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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Toxic Sludge is our version of the relatively new Black IPA style. Care should be taken to not spill this heavy ale, as the results could be disastrous, so please consume BP Toxic Sludge responsibly. Hopped at four stages of the brewing process, we combined a hoppy India Pale Ale with a richer, darker malt base for a full bodied beer that’s big on flavor. This limited release, specialty brew was crafted to benefit birds affected by BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill. 100% of the proceeds go to Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research for their “Spreading Our Wings” campaign. Available only in draft and 22-ounce bottles – you can do more for the birds than drinking your share of Toxic Sludge, donate or buy a cool, limited edition BP Toxic Sludge “Save the Buffleheads” Tshirt: bptoxicsludge.com

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4.1
77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2012
Thx. to Jeff. Bomber sample @ RBBSG 2012. Dark brown with a light bordeaux hue, little head. Sweet and hoppy smell, mocha, touch roast, light berries, plenty of american hops, caramel. Taste is bitter coffee grounds mixed with caramel, sweet mocha, some roast, sweeter chocolate, pushing away a bit the pine hops which are rather tuned down.tad fruits, hint brown sugar. Tad softer carb. medium body. Good stuff.

2.7
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
A dark beer lovers dream, this was a hoppy beer with a deep dark color. While there are hints of malt, this was to hoppy for my liking.

3.8
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
Dark brown colour, red hue, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and light pine. Bitter flavour, hops and roasted malts. Bitter finish, roasted malts, light chocolate tones.
According to the nice song, this is my 10^23rd rating. Nice!
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of Jeff from ’the other site’. Thanks!!)

3.5
tderoeck (9710) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2012
11/VIII/2012 bomber bottle @ RBBSG - (2012-904) Thanks to Jeff for sharing the bottle!

Clear cola coloured beer, aery off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet sugary, mocha, alcohol. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, malty, very fruity, hops, some mocha, caramel. Aftertaste: mocha, bit of coffee, grassy hops, some caramel, bitter hoppy dry ending.

3.8
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
At recent RBBSG thx to Travlr(?) for sharing !

Smell: tad irony, lots of roastyness and malts, little smokey, hops
Taste: allong the line of the aroma , altough the flavour has some roasted coffee in it , pretty good !

3.8
Travlr (24759) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Jeff the BA covertee, thanks! Very dark maroon color, beige edge head. Aroma of pine and coffee grounds. Taste is bitter coffee.

4.4
Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 Sampled at RBBSG. Nice dark red color, small beige head. Smell malts, pine, resin, spruce, grapefruit. Taste malts, resin, lightly roasty, pine, spruce, nicely bitter. Medium carbo, medium body.

3.4
Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
Draught, Abraxas. Reddish dark-brown with a thin head. The aroma is caramel and wood hop. Toasty, nutty with patent malt (I think) and lots of hop dryness. Coffee notes from that malt. Not bad but I could do with more hop brightness and more complexity.

3.7
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
Draft at abraxas. Black with half inch of thick rocky head. Bright, fun, inviting aroma! C-hop and syrupy malt the the background. Full bodied but the fear of chewiness evaporates on first sip. The lingering toasted black barley is really nice. Espresso bean but no bitterness. Straightforward and healthy. Wish it wasnt quite so strong, it feels like a siZpper but tastes like a quaffer. Got a nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Slubgob (329) - West Hartford, USA - APR 28, 2012
20 oz on draft into mug.minimal head very dark brown color almost entirely opaque. Some hoops coming off the too in the nose. Robust slightly sweet up front with a bit of biting hops, quick bite of pine in the aftertaste quickly overwhelmed by high-alcohol cloy. Good until the finish, but at least the hoops miner and clean the palette some.


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