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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (805) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bomber. Citrus and light roasted malts. Solid bitterness throughout. Malty sweetness shows up in the background as the brew warms up. Finish is crisp, piny and bitter. Tasty.


3.1
Yenjay (3) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 23, 2017 does not count
Dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, coffee, light pine Taste: well balanced, roasty, some alcohol, sweet grapefruit finish.

3.2
Quick3Beers (1465) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2017
Pours a black from a bottle with a tan head, medium lacing. Roasty coffee and cacao nib aroma blends with a light pine. Similar flavor, a bit of a citrus. Good beer.

3.2
pinkzambia (2073) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Tap @ Flying Pie: Brown with a tan head. Aroma of cinnamon and cloves with a similar flavor plus peppermint.

3.6
Sarlacc83 (2404) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Tap. A: Mahogany body with a creme head. N: Pine, grapefruit, cocoa, roast, burnt biscuit, earth, damp leaves, coffee, roast and ash. T: Quite bitter. Lightly sweet. Smokey. M: Medium body, no alcohol, crisp carbonation. O: Solid. Nothing too special but Santa would like it.

3.7
dwyerpg (6454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 18, 2016
An enjoyable roast and hop aroma. I liked this more than my friend, who declared it to have a charcoal flavor. I do think it has a bit of charcoal but I still mostly liked it. Pretty thick.

4
Fatehunter (2624) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. Taste is milk, almost burnt coffee, nice pine bitterness and dark chocolate. Texture is chewy.

3.4
IndianaRed (5059) - 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
crispaire (247) - - 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
altonbrownd (5897) - 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
Capa (3500) - 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.


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