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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout...Bad Santa has arrived. This mysterious dark elixir is filled with complex malt flavors and aromas. The toasted malt and roast character blend seamlessly to the alluring citrus and herbal hop aroma that comes from copious amounts of Ahtanum hops.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from LetsPour.com that I received as a gift. Dark brown in color with a fluffy two finger head that retains very well. Aroma is sweet, roasty, and chocolatey with a citrusy, earthy hop presence. Smells very hoppy, but not in a way that makes me think it will be bitter. Taste caught me a little off guard. Somewhat fruity and sweet, it tastes a little bit like dish soap, and for some reason that doesnt seem like a bad thing. I didnt get the hop flavor and bitterness until the aftertaste, but it does pack a small wallop. The finish is dry and lingers, like a bite of unbuttered pumpernickel bread. Intriguing. I find myself quickly going back for another sip to see what else I can taste. Very intricate compared to most of the other BIPA/CDAs Ive had.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3989) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2016
On Tap at Growler Guys, Meridian Clear very dark brown with redish edges. Thin light tan head and even sheets of lacing. Lots of roasted malts and fairly biter. Not particularly obnoxious but balanced and smooth for the black IPA. The hop flavors are not particularly fresh west coast style, but work well with the dark malts. Solid bitter dark ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crispaire (102) - - NOV 7, 2016
Poured black as night from 12 oz. bottle. Herbaceous, slightly piney, hoppy, with a nice maltiness on the nose and tastebuds. Mild notes of prunes. Smoooth brew. A good example of a winter ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2016
[24/12/15] Bottle from Happy Valley Supermarket in Portland, OR: Nice amber body with medium head. Nose is toasty, malts, coffee. Taste is toasty of coffee, malts, caramel. Well-balanced. Nice, creamy texture.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2861) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Deep brown with a rocky tan head. Roasted and toasted malt, aggressive earth and citrus hops. Medium bodied. Bitter finish. Good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3860) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Dark brown, thick tan head.Light malt nose.Toasty earthy malt,very late hop bitterness. Softly carbonated

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (417) - , Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Drank 01/18/2016 Bottled 10/12/2015 22 ounce bottle to wine glass Appearance: Brown, deep red against the light, small brown head, minimal lacing, inviting to drink Aroma: smell of toasted malts, boozy smell Taste: strong taste of toasted malts, hint of chocolate coffee, pine Mouth feel: Creamy Overall: Very good beer, aroma and taste comes out if drank close to 50F

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WABeerFiend (400) - - DEC 19, 2015
12 oz bottle dated 10.29.15. Poured on 12.16.15. A: Lots of caramel, bakers chocolate, and citrus. A: 1 finger off white head that stays. Very hazy black body with a lot of red in the glass. T: Caramel dominates. Bakers chocolate, light pine, and citrus are subtle. P: Smooth with a back end crispness. O: Its average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3887) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2015
August mahogany colored and topped with a caramel cream head. Feint pine and chocolate mint nose. While the aromas of this beer are fairly restrained, the body is quite roasty for a CDA. Black patent coffee notes infuse the beer with hearty coffee notes. Lighter piny hops at some resin and bitterness. Mild chocolate and pine finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (3117) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Pours black with a ton of swirl tan head and lace. I planned on pairing this with the movie with the same name, but I dont watch movies anymore. Big toasty malt aroma and flavor. Smokey hint in the finish. Mild vanilla. Nice winter beer here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color with about a finger of tan head, light bits of webby lacing. The nose is roast and light chocolate, sweet overall, and hints of pine. Taste is a little bitter, but moderate roast and hops. More floral than pine. Hints of chalkiness... Not bad though. Overall enjoyable CDA.


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