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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 9.99%
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Imperial black ale.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2727) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Can with massive thanks to Scott. Pours a very thick looking motor oil black with a cream colored head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and spruce with maybe a hint of lemon and mint. Flavor is very solid... lots of that chocolate malt presence, a brash pine presence and a citrusy/minty finish. (Iím not completely sold on ímint,í but that seems to be what Iím getting here. I canít think of any other beers that werenít advertised as "mint" beers that I have got that flavor on, though...) Damned good stuff, but that kind of goes to figure, right?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xhophead (17) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Dark, minimal head, perfectly balanced toasty malt and hop. One of the better black IPAs I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1328) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 5, 2016
"Blackened is the end" - Metallica. Surly, what is this unholy concoction thou hast wrought? It pours black with a rich head that stays till the bitter end. And the end IS bitter, just as it is in the beginning. It starts with roasted malt bitterness. Tobacco, coffee, smoky wood, bitter chocolate. Then it changes into hop briskness. Zesty, leafy, woodsy (again, but different) and resinous. 999 is the new heretical number. Should you choose to drink of this wicked brew, you can abandon any hopes of peacefully shuffling off this mortal coil. Instead, itíll be burned away, and you too will be blackened.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4984) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2016
On tap at El Bait Shop. Black appearance with a tan head. Dark, roasty malts balanced by a moderate hop bitterness with notes of chocolate, pine and light citrus fruits. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2016
16oz can. Medium brown head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some roast, light coffee. Medium-full body, some stickiness, light effervescence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2382) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
Draft @ Mikkeller CBC 2014. Dak brown, brown head. Of-dry, medium body, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, roasted, resin, spruce, orange peel, coffee, ashes. (2014-05 backlog)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brandon31g (35) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2016
Pours a almost black body with a huge light beige head which leaves lots of lacing. Aroma consists of well balanced portion of citrus, roasted malt, coffee and herbs. Taste starts with a short milky sweetness, then transforms into great pine and dark chocolate bitterness. The finishing is long and toasty and the mouthfeel is oily.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaturtle (11) - - MAY 21, 2016
外观呈深黑色&#

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Booga (60) - Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
16 oz can to pint. Dark brown pour with 3 finger beige head. Very roasty smell vs the citrus smell others report. It has good body and nice flavor. Bitter flavor but the malt aromas overpower the hop aromas. ABV pretty well hidden. More of a dark ale than black IPA. I would like to have more of the citrus or pine flavors of black IPAs. This is good beer but didnít knock my socks off like I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidezdonz (287) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAY 13, 2016
A 1 pint can canned on 26th January 2016 and poured into an oversized wine glass. It poured a dark dark brown colour with an orange hue and a slightly less than one finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly but left nice lacing. Aromas are a mix of piney and citrus orange hops and roasty dark chocolate. Taste starts sweet-ish citrusy orange followed by caramel malt, light roast coffee and chocolate plus a hint of char before ending with a lasting pine and juicy citrus light bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Overall a nicely balanced Black IPA that hides itís high ABV well.


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