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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 167   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Alone and cold on a frigid fall night, the evil Dr. Dank’s stomach rumbled. It has been days since devouring the last of this trannies and platypuseses. Desperate, he wanderered into his kitchen only to find a 3-eyed rat, yellow toenails, and an old bean burrito. Always resourceful, Dr. Dank remembered his great, great, bouffalata, granny goose’s Ghoulash recipe.

Try as he might, he couldn’t get it right, so he dumped everything he could find from the fridge and cupboard into one giant boiling brew, resulting in this stew of 2-row, black wheat, munich malt and a 14-hop variety asplifidation of Willamette, Galena, Mt. Hood, Nugget, Perle, Aroma, Bobek, Aurora, Styrian, Golding, Magnum, Columbus, Summit, Millennium, and Crystal. Sloppy seconds never tasted so ghood!

Malts: 2-row, Munich, & Midnight Wheat
Hops: Willamette, Galena, Mt. Hood, Nugget, Perle, Aroma, Bobek, Aurora, Styrian, Golding, Magnum, Columbus, Summit, Millenium, Crystal (14 total)
Beginning Gravity: 21 Plato
Final Gravity: 5 Plato
ABV: 8.5%
IBU’s: 167


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) dark beige frothy head that reduced some, but pretty much lasted throughout producing some good clingy lacing. The aroma was quite hoppy (should being they used 14 kinds of hops) with citrus, floral and resin hops, a roasted chocolate malt and an earthy yeast with notes of bitter sweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee and grapefruit. The taste was moderately bitter having a nice bitter sweet chocolate note in the beginning with the finish being extremely hoppy with strong notes of roasted coffee and dark fruit towards the end. The flavor lasted a decent amount of time proceeding the swallow leaving a nice hoppy citrus flavor to lie on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was a few shades above medium in body and creamy yet dry in texture with a nice lively carbonation. Overall, although I did not taste 14 kinds of hops it was an intensely hoppy brew with a nice dark malty flavor.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Paincane (151) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Black body w/ khaki head. Nose of coffee, toasted malt & hops. Balanced flavors include bittersweet chocolate, coffee & bitter hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Draft @ brewery. This is a nice black lager with lots of roasted flavor and a good medium palette.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours an opaque black-brown on tap with bubbly brown head that dissipates and leaves good lacing. Aroma of hops, floral and piney, and roasted malt underneath. Taste is a slightly bitter hop menagerie with a thin malty backbone and an oddly dry finish. Decent, crazy, but there are better black IPAs out there.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1519) - Kyle, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
What a great beer. It has a dark black color with a medium-brown colored head. Its aroma is so great… even from a foot away. It smells like a barley wine, strong, hoppy and sweet… simply gorgeous. Its mouth feel is easy, almost syrupy at times, with hops and alcohol dominating. Its roasted character only shows in the finish and doesn’t muddle up the tastiness of the beer. This is an awesome, delightful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5223) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. Gift from my friend Noel. Black pour with a dense, mocha colored head. Roasted malt, tropical fruit, citrus notes, soft pine, chocolate and floral hops in the aroma. Taste is big roasted malt, tropical fruit notes, light pine, herbal notes and chocolate. Light coffee in the background as well. Body is medium-full and chewy with dense, creamy carbonation and a soft, resinous feel. Moderate lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more roasted malt, citrus notes, floral hops, herbal notes, thinned chocolate, tropical fruit notes and light pine. There’s almost a chocolate mint note as well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating 66. Black pour with a sticky tan head. Grassy with some pine and a sweet roast. Roasty bite and a little more sweetness and a lingering roasty aftertaste. (2408)

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJackalope (30) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Dark chocolaty head sits atop a deep black brew with so many flavors it explodes on the tongue. I found this bottle in a shop in June ’12. Deep flavors of chocolate and smooth high gravity. Wonderful showing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 10/29/11. Stopped by City Bev for some Sprecher Oktoberfest, and saw they had this new one on tap. Yes, please! Served in a Duvel chalice. Deep dark pour with a thick finger-width head of ivory foam. Retained well, and left spotty lace behind. Big hoppy nose right away, but the more I sip this one, the more roasted it becomes. Good hefty body supports the ABV well. Carbonation presence moderate. A nice bittering piney flavor starts this one out, but it is well balanced by a semi-sweet roasted chocolate flavor. The finish is smooth with hints of baker’s chocolate. Just enough hops on the back end to keep me pleased. Very nice beer. Excellent representation of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Draft. Pours very dark with a smallish light tan head. Aroma is hoppy and all over the map -- citrus, pine, floral, and a whole lot of, well, earthy dankness. Also a bit of chocolate and caramel. Flavor is all that and -- damn -- dank. Very earthy. Bitter, but very flavorful. Medium, slightly thick mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2080) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours black color with a white head on it. Smell is hoppy and full of roasted malts. Taste is bitter, but pleasing enough. Not a bad beer, good one off run for these guys


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