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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (402) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7898) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of cocoa, roast chocolate, pine, resin, molasses, mocha and dark fruit. Bitter chocolate/pine finish. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Adam of Somalia and his father, thank you gentlemen! Pure black, brownish beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of bright pone and fresh chocolate milk. Taste is roasty coffee, biter cocoa, bitter finish. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3290) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a nice reddish brown head. Aroma of malt, citrus, pine, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, and chocolate. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle poured a black in color with a thick coating of sturdy brown head. Aroma has dark malt, chocolate, and a dose of hops. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation average. Flavor certainly has a lot of hops, dark malt, and some bitterness. More like a black barley wine.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Guinn at a tasting. Pours a dark brown to black. One finger of tan head. Highly hopped. An odd style hopping seems overdone. Decent beer. Too hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle shared at Craft Ale House with my good friend boxofrane. Pours hazy black with khaki head. Nose was resiny hops, dark malt, cacao. Tasted very hoppy, with a nicely balanced dark malt flavor, and a creamy, smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2047) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle share at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma has floral notes, some cocoa, a bit of coffee. The taste is very bitter, some cocoa, chocolate, more bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1886) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Strong dark malt aroma with a moderate amount of resin hops. Black color with a large brown head. Bitter beginning with a mellowing finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (806) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Black-licorice with much more head than liquid initially, settling down to an inch of plumy, light, dough-colored carbonation that lingers awhile. Aroma is salty sap on top of mineral and evergreen forest with metallic earth. Some roast and cedar. A bit intense. Body is actually rather light, a bit watery and dry, with a thin, diffuse, and delayed carbonation tingle. A bit hot on the exhale. Flavor is tree-bark, grass and leaf, some roasted wood and minerals. Bits of mint and sawdust as it warms. Overall, a bit single-minded, needs some diversity between the flavor and aroma, as well as some maltier elements. palate could use refinement. Love the head. Nice for CT :)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Draft. Small brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit, chocolate, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, chocolate, some roast, caramel. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.


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