty, coffee, ashy/smoky, herbal, slight veggie flavor. Gross.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (9005) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma had roasted malts, chocolate, ash and some vague earthy hops. The flavor has dark roasted malts, ash, some earthy bitter hops with a dry bitter finish. Not much in the way of flavoring hops. This is not something I would revisit.

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