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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 9.99%
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfratzke (61) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Aroma of piney root beer and citrus. Dark reddish brown with fading tan head. Taste is bitter, resiny, with some slight alcohol. Slight maltiness which I can’t explain, but very nice. Palate is fairly thin for a 10% beer, but goes great with the style.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (235) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Sharp hop aroma with roast, pineapple and cream. Appearance is a dull black color with a lot of light tan foam and tons of lacing. Taste is creamy up front like a cream stout then the hops hit you. Roasty aftertaste with an odd soy sauce/metallic flavor to it. Palate is good for the style. Overall pretty good but not worthy of such a huge rating. To be fair, Black IPA’s are not my favorite style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3434) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
Black colour, cream head. Aroma of pineapple, hops, tropical fruits, roasted malts and citrus. Bitter flavour, hops, malts, black coffee, lots of hops. Bitter hoppy finish, lemon peel, roasted malts and chocolate.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Can split at Bruce’s pad, from an IP trade thanks to Fbc24, 28/11/14. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is pine resin, dark red berries, malt notes, earthy tones, liqourice, mineral notes, cocoa rub. Taste comprises earthy roastings, pine needle, spice, sweet tunes, dank hops, light coffee grinds, liqourice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid CDA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2595) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Opaque black liquid with a medium light tan head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, ash, coffee and licorice. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with notes of citrus, tangerine and light ash. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great BIPA, absolutely top class. Great hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardaxe (290) - - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from can into pint glass. Dark pour with massive head that settled down fairly quickly. Bright hops aroma. Flavor followed suit. Strong, fresh citrus hops. It's aggressive as you would imagine a surly/3F collab to be. There is a hint of roast on the back end but you really have to search for it. Fresh tasting, and the ABV is invisible. Very well done for 10%

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Can in London - big thanks to Coleen. Pours clear deep brown with a foamy tan head. The aroma has some burnt pine, berries, well toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor, some ripe dark fruits, berries, moderate earth and burnt pine bitterness. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes lightly resinous, with more dark malt character, dried fruits, some oily pine. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Can thanks to Colin. It pours darkest brown with a medium light tan head. The nose is rich roast, treacle, candied citrus peel, aniseed, sherbet and charred wood. The taste is dry, bitter, ashy, charred wood, treacle, roasted malt, liquorice, coffee and grapefruit rind with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty tasty all in all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2579) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Medium sized tan head, good retention, lotsa spotty lacing. Black body, slight ruby edging. Nose is lightly piny, some licorice and roast. Body is med/full, oily, soft carbonation, slick on the palate.Lotsa pine and laid back roasty notes, sorta sweet, tad resiny. Slick, sorta sweet finish, distracting, dryer would be gooder to me. Decent. Props to 5K for the sampling!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2245) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Can thanks to Brent. Pours a very dark brown to black. Two fingers of tan head. Aroma is malty and some roast. Medium bodies. Some alcohol present. Overall, very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
on tap @Churchkey-foamy tan head with trailing lace-mahogany. A-resin/citrus/pine-juicy, hint of dk malt. T-resin/citrus/pine-juicy hops with some bite, 2nd roasty dk malt.


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