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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Black with good, foamy tan head / Nose of citrus, pine, and dark caramel / Medium body, just a hint of sweetness but otherwise dry, some chew and good hop bite, with excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of dark caramel, toast, pine, and grapefruit / Not exceptional in any one aspect, just solid and balanced throughout.


3.2
pinkzambia (1931) - 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 (2287) - 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 (6187) - 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 (2567) - 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 (4627) - 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 (238) - - 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 (3298) - 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
Crit (3996) - 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
donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - 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


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