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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 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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12759) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with a small sized tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, floral hops, and some citrus. Tastes of chocolate, citrus, caramel, and pine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (12006) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle @ Rasmuss. Pours almost black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, fruity hops, peach, light citrus. Flavor is malt, coffee, chocolate, fruity hops, citrus. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 260913

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at the Tap Room. A story of Cascade, emphasizing the hop as opposed to roast. A sipper, as alcohol warming. Piney aroma. Some toothpaste taste, also apple cidery in the finish. 75 IBU Black with lace and some head.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11678) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Pretty much exactly what I expected/hoped for from this brew. Like all the other "Racer" IPAs. pungent hops, both pine and citrus, ample bitterness...and a light but distinct roasted malt, coffee abd coca character. At no point do you realize you are drinking an imperial strength brew. I dont think this will have a long shelf life, but very good fresh. Finishes bitter and dry."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (11041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Nice dark brown pour with a cream colored head. Good intergration of roasted malts and the hops. Seamless to be exact. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (11030) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ Ben and Gregs apartment. Pours a bit hazy brown appearance with a brown head. A bit spicy, slightly piney, herbal hoopy, roasty aroma. A bit minty, piney, somewhat bitter, chocolate flavor. A little disappointment.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10574) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bomber from Capones. Pours hazy dark brown toward black with 2-finger well-retained khaki head and a lot of floaties. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao,resiny hops. Tastes roasty dark malty, with notes of cacao, resiny hops, an overall high IBU level, and a crisp hoppy finish with more notes of roasty malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10218) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Tap at the brewpub. Dark cola pour with a small white head. Pine hop, earthy malt. Picking up a touch of yeast. Touch of roasty malt as well.


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