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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Very hoppy for a porter, could almost be a black IPA. Resinous hops, roasted malts, and a little smoke up front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (749) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2016
Pours a dark brown black from a bottle, khaki colored head with some lacing. Piney aroma disappears into a bitter chocolate flavor with lots of bitterness. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2908) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours a deep black color with two fingers of eggshell foam. Nose is a mix of pine, burnt cocoa, roasted grain. Palate is predominately roasted grain, some underlying bakers cocoa and a lingering woodsy pine bitterness. Aggressive carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1054) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Really nice black ipa. Nice hops and even taste. Nice light bitter. Even and smooth. Very drinkable. Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1451) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle; Pour is murky brown - with a modest, fine bubbled khaki head into this glass - sticky lacing presence - with average retention. The nose is resinous and piney hops, moving to roasty notes and molasses. The flavor profile has a mouthfeel that runs a touch thin - with more piney notes, as well as cocoa / roasty notes in this one. More general bittering notes fading to oblivion for me to a dry finish line- It’s a decent example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
polo_marco (195) - milton, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Coffee boozy chocolate on the small. Gave it a five cause it’s actually black. Taste is all over the place chocolate soda to start things off with rich burnt taste followed by rich sweet coffee notes. Really makes you want to sip and not chug to enjoy this ale. Full body reminds me of a stout on the feel. Much more crisp carbonation then your average dark brew. I would have to say this calls somewhere between a black IPA and a stout but all in all nice Delishous brew. Keep them coming two roads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and an averaged sized off white head. Roasty, pine, floral, chocolate, and some coffee in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1027) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a dark black with brown head. Has a strong coffee, pine, and citrus hops. Great taste of roasted malts, coffee, pine and citrus hops. A dry malt and hop aftertaste with some lingering pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1313) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3358) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, 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.

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