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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Dusty bottle from Greenwood. Hopefully this hasnt been sitting around for aeons. The pours deep chestnut brown with a medium tan head. The aromas burnt brown sugar, burnt coffee rinds. Some peach and grapefruit. Brash citrus. Cantaloupe. The taste is charred grain, coffee beans, dark chocolate. Bright orange peel. Loads of citrusy hops on the bitter finish. Chocolate orange ice cream. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (7520) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle from Jungle Jims. Nice black color. Hoppy. Crisp. Pretty nice but I have no idea how old the bottle is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (7515) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham; dark black pour with foamy white head, piney aroma, grapefruit hop taste backed up with slight roast malts piney hop taste, really good BIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7380) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Black with a big beige head
Aroma: Roasted malts and grapefruit
Taste: Toasted malts, grapefruit and pine
Nice. Lots of roast in the aroma, more of a IPA in the taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (7231) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2013
650ml bottle. Pitch black colour with average, creamy, fairly lasting, moerately lacing, beige head. Herbal hoppy aroma has a touch of pine peppermint, salmiac. Taste is earthy, herbal, hints of coniferes, Brwurz, Kruterschnaps, minimally roasty dark malty; smooth, soft, silky, mouth-filling palate, long lasting finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (7188) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke. We had this together via facebook chat. A big tan head that has large bubbles that does not seem to fall. The beer is almost black with some red highlights. Very stout looking. Some very nice fruit in the aroma along with earth. I wish it were a little bigger. All kinds of hops are tasted. Complex fruit. Pineapple, with citrus. Some spiciness. A hint of chocolate and roasted notes. This beer is beautifully balanced and is a delight to drink. Cocoa comes in late as does some lactic. The feel is nice and smooth and has some richness to it. This is akin to a stout IPA. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2013
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet dark malty nose with lots of fresh resiny hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and clean dark malty sweetness with good piny hop bitterness and flavor before a drier bittersweet finish. True to style and enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (6959) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Not date code anywhere. Black color without much head to speak of. Floral hops and light cocoa. The flavor is kind of muddled. Yes the chocolate, ash, floral and pine hops are there but... Its seems to fall short in boldness after the black IPA I sampled right before it. It just doesnt pack a punch like most of others in the style, especially a few I just sampled. I really enjoy the style but this will not be a repeat buy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6905) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2013
650ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours pitch black with a bubbly white head. Aroma of roasty malts, grassy hops, juicy fruitness, licorice and citrus. Taste is smooth, roasty and hoppy with notes of grass, licorice, citrus. Finish is dry, bitter, roasty and fruity with loads of licorice. Quite roasty black IPA, almost feels like an hoppy IS instead. Still very tasty and balanced, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6898) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
On draught with Simon and Keith, . Pours black with beige head, good lacing. Notes of roasty malt, belgian malt, bitter hops, anise. Just ok.


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