RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Black, cracked, stuffed in a sack, boiled and cold-infused. Weve braided the assertive presence of hops with the stimulating character of fresh black pepper. Not so much a kick in the shorts as a hop lovers wake-up call, our Knot Stock might just become your go-to pale.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2012
I get all pepper pretty much, it overpowers everything else. Did not enjoy this but I applaud the attempt

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012
hazed bronze.
herbal pumpkin spice / nutmeg / tree bark.
distinct powderiness of spice rub.
starchy, acerbic texture.
medium-full texture.
sour nuts and photo lab chemical finish.
strongly bitter with a sludgy body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
markwise (5367) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Thanks to GhostFace for this bottle. Cheers, Neal! Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Nose is light caramel, maybe some biscuit, and some McCormick pepper shakers. Flavor starts off with some mild malt, but pepper and more pepper really refuse to let any other aspect come through. Medium in body and not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (8127) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
8/10/12. 12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes! Not clear amber pour with a nice khaki head that lasts and laces plenty. Light earthy hop presence in the aroma with some cracked pepper aspect. Plain bready malt flavor with barely a touch of hop and a definite metal twang. Eh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Spicy citrus with some malt in aroma, complex and different. Hazy amber brown. Spicy pepper sweet rounded hops. Different, fun, but not my fav.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Too much black pepper in the nose and taste. I know thats what is in it, but its just overwhelming for my palate. I didnt get the hop notes that were advertised at all. I spit a 12 oz bottle with a buddy and could barely finish my portion. Unique...Ill give it that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
falco242 (391) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2012
Gold pour with a light fluffy head. Aroma is pretty lacking. Pale hops lead to a straight up black pepper flavor. Unique, prob great with steak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium brown with some orange highlights and a large (2-3 finger) frothy light tan head that was fully lasting and had excellent sticky sheets of lace. The aroma was of a mild light bread malt, a light spruce hop and a dusty earthy yeast with notes of caramel and pepper. The taste was a little mild with a malty caramel taste at first then progressed into this malty bitter peppery flavor with a mild spicy finish. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with the spicy pepper taste increasing as time went on. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body with a nice dry texture and a medium carbonation. Overall a well rounded brew with just the right amount of spice, which made this brew quite enjoyable...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2300) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours a somewhat cloudy copper with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma is mostly black pepper, some caramel malt, citrus hops, light floral and earthy notes. Flavor is again mostly black pepper, some earth spiciness, slightly sweet caramel malt, some earthy and citrus hops. Palate is light bodied with a neutral entry, off dry finish and light to medium carbonation. Not bad, really crazy amount of pepper in this one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Cloudy yellow-orange with very little head. Black pepper is way evident in the nose. A touch of sweetness tries to sneak in, but black pepper is pretty much all thats going on. Surprised I didnt sneeze. Lively carbonation, medium body. Taste is mostly mediocre pale ale with slightly spicy clean black pepper finish.

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