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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 97   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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"Since the dawn of time it has been mankind’s dream to blot out the sun." -C. Montgomery Burns 97 IBU 10.4%


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2643) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
L’équilibre entre le chocolat, le côté anisé et la résine verdoyante est unique en son genre, j’ai peine à la comparer. Elle n’est pas excessivement onctueuse ni très sucrée mais furieusement buvable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8235) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Fresh hay, chicory coffee, chocolate malt aroma - very pleasant. Black with minimal head. Sweet coffee, chocolate malt, and moderately bitter floral herbal flavor. Nice body. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cjmccahill (21) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Had high hopes, wasn't disappointed. Looks and smells great. Sweet, but not sugary. Chocolate, coffee, roasty, easy for ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AWISLguy (1528) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bomber on Christmas Night from Harry, in our week of mourning. Quite similar to Alpha Klaus, but without the sweetness. Terrific grassy aroma. Hops in the mouthfeel. This was great!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bwa5879 (758) - Portage, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pitch black pour with half inch of medium brown head and moderate lacing. Really aromatic floral aroma, really light. Soft carbonation, thinner bodied for the style, really clean finish with a hint of the ABV shining through. Big taste of floral hops mixed with roasty malts that add smokey wood, deep chocolate, some rootiness, booziness toward the finish. Unique floral hoppy stout that’s light bodied, truly one of a kind. Probably more akin to a black ipa.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MajorBuzz (9) - Munster, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
Black, large creamy bubbly tan head. Chocolate, sweet and coffee malt and earthy pine aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, licorice and sweet cream with notes of fruity pine. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (4394) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle: Pours coffee-black with a quick, thin tan head. Pine, chocolate, grapefruit, anise aroma. Taste is grapefruit, caramel and chocolate malt, licorice, cream, vanilla.... Black IPA/Stout.....I really loved this blending.... It meshes two of my favourite styles brilliantly.... Beautiful flavor and feel....OUTSTANDING.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (99) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours that dirty black stout color with a small tan head. Has the aroma of a DIPA, hoppy. Taste malts and than hops in the background. Overall a strange beer, a stout that wants to be an IPA. Easy to drink , pretty good

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maddog (413) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft at Dorothy Lane Market in Centerville, OH. Big, roasted malts, chocolate, hoppy and creamy like a milk stout. Great beer!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Dark pour with along lasting beautiful head of creamy foam. Aroma of pine cone and roasted chocolate and coffee. Beautiful hybrid of a black ipa and creamy dark stout.


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