RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A tantalizing twist on a unique style! This ale has a seductive ebony hue, with an aroma that is bold, full of fresh floral and citrus hops, with just a pinch of pine. The rich aroma blends delightfully into the enigmatic body of rich roasted malts with chocolatey, nutty flavors. Then ensues the tang of refreshing orange peel and a citrus hop finish that lightly lingers and then beckons you to revisit this most enjoyable seasonal ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
polarisbeerguy (22) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
Citrus infused IPA pours dark brown smells hoppy but drinks incredibly smooth tastes like 6% but could put a few down with ease!

weihenweizen (4042) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
On tap at P&P Charleston. Black with huge light brown head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is herbal hops, dark malt, and some citrus hops.

nybol (2311) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2016
Den nye dreng i klassen. Sort IPA. Har smag af både ristet malt og humle, men ikke rigtig amerikansk IPA.

smboselli (150) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Love the style but not this one in particular. While I respect the uniqueness and complexity, I'm wondering where the "power" is ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Satyroneto (389) - BRAZIL - MAR 31, 2015
Cor marrom quase negra com sedimentos grosseiros em suspensão; espuma bege de baixa formação e média persistência com excelente lacing. Aroma de flor de laranja e de lúpulos cítricos; em segundo plano um torrado de café. Sabor de início amargo cítrico intenso com leve toque de laranja evoluindo para um final torrado que é logo substituído por amargor intenso; retrogosto adstringente e leve torrado; corpo médio e baixa carbonatação.

AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Black hue, zero visibility with mostly diminishing light khaki head. No lacing. Citrus orange peel, dark malt, dark fruit, licorice aromas. Taste of prunes and dark fruit up front with a light citrus (orange) finish.

erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
Black body, stable head, looks nice. Fruity, malty, bitterness but not very fresh, rather sweaty. Far from a Belgian ale, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not super clean. Chocolate palate, medium bitter. Simple ending. It’s nice. (33cl bottle brought from California by Flavia, many thanks!)

rosenbergh (11753) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2014
12 oz bottle brewed in Saratoga Springs, NY. (World Market) Chattanooga, TN.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small light tan head. Dark malt, oatmeal, mild smokey notes, bacon (?) and mild hops in the aroma. The flavour is toasted malt, mild hops, mild bitterness, chocolate and some sweetness. A bit thin but otherwise quite nice Black IPA.

fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2014
A black beer with a small beige head. The aroma is roasted and smoky malt with citrus. The flavor is burnt and pith, like a burned chocolate orange candy.

chicagobears (474) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours black with lacing head into Sprecher pint glass. It seems strange to get such a citrusy nose with a ale that looks like a porter. The flavor gives way to a robust smokey/charred flavor with a tinge of orange. It is quite pleasant and I was expecting this at all.

slowrunner77 (12581) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Seems that a. this wasn’t fresh (or just poor quality) and b. there wasn’t enough good things going on. Floaties galore, followed by a nice hearty black roasted aroma with faint orange. Flavor and feel don;t match...too thin and the flavor is weak, and a little off/tart. I’ve had too many far superior in the style to try this again."

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