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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With three feet of powder closing the roads, a brewery is not a bad place to get snowed in. Given the unanticipated hall pass of a snow day, our brewers decided to experiment. Hmm…what about this dark caramel roasted Midnight Wheat braced with a serious load of Styrian Goldings, Centennial and Cascade hops? Shovel it in. What a deliciously unexpected way to spend a SNOW DAY!

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3.3
anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2013
Draft @ Toronado, San Francisco, CA. Pours a black color with a longlasting off-white head. Has roasted malty spicy weak hoppy aroma. Roasted malty spicy yeasty hoppy flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

4.3
Travlr (24274) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle. Very dark maroon color, large beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh pine! Taste is burnt hops, grass, subtle burnt espresso. Very nice, and easy to drink. Great example of the style.

3.5
fiulijn (20372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Draught at Mckay’s Taphouse, Bellingham
Dark brown color, with creamy head. It has some caramel aroma. Mild caramel flavor, balanced with the correct bitterness, a touch of resiny hops, but a regular beer overall.

3.4
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown. Very thin head. Fresh cascadey nose with a mellow chocolatey dark malt character. Similar flavour - light chocolatey malts and fresh cascades. Simple, but effective, like a Black APA I guess.

3.5
bhensonb (15079) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours really dark ruddy brown with a creamy beige head. Aromas of roast caramel and mixed hop. Near med body. Flavor is dark roast caramel with touches of evergreen/resin. It’s pleasant, and the flavor is different from many winter ales. Now for the Imperial version!

3.9
Ratman197 (14668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Wynkoop Parade of Darks poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of lemon zest, grapefruit, floral notes, grassiness and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of lemon zest, grapefruit, flral notes, biscuit and grassiness with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear black with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted earthy hop, toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good complex beer.

3.4
djd07 (14355) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small frothy beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a roasted malt with raisin and bread. Thin mouthfeel with a raisin malt and nice light hop finish. A good black IPA from New Belgium.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2011
12oz bottle. Large beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, caramel, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel, raisin, some roast, bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, some resin, light effervescence.

3.8
Drake (13637) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin creamy off-white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, roasted notes, nuts and spicy hops. The taste is chocolate, toasted malts, roast and bitter hops. Medium bodied. Quite drinkable.


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