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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A hefty Black Ale with profound malt and hop complexity. Neither Stout nor Porter, it will be its own thing Ė full-bodied, bold and black. Flavor characteristics of dark chocolate, mocha, molasses and dark fruits. Balanced by piney citrusy notes of Pacific Northwest hops. Full-bodied and uncommonly satisfying at 7.5% alcohol.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 1/24/15

Aroma: Lightly roasty aroma, some fruity and sweet malts, milk chocolate, and some pine hops
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a thick froth of light brown head and heavy lacing
Flavor: Taste-wise, it is fairly balanced, with a good mix of roast, sweetness, and hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a nice drinkability, and a soft, clean, light dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty solid, drinkable, and balanced Black IPA. It isnít the most hoppy example of the style, nor is it the best example of the style, but I found it to be pretty enjoyable. This one drinks like it is well under its actual ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4589) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours mahogany tinged black into a shaker. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes to skim surface. Dark caramel and chocolate aromas. Soft with dark chocolate and espresso upfront turning to dark pit fruit. Lasting bitter resin and dark cocoa finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1033) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Black pour, tan head. Sharp aroma of pine, flavor is roasty, sharp, pine, notes from espresso. Honestly too intensely bitter in its roast, and Iím a bit of a hophead.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1001) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle at home. Jet black pour. Huge mocha head. Aroma is piney hops, touch of chocolate, and charred grain. Very smooth and creamy palate, albeit a bit thin. Bitter, roasty finish. More "hoppy porter" than it is "black IPA".

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3639) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 5, 2015
12 oz bottle out of a sixer, via One Stop Market. Borderline black with ruby highlights. Aroma shows mild ashy char with a big pine needles and resin.

Mostly right on the mark for the style. Big pine hop influence with light hints of chocolate. Body is borderline thin with just a bit much in the carbonation department. One of the better offerings from this brewer but nothing Iíll go out of the way to grab again. I will not turn it down if offered.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1192) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Pours pitch black. Aroma is of your typical American IPAís. Hops, slight grass, citrus and some earthiness. Flavor is similar. Hops, grain, citrus and a slight skinned bite. Nice and heavier mouthfeel. Leaves a roasty hop finish. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (939) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with creamy beige head, crisp malt and caramel aroma, high carbonation, roasted malt, hops and caramel taste with a hint of coffee, longish end, bitter hops aftertaste. Interesting brew but not very reminiscent of IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4156) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle shared at Kernel Brewery at Zwanze Dat 20/09/2014. Many thanks to Leighton. Viscous dark caramel coloured pour with not much of a head. Aroma is caramel, resin, citrus with a bit of melon. Flavour is compposed of caramel, some liquorice, roast and dark choc malts with piney resinous hops. Palate is low carbonation, medium ful body. Lingering tangy liquorice and bif hearty roast. Pretty ballsy

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (356) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Draft. Pours black with a thin creme colored head that lingers. It's a black ipa with a funky finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (930) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Tap. Dark pour with a big mocha head that suggest a porter. Pine and grapefruit, with a hint of cirrus and herb. Medium body. Creamy carbonation with a smoky and bitter finish. Nice


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