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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 – 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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3104) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Interesting beer that bridges a few styles. Kind of like an earthy piney hopped porter. Some chocolate a bit of ash and earthy roastyness with a piney herbal hoppiness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1261) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Almost black color. Medium-sized , tan head . Aroma of pine and roasted malt . Same roast malt and hoppy bitterness in taste . Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours cola brown with aroma of pine, citrus, and molasses. Pine, citrus flavor with chocolate, and dark fruit. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3125) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle thanks to secret Santa 2016. Pours a deep brown color with about two fingers of creamy brown head. Heavy sheet lacing. Aroma is roasty, piney, chocolatey… off to a great start. Taste is roasty, bitters, and light cocoa sweetness. Finish is a little dry, some pine. Maybe a little on the thin side, but overall it’s solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2016
nice piney brew with some pig fat and full bodied sweetness. nice body with some roasty ash. black and packed well with malt perhaps a bit of caramel and cocoa.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kirk36 (202) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Taste bud confusion. Sweet forward. No coffee. ☕️sorry. Definitely citrus and slight pine. Label has a reference to snow but illustration is of a clown and it's not winter. Well winter is coming! A black ale should be chocolate. Would you not agree? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (656) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Can share, thanks Travlr! Beerandblues 100th Conn. rate! And I was there! Anyway, the beer is black, the head is almond and faded. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, wet dog. Taste is coffee, malt, spruce. Palate is kinda light, carb. average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Can at our hotel tasting, Anchorage, courtesy of Travlr via Adam. Pours dark black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and coffee malt, dark chocolate, prunes, herbal and minty hops. Flavor is bitter dark roast malt, prunes, moderate herbal and earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3289) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle from colonial Spirits Dark brown with garnet at the edges tan foam on top. Earthy roasty somewhat on the harsh bitter side of things. Decent Black IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1474) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, citrus, and pine. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Finishes with juicy orange, citrus and pine. Thanks to Maxbier for sharing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (759) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Dark pour with dark brown head. Slightly sweet malty and fruity citrus hop aroma. Flavor is chocolate roast and then fruity hop finish. Very nice combination of flavors.


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