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RATINGS: 92   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.


Nsanders' rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (591) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Dark red brown color with light tan head. Strong caramel and malty aromas for an ipa, but definite earthy hop presence. Taste is sweet as expected with a moderately bitter finish. Body is medium heavy with a slight oily feel. I really enjoyed this beer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2435) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, toffee, pine and citrus. Taste is roast, coffee and resin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemooner (654) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate and earthy hops. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted malt, and earthy hops with a decent hoppy finish. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Obfuscate (133) - Minneapolis, - DEC 28, 2014
Very easy drinking, wife likes this. Roasted malt, coffee, and nice clean bitterness. Actually pretty surprised at this one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (368) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pour is black with nice head...nose is minimal a little hops and malt..mouth is malt and anise...something is lacking in this one...drinkable yet needs something...maybe dark fruit....drinkable but not fantastic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YigSvartka (125) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Mid sized head. Opaque black. Unimpressive roast, malt, caramel, and hop aroma. Somewhat thick for an IPA, but not unappealing by any means. Creamy. Pleasing combination of roast, chocolate and a fair amount of hop. Simple, but satisfying nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10305) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, earthiness and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa, earthiness and light pine with a crisp dry lightly bitter lingering cocoa finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9139) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle shared with Erwin Van Moll and Stefan @ Van Moll Brewpub. Nice dark red-brown color with a nice dark red glare coming through. Nice color, but not black as I expected. Small to average sized beige head. Aroma is lightly malts, oxidation, a hint of cocoa, a hint of leaves. Taste malts, lightly hops, leaves, lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5230) - 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 (600) - 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 (2336) - 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.


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