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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft. Dark brown with a nice off white head. Bright pine aroma. Flavor is a little muted. Pine resin and a light malt backbone. Bitter lasting finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4596) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle: Black with a creamy off-white head. Big, resiny aroma. Creamy, bitter chocolate, roasty caramel malt taste. Bitter coffee, piney hops... Very nice.....bold hopping.....good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (218) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Sampler at Matt the Miller’s Tavern. Cola-colored with a thin white head. Aromas of floral hops. Flavors are floral hops, dark fruit and herbal notes; caramel and burnt toast. Clean mouthfeel. Actually very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Colin. Very dark reddy brown, small foamy beige head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet, resin, toffee apple, a little coffee. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light resin, sweet caramelised fruits and toffee, soft bitterness. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle split at the Bespin Cloud City W2, from an IP trade with an Ohibro, 05/05/15. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is pine, charr, tea leaves, earthy hop, toffee, dark fruit shreds. Taste comprises pine needle, charr, roasted elements, blackcurant, dank hop strokes, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with an earthy hop scrub. Decent CDA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Thanks to the Black IPA king. Clear caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of grayish head. Aroma is sweet caramel, malts, toffee, meaty, light pine hop. Flavour is composed of nutty, caramel Base grains, sticky pine hop, little hint of warming alcohol, sticky hop resin. Palate is medium full, sticky, highish carbonation. Firm pine bitterness, Semi dry finish. Semi sweet. Bit wishy washy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13535) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Colin. Pours clear brown-amber with a frothy, light beige head. The nose has some lightly toasted brown bread, pine, orange, berries. Medium sweet flavor with nice toasty-roasty malt character, a bit of burnt pine, oily hops, ripe citrus. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with subtle char, pine, orange rind. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8471) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle at Leighton’s. It pours deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is fresh, piney, bitter-sweet, orange sherbet, roasted malts and caramel. The taste is bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, zesty citrus, piney varnish, pepper and toast with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty solid black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2049) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle from thebaldwizrd. Pours dark with a thin cream hued head. Solid pine nose. Taste begins with pine and ample bitterness on top of light malt sweetness, toast, and black malt. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark beer with a big tanned head on top. Aroma is very malty, touches of licorice, dried citrus, molasses and fruity. Flavor is moderately bitter, loads of molasses in there as well as a crispy hoppy note in the back. Dry moutfheel, soft carbonation and good in balance. Again a nice BIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (770) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a creamy tan head. Aroma is a faint, fruity, sweet hops. Flavor boasts more of a light roasted malts with a burnt finish. Solid black IPA.


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