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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Legend had is Captín Krunkles is the most feared pirate on the high seas. No one has seen him, his ship, or the great beer his band of pirates drinks has lived to tell about it. Until now. Made with a bombardment of hops to defeat your tastebuds in battle and all the black malt you can stand before walking the plank, this Black I.P.A. will make it worth going down with the ship.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Bomber pours a dark mahogany body with a three finger head that retains well and leaves abundant sticky lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, grapefruit hops, and a hint of dark roasty coffee. Full medium body has a creamy carbonation. Taste has earthy and pinky grapefruity hops with lots of milk chocolate notes. Just a hint of roasty coffee. Finishes with a slight earthiness and a dry roasty maltiness, but still more like a hoppy porter than a black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2010
22 oz bomber - Pours a dark brown to almost black with some reddish highlights and thin tan head. Aroma is sweet, floral, citrus, malty with roasted notes . Flavor is definitely what you would expect from the aroma with some chocolate mixed into the combination which was perfect. Medium body with a pleasing floral hop and citrus finish. Very good black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (623) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
(22oz bottle) Black body and a medium, creamy chocolate head. Smooth roasted malt aroma, lightly smoky, dark chocolate, espresso. The hops that werenít present in the aroma come through in the taste: at first in the front along with light acidity, fading on the way back with a roasted chocolate finish, and the hops coming back in the after taste. Floral and citrus notes. Medium- to full-bodied with lots of lace left on the glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2010
22 oz bottle tasted blind on 4/9/10. Pours dark brown with huge mocha head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel with hints of oak and pine. Nice sweetness then a great bitter mocha finish. Balanced carbonation that really brought out the roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Fresh bottle from jbruner. Pours midnight black with little to no head. Aroma is símores, a bit of chocolate, fir tree, pine cone. Taste is sweet, light/medium body with decent amount of combination. Interesting play between the dark, roasty/chocolatey malt and hops (what style?). Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Appearance is black, opaque, and khaki head. Aroma is floral, piney, and citrus hops. Taste is same, but with caramel malt flavor. Palate is medium to full. I don't love this style as much as others do, but still decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
22 Oz Bottle shared by WeeHeavySD in a hotle room in vegas. pours nice black with a thick beige head. Hoppy aroma with ints of roasty malt. Flavor is very well balenced with some nice roasty and sweet notes offset with some bittering hops in the finsih but not so much, fbody is fairly light and easy drinking. very tasty and nearly sessionable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
22oz. pours near black with a nice creamy looking tan head. very stout looking... aroma is pine and hint of citrus. mouthful has a huge pine forest with a little cream mouth feel. hard to find the roasted malt for a while, but comes around in the finish, which lingers with big hops as well. i would put this on high on the BIPA list, which is not too long...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Tried both on tap and in bottle. The tap version had a much more pungent dry hopped aroma. Unfortunately this was lacking in the bottle. Medium body and bitterness with roasted undertones. It was definitely better on tap, but the bottle wasnít bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (394) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2015
About average for this style. Black IPAs are hit or miss for me, so this falls near the border. Decent amount of hops, though I prefer more of a malt balance. Aroma has some mild citrus and pine, but overpowered by some kind of musty smell. Glad I tried this in the winter mix-pack bundle, but wouldnít really want to sample this in a bomber or growler.

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