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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The second in our series of experimental Imperial IPAs Release #2 is essentially an Imperial version of James, our Black IPA. Brewed with buckets full (literally) of Simcoe and Columbus hops, in the kettle and, as dry hops, in the fermenter. This Imperial Black IPA heavily, heavily hopped

ABV may vary. Prior versions @ 8%

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15613) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Growler. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of dank hops, resin, coffee, roast chocolate, pine and toasted coconut. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Growler. Black pour with tan head. Herbal and dank aromas. Grassy, herbal and earthy very dank.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bellco33 (747) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Rating from past notes: Ive had this beer many times on tap and in growlers and its one of my favorites ever. Pours dark brown / black with a one finger frothy head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, and resin. Taste is somehow not overwhelmingly dark or bitter, but is perfectly balanced with the citrus and pine hops to make a complex, well balanced flavor. Finishes dry, medium to dark body, perfect carbonation. I wish I could drink this every day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10931) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Growler... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Great retention. The nose furnishes a boatload of roastiness and dank hops. Full-bodied and creamy with modest carbonation. The flavor is burnt and bittersweet up front, followed by lingering bitterness in the finish. Very nice for a style I dont adore. Growler courtesy of landhoney!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23755) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
9th December 2013
Tasting at Bruces pad. Thanks to the lord of HF provisions - Leighton. Dark brown beer with a good tan head. Palate is soft and a little dry. Smooth dark malts, little cream. Touch of coffee. Light piney hops with a whisper of citrus. Spice. Smooth finish. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13596) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Growler, muled over by Leighton. It pours near black with a medium+ tan head. The nose is fresh pine, toast, orange peel, pot pourri, juicy, ccoa, cola and liquorice. The taste is roasted malt, earth, dirt, toast, a good deal of warming alcohol, decent bitterness, ash, resin, grapefruit, cocoa and liquorice with a dry finish. Medium+ body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A bit hot, but pretty great otherwise.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (18263) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Growler split at Bruces pad - huge thinks to Agent C Dee Aye (aka Leighton) who lugged this treat over the pond for us even though hed already had it, drinking it again would be no chore mind you ! Pours pitch black with a good sized tan head that dissipates to pond work. Nose is jammy berry fruit, streak obooze, liqourice, pine resin, bitter grapefruit, dark chocolate, dank hop notes. Taste comprises rich cocoa powder, pine, bitter tropicals, skunky hops, boozey coating, bitter grapefruit, dark berry compote, light smoke and roastings. Medium bodied with bollocks, fine carbonation, earthy hop bitterness and subtle roast in the closure. Meine freundes, das is genau meine strasse !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3508) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2013
Growler split cheers to Leighton the american man. Pours dark brown with a big and sticky khaki head. Nose is loaded with grapefruit and pine driven hops, mild aniseed, sherbert, choc powder and orange rind. Alludes to the beginnings of an old fashion. Piney as all hell in the taste with dry chocolate powder and tropical mandarin notes, touch tangy indeed. Plenty of bright fruits with mild roasted coffee beans. Touch ashy on the finish. Very solid

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8236) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
750ml H&F growler .. . Pours a deep brown .. Stro head, lacing is of the medium strenghth .. . Mild toast, medium roast, and scorched hops .. . The mouth is muscle, easy finish .. . A pretty well done black ipa .. . . My drafts folder is just a list of my favorite beers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (19878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Pours seep brown-black with a thick, lasting beige foam head. The aroma has ripe grapefruit and moderate roast, honts of chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with good, moderately aweet chocolate, some baking cocoa, a bit of charred wood, toast, earth. Medium to full bodie with fine, somewhat creamy carbonation. Resinous finiah with lots of charred malts, bitter baking cocoa, some milk chocolate, a bit of purple grape and grapefruit. Lovely beer. Punchy but balanced and rich.


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