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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black Racer™ blends Bear Republic’s love of hops with the Pacific Northwest’s 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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3.5
brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Big pine and grapefruit aromas. Roasted malt, chocolate, and sweet caramel and molasses. Pretty simplistic aroma. The flavor is moderately bitter. Lots of roast, pine, and grapefruit notes. Some hints of chocolate, molasses, caramel, and a touch of coffee.

3.6
Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours black with a creamy head. Roast, bread, caramel and a whiff of citrus. Cookies. Smooth and dry hoppy.

3.7
bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Tap at OBF. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma seems resin hoppy. Med + body. Flavor is resin/citrus over very dark malt. It’s definitely bitter and hoppy. Quite tasty.

3.9
Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty finish.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt & earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.2
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Draft. Medium tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some grapefruit, caramel. Medium-full body, light acidity.

3.2
Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a nearly pitch black color with auburn highlights at the edges that indicate some clarity in the beer. Large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of vegetal, herbal hops with roasted malts and a bit of a nutty note. The taste is herbal, citrus, resin hops with roasted malts and a faint sweetness. Medium bodied.

3.3
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Real Madrid vs. Valladolid. Black with a lasting tan head. Citrus hoppy aroma with licorice, roasted malts and a hint of cinnamon. Sweetish malty flavour with toffe and licorice, citrus hops and a touch of alcohol. It’s pretty good, but definitely better without the dark malts

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle @ Lost Dog - McLean. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, dates and raisins with earthy hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with supporting malt, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
kermis (13241) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, sweet malt, caramel, fudge and a subdued fruity hop character. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.


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