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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The tenacious grip of big, juicy hop aroma and character slides smoothly into rich, dark malts. This heavyweight battle between fresh, Yakima Valley hops and dark, roasted malts is resolved harmoniously as the flavors merge to deliver complex satisfaction with a warming edge. Enjoy the ‘twilight’ for the bright and brassy hops!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
12oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT and with decaturstevo a month before-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is herbal/some resin hops, some medium malt. Taste is herbal/resin hops, secondary medium malt. Dryish finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (11965) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with great lacing. Aroma is average malt (light roast, bread, cookie, coffee), average hops (earthy, herbal, woody, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of figs and plums. Flavor is average malt (light roast, bread, cookie, coffee), heavy hops (earthy, herbal, woody, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of figs and plums. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish. The aroma is rather subdued and no amount of swirling seems to improve it. On the other hand, the flavor is very nice, displaying lightly roasted malt character next to some spicy and earthy hops. The alcohol content is well hidden, until you feel the warming effects in your stomach.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11896) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
clear amber, smooth offwhite head. mild aroma of hops , malts, quite dry in the aroma. flavor is malty, bitter hoppy, slightly flowery. overall quite a bitter beer. not very black.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus and resin hops. Taste is very hoppy with big sticky resinous notes along with some wood notes. Berry-like notes in the finish. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Clear dark brown color with a beige head. Roasty-hoppy aroma with some citrus, a bit of pine and floral notes. Flavor has some roastiness, light sweetness, grapefruity and piney hops and a bitter, roasty and hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. aroma of herbs, light pine, sweetness, caramel, vague citrus. Flavour of grape, herbs, flowers, sweetness, light fruits. Medium to full bodied. Dry grapy bitterness in the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Pint on tap at Capones. Poured a darker brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of pine, earhty, roasty, floral, toasted malts, and some citrus. Tastes of pine, roasted malts, earthy, citrus, and lighter caramel. Alcohol content well hidden. Lacing left on the glass. More on the hoppy side vs. a balanced IIPA. If I had to choose, I would list this under and IPA, although if a Black IPA were a style, this would fit that.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2012
On draught at Gallo’s Tap Room. The beer pours a clear dark brown color with ruby highlights. Medium beige head that fizzes away steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and piney hops. Medium body with a roasty character and flavors of grassy hops pine, honey and malt. The finish is sweet up front and leaves a hoppy aftertaste. Above average overall.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10986) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Really nothing special. More of a brown IPa and that means I should like it but the pervasive malt just kills it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009

Date: December 02, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark red, lasting creamy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma, fresh floral and earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of earthyness, mostly dry and bitter, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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