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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Truly encompassing the best of two worlds, White Street Black IPA is ruby black with a frothy mocha lingering head offering the full punch of spicy, citrusy hops. A wonderment of toffee, deep plums and peppercorn, it finishes with a dance of roastiness and hop bitters.


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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OldStyleCubFan (76) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Easily the best beer I’ve had from White Street so far. Its a big beer...my guess is it easily over 7. Jet black with a bit Cascade(?) aroma and bitterness. No ’malt’ bitterness or ’burnt’ flavor which can be an issue on black ipas. My guess is they are using either a really high L crystal malt or maybe even sinamar to get that huge darkness without the sweetness. Very good beer.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1389) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Served on tap by the brewer himself. Poured nearly black with a great head. Aromatic, with a load of very dark roasted malt, some sweet malt and a hint of charcoal. The hop load mainly comes into play in tasting where, unfortunately IMO, it mostly contributes a strong bitterness; a characteristic I think combines poorly with the burnt flavor found here. Excellent smooth feel, with medium-full body and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Draught. Pours a near-black color with a fairly small off-white head. Nose had a slight hoppiness to it, but was rather faint. Taste was also a tad muted - slight bitterness, tiny bit of roasting, but not overly flavorful. Still tasty, though.


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