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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 (2509) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2541) - 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 (281) - - 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 (12200) - 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 (7618) - 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 (2547) - 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 (2068) - 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 (11278) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Dark molasses pour with a small latte head. Mild citrus, roast, coffee, and toast in the nose. Heavy on the roasted malt and the bitterness is present but not forward. An enjoyable beer but wouldn’t really categorize this one as a Black IPA...more like a slightly hoppy brown. Meh.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiiruBierBeer (320) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Heavy hop smell. Low to medium carbonation. Hop taste with light malt. Not a fan of this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (402) - 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.


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