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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The rich darkness is not excessive as is sometimes seen in other craft iterations. A medium high hop flavor and aroma befits this style. The caramel and roasted malt flavors and aromas are enhanced with a well-controlled fruitiness.


guinnesses' rating

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
guinnesses (11) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Aroma is citrus American hops, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavor is a battle between hop bitterness and roasted malts, the flavors of which seem to clash. The finish is a bit harsh as well as the roast and hops continue to fight it out. An interesting beer, but one was enough.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4341) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle - Roast malts and some cocoa with some toffee sweetness. Deep mahogany with a rich beige head. Roasted malts, bitter hops and a decent malty bitter, ashtray finish. Interesting and more on the malt side than the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiercepanda (574) - Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2014
A black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is smoky malt and citrus. The flavor is citrus peel and roasted malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2160) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2014
Tap at Minnesota State Fair, Land of 10,000 Beers section. Light chocolate, some anise, minimal aroma hopping. Dark translucent brown. Big roastiness, a touch of licorice. decent chocolate. Medium body. Not bad. Could use a bit more hopping perhaps.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1468) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a decent, tan head. Roasted malt aroma with a nice, strong, hoppy finish. Smokey taste with a hop presence. Amazing balance between the two. Really nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Draft. A PRetty hop-forward black ipa, the malt body is overshadowed by citrus hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1697) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
12 oz bottle from De Bierkoning, very reasonably priced. No indication what the age is. Clear, very dark brown color. Rocky off white to light beige head. Aroma’s: Roast, toasted, bit ground coffee. Same thing retronasal, with some light sweetness and fruit added. Flavor is moderate sweet, strong roasted, moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes dry, heavily roasted, almost ashy, moderate bitter. Nice, ehm, porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (394) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with almost no head. Dark roasty malts with some caramel in the aroma, a touch of hops shining through. More hops in the flavour, but not a lot for a black IPA. Lightly burnt, roasty malt flavour with a touch of caramel and fairly bitter at the end. Medium bodied. Decent flavour, but a little imbalanced and not incredible.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3152) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Opaque black pour with a tall tan head. Roast malt aroma. Sweet and nutty. Lightly sweet flavor, nutty roast malts that were mirrored from the aroma. Not much hop aroma or flavor makes this black IPA lean towards the stout side.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Knappster (34) - - JUN 15, 2014
This brew was delivered by Reid D - nice smooth dark hoppy traditional IPA - went well with the barbecue and Spurs victory vs Cryami heat ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HughConway (798) - Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours black, slight tan head. Coffee, chocolate aroma, taste is roasted coffee and chocolate. Bit of bitter at the back. There’s not much IPA about this, but it’s a tasty porter.


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