RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Black Racer blends Bear Republics love of hops with the Pacific Northwests appreciation for dark ales. Our pit crew brews this award winning ale which boldly defines a new frontier of flavors and always maintains pole position. Race to the Dark Side. Bronze 2011 Great American Beer Festival American-Style Black Ale Gold 2012 World Beer Cup American-Style Black Ale

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2013
More roasty than hoppy aroma, kind of a fruity, chocolate coffee. Those flavors tailgate onto the palate, onlong with an ample dose of hop bitters. Finishes with dark malt dryness and that bitterness. The porter vs IPA bout on my tongue leaves much confusion. If I rate it as a hopped up strong porter, its top notch. As a BIPA, only middling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Draught at Noc Noc. Amber color, mixed with brown, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, mango, resin and a hint of roasted malts. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, resin, peach, grass and a bit of pine. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (4108) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
@ Toronado 16-3-4: trevlig lakritston med en lite besk eftersmak av grape och ananas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8807) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
On tap at Toronado SF. Black with a small head. Aroma and taste of hops, licorice, grapefruit and light malt. The body was medium as was the bitterness. UV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Draft at the brewpub, served in a flight. Pours a deep opaque brown with a small tan head that settles into a ring and an island of film, leaving lace in the glass. Notes of roasted malts, citrusy and earthy hops, dark chocolate, and tea. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a bitter, malty mouthfeel. Seems a bit old, which is odd. Not bad, otherwise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Homer321 (4838) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Draft at source. Nose is moderate in cocoa and citrusy hops. Pour is deep brown with red highlights belabor isnabclash of piney and citrus hop bitterness with roasted grains. Not well balanced at all. Way to bitter and way to clashing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (4395) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Draught at Bear Republic. Deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of coffee, citrus, pine, tangerine, light grain and toast. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of citrus, coffee and light grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5772) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Opaque black pour with lacy tan foam. Aroma is really roasty, tons of burnt malt, fruity, piney resinous hop. Taste is roasty, acrid burnt grain, lingering resinous finish. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (2533) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Pours two fingers of tan head on the darkest brown body. The aroma is roasted malt, pine and a little grapefruit. The taste is nicely pine bitterness throughout with the roasted malt keeping it in check. Great profile. The texture is smooth. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (10139) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Very dark brown, amber highlights. Aroma of brown bread, chocolate, ripe fruits. Roast and caramel, ripe fruity hops, heavy body, moderately bitter finish. Quite malty, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (11018) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle... Pours hazy and dark brown with a tan head. The aroma features chocolate, resin and a light splash of alcohol. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is roasty, burnt, bitter and a touch chocolaty. As this warms, the resiny hop bitterness doesnt mellow. It stands strong. Burnt, grassy, pine finish.

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