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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
2nd July 2015
Thanks to Colin for saving me one of these, Cheers Ears. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is light, semi dry and crisp. Mellow dark malts. A little dark chocolate and a trace of coffee. Nice minty pine hops. Smooth semi dry finish brings mild hop spice. Very nicely joined up and smooth. That minty vibe really lifts it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14006) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12736) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11911) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Draft. Poured clear black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark rye and hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium thick khaki head that dissipates slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of piney hops, roast malt and citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with an earthy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (9033) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9019) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Sugary chocolate malt and light orange peel aroma. Cloudy dark brown with minimal head. Sweet chocolate malt and mildly bitter orange peel flavor. Nice body. Not very hoppy but pleasant.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, hoppy scent. Sweet, very bitter taste. Huge bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8548) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2012
On tap at Neon’s. Clear brown color. Good thin color, little loose lace. Light roasty flavor. Some chocolate malts. Little ashy. Good earthy graininess. Soft, lighter carbonation, good dry texture. Good bitter sweet taste. Satisfying

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Growler opened at Muckfest 2014, though I’m not sure who brought it. Whoever it was, I’m sure he or she is a jerk. Thanks, jerk! Pours a dark brown color with minimal head. Notes of dark and milk chocolate, citrus peel, earth, grass, and mild roast. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Milder than many other black IPAs. Good, too.


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