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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Yes, Skunk Black IPA. Big hop aromas hover over this perfectly balanced, dark beauty. Who knew a skunk could smell so good? Discover why a hint of roasted malt in the perfect complement to big hop flavor. Get Skunked!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2011
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY> darker brown black cola looking pour. aroma is citrusy hops upfront with roasted malts underneath. taste is heavily roasty upfront, touches of tobacco & coffee. Pretty good for the style, one of which im not really crazy about

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
2011-04-29. Very dark brown black body with a modest beige head. 3+ Flavour is interesting, very light roast and dark malt, modest roast throughout, lingering dry malt and hoppy bitterness. 6+ Sweetish dark malt aroma, very light roast and mild hops. 6+ Average plus palate. 3+ Okay, hops are less prominent than hoped for. On tap at Coles, Buffalo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2157) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 24, 2011
Very dark with very faint orange highlights. Decent tan head, nice retention. Chocolaty + pine nose. A unique combination that was very aromatic and I thought worked well. Hefty full taste in palate, coffee and roasted notes in palate. This is really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 14, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep reddish brown that is barely translucent with a thin-moderate off-white head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and left a layer of foam with each sip. Pleasant aroma of pine with a few notes of malt picked up as well. The flavor is mild malt followed by some mild-moderate hops bitterness that for the most part lacked flavor. Nothing bold about this beer. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
Pour super dark ruby dark ruby garnet nice tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, malt sweetness, citrus hops, pine and a touch floral. Taste quite roasty, strange off taste, citrus hop, partially watery. thin to medium body mild carb. Overall kind of watery with roastiness not the best balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
Black pour. The aroma is lightly fruity with a bit of cocoa. Musky but with some juicy fruit as well. A little bit of soft chewy hops and a bit of light cocoa. Malts are soft and a little bit of cocoa as well. Fruity and quite tasty. Quite soft and not all that bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 1, 2011
Three Heads Skunk Black IPA is a very dim brown-- almost black. Itís topped with a big, frothy cappuccino head that has supreme retention and lacing. It has a loud pine and grapefruit aroma, perhaps a touch of roast or ash. Itís medium-full bodied, soft and slick. The dry finish leaves me a little thirsty. It has a very cascadian flavor: pine and grapefruit peel. Thereís a touch of roast at the finish. Itís on the bitter side, but I like that. Coffee is in the aftertaste. This is really good representation of the style. Itís fun to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1269) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Roasted malts, chocolate cookies. Dusting of hazelnut. Woody hops come in afterward. Not a perfect match, but intriguing. Tall crown of light brown lace. Thick red-brown. Head settles but doesnít disappear. Flavor is plums at first, then burnt malts. Very roasted, but with a little oaky hop at the end. Very strong, with a chocolatey finish. The hops are a nice accent. Palate is chalky with an ashy finish. Itís hoppy, chalky and very burnt. Complex and well-crafted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTStiles (709) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
pours black with a thin off white head and some lacing. hoppy aroma with dark malt character of molasses. taste is bitter but with notes more akin to a porter. the taste is not as fruity as other black IPAís. very dry overall and more a of a hopped up porter than a black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2456) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Draft at the Blue Tusk in Syracuse. Figures, I go to Syr. and get a Rochester beer. Had a decent head on the brew. Aroma of hops. Of course, hops and citrus in the flavor, but it was smoother than a regular IPA. The Alcohol was hidden well, but was felt long before I finished the 20 oz glass.

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