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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 9.99%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1863) - Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Can: Thanks, Corey! Black center, some deep brown around the edges, topped with a light, leathery tan head that transcends quickly to a foamy collar. Aroma has notes of light roast, chocolate, pine needles, some dank hop oils, mild bitter citrus peels, & some spicy, ashy hop notes in the back-end. Taste is more malt heavy & actually has a fairly apparent sweetness up front... burnt caramel, mild roast & char, a hint of sweet chocolate. Mid-palate, things switch from malty to hoppy; bitter grapefruit pith & orange zest, sticky pines, & floral bitterness, leading into a lasting finish full of both hoppy notes & slick, toasted malt sugars. Would never guess this one was nearly 10% ABV... Very enjoyable black IPA, a style that can be very hit or miss. This one’s a little sweeter than most, certainly not a bad thing.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (107) - GREECE - SEP 16, 2014
From tap at Copenhagen, CBC 2014. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma with chocolate, light hoppy. Taste is light sweet, roasted, coffee and hoppy bitter. Medium body, oily with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
can shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy dark brown with a small reviving light beige head, good retention and lacing. sweet resinous chocolate, tropical melons, lightly sweet roasted maltiness, citrus, raisiny fruitiness, dry molasses, dust, touch of ashes. average carbonation, medium body - oily and quite thick, sweetish tropical-citrusy finish. much appreciated, as opposed to my buddies. oh well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
I’ve had several other Blakkrs, so I’m glad I finally got to try this one as well. Thanks, Corey, for bringing it to DC! Draft at Churchkey. Black color, huge brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of pine forest. Taste is roasty pine. Very tasty.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TripCampbell (13) - USA - SEP 6, 2014
Can, drunk in a stout glass. Hop and chocolate aroma, nut brown head. Crisp Carmel taste

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Can 473ml. Pours black with low-medium beige head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of resin, pine, citrus, roasted malt. Taste is of sugar, pine, resin, bitterness, coffee. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Nice malt features. Coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2767) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Can. From Andrew, thanks! Dark brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of mocha, roasted malt, chocolate, raisins notes and earthy presence. Taste is moderately sweet with piney notes, mocha, chocolate and light raisins. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Moderately dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent drinkability. Tasty stuff, but too heavy in flavors for my liking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luk_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Can. Black-brown pour with mocha head. Aroma feels artificial like the bad Founders. Some coffee, nuts, mocha and a hint of hoppiness. Taste is nutty, mollasses, some roastiness ad light grassiness. Not my type.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eruizgarcia (199) - - AUG 29, 2014
Pours a beautiful black with foamy thick tan head. Aroma is oak, chocolate and ash, very roasty yet with a clear citrus bitterness throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3130) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, green session. 03/05/2014. Dark black / caramel coloured pour with a lasting sticky tan head. Aroma is nice big piney hop, resinous, varnish, and just a touch of roast. Flavour is dark malt, pine, resin, some citrus hops. Palate is clean, chalky high carbonation. Really good black IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Can. Hilarious label that reminds me of a drawing that Napoleon Dynamite would do. Thickly hoppy and malty, dank wet green hop character, hearty roasted malts. Dense and delicious.


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