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RATINGS: 209   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 (1658) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2554) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours thick murky dark amber brownish black with a sandy colored head. Aroma is delicious black IPA with a beautiful blend of piney hops and roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts comes in after smooth piney hops with not cutting bite at all. So delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nero55 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Draft. Black with medium tan head. Aroma of resinous hops, roasted malts, and molasses. Medium/heavy body, medium hop bitterness, soy sauce, molasses sweetness, roasted malts, and dry fruits. No astringency. I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Can:   Now that’s a big Black Ale.   Lots of hops, lots of body.   Dark chocolate, cocoa, sweet citrus bits, some dark toasted malts, with a bit of hops.   Feels a bit chewy, moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Smooth finish, hoppy, deep dark and rich.   Not sure I like this more than Wookey Jack, but its still pretty tasty!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (566) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Can. Pours a very dark brown with a thin, off white head. Aroma is huge with pine, resin, tropical fruits, and a touch of roast. Taste is a bitter but balanced. Starts with pine, resin, and tropical fruits then moves to dark chocolate, roast, coffee, and a drawn out aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a semi-dry finish. Overall really fricking good! Pine, roast, and resin. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1806) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
Dark black in color... Aroma of roasted malts, citrusy hops, tropical fruits... Flavor is nice balance of sweet citrus and roasted malts, not overly bitter or roasty, nice balance... Chocolate notes... Great black IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2212) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Poured with a mammoth light brown fluffy head and some lace. Almost opaque but actually clear garnet color. Aroma is roasty malts with a very fresh hops. Lose a lot of malt and the flavor and body it's mostly the hop. Great drinking beer though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (1559) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Can from Wchesser...Pour is dark black with a thick tan head that lasts..Nose is roast, old hops, stale, roast, some pine, caramels...Taste is old hops, caramels, fudge chocolate, spicy hops, pine, grass..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3315) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Near black with beige head. Aroma very hoppy, sweet, toast, roasted malt, a bit bread and fruit. Taste is fruity, roasted, toast, high bitterness that clings to the tongue

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1204) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Can sample courtesy of "Mr.Plumpy". Colour...basically black with a thick tan head. Nose...quite hoppy and very roasty with filberts and chestnuts at the forefront. Palate...moderately chewy with more roasted nuts and way more hops! There’s a somewhat char like feel at the back palate and a fairly sweet quality as well. Singed beef and dark chocolate hits the back palate and finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2014
16oz can from ck1, thanks bro! Pours very dark brown with a nice clingy lace head. Concentric circles of lace. Aroma has roast and floral hops, with caramel malt. Taste is of chocolate, black malts, citrus some espresso and some fruits. Medium bodied. Finishes bitter and sweet, to the more roasty bitter side of bittersweet. A very nice one I was hoping to get for a while! 16.2


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