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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 9.99%
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Imperial black ale.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3099) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3162) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
30 may 2015, bottle. black. Nose is spiced cola. Med body and moderately fizzy. Harsh cola and burnt toast. Meh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (881) - CROATIA - JUN 28, 2015
Tap (at Warpigs); black pour with a beige head; aroma of tropical fruit, pine, and roasted malt with a hint of dark fruit; taste is more bitter than sweet with pine, tropical fruits and then malt with a hint of dark fruit; finish is dry and bitter; good black IPA

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmohno (1234) - Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 Black, delicious, smooth, balanced. Wow. Nice. An expensive beer that’s actually worth its high craft beer price, pricey and worth it. well done. I think I would give credit to 3floyds more, due to my impression with the rest of surly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (299) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2015
16 Oz can. Pours black with beige head. Strong piney citrus aroma. Taste follows with a bitter malt dry finish. Pretty good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseyLoo (2) - Bentonville, Arkansas, USA - JUN 15, 2015 does not count
Poured from can. Dark brown/black appearance with beige head. Slightly bitter aroma of hops. Sweet pine nose with a dark chocolate, bitter malty finish. Not too boozy. Smooth palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emusche (47) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours black with creamy head. Good retention. Aroma is heavy pine, hops, and creamy malt. Taste is malt, Citra hops and spicy pine. Nice mixture. Love the idea of brewers getting together and getting creative. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Canned. Poured deep brown with a sticky toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweet roasty black malts, honey, and slightly oxidized fruity notes topped by a hit of pine and citrus.. seemed like the hops faded a bit. The flavor found roasty honey and black malts at the core with lightly bitter fruity notes and peppery spice around.. finished tart and a touch boozy. Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation.. this particular can was past it’s prime.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (777) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
On tap. Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has nice pineapple and citrus aroma along with a flavor of fruity hops and toasty malt and licorice over a heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimGustavo (9) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
Pours a beautiful black with tan foam. I have a bit of a cold, so I can’t smell much. Nice butter hop punch that isn’t overpowering and fades into a nice malty finish that isn’t over powering. Definitely a great beer

3.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
thepalms (1) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
A delicious IPA aroma, drinks smooth with a mildly sweet finish. High alcohol content.


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