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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
A dark hoppy beer without a traditional dark hoppy beer taste. Light roasted, chocolate malt transitions into a smooth finish with a hint of tangerine.
Formerly brewed at Sutter Buttes & Hermitage Brewing Company

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rick_91709 (441) - USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours dark black with a creamy tan head. Vaguely piney aroma. Roasted malt flavor with a lingering bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Can from BottleDog, January 2016. Very nearly pitch capped densely with a slightly undulating off white foam. Aroma of dark sauces; soy, oyster, Worcester, some plummy yeast, soapy hop and cinder toffee. Restrained soapy and floral hop, sultana fruit, malt loaf. Not much happening on the roasted front. Weirdly more like an IPA than many US IPAs because it actually eschews soggy malt sweetness in favour of hop. Hints of peach, pine, liquorice and Soothers. OK.

andrepintado (3319) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 6, 2017
33cl can from honest brew. Dark color. Thin light beige head. Medium bitterness, light sweetness. Medium dry body. Aroma and flavour is spicy, hops, mango, pineapple, roasted, liquorice, light chocolate.

Idiosynkrasie (7419) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2016
355ml can [7.6% abv]. Opaque, darkest brown colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting and lacing, beige head. Slightly sweet-ish, chocolately, dark malty aroma, hints of fruit-flavoured chocolate, tangerine and orange. Taste is slightly bitter hoppy and chocolately dark malty, subtle sweetness, hints of dark chocolate tangerine, orange, orange zest; minimally metallic finish.

Christos (5689) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2016
(Ruhstaller Capt.) Can 355 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 7.6% Black coloured body, one finger of thick beige head on top, good retention. Aroma of citrus, chocolate, chocolate cake, orange. Taste of light roasted malts, ash on the finish, citrus, oranges, a bit of caramel, pine. Medium thin body, good carbonation, mildly dry on the palate. Nice one.

tricksta_p (4521) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is fruity hops, dark malt, slight roast, pine resin, caramel, some citrus and cocoa. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Medium bodied. Not as roasty of fruity as most BIPA, but piney hops instead. Nice.

anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
Can. Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty slightly roasted hoppy caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.

Werckmeister (3111) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 18, 2016
0,355l can at home. No obvious BB date. almost black color, small tan head. smells quite nice fruity / herbal, grapefruit, grass, light notes of mango, very light sweetness, some earthy notes, lovely fresh smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of grapefruit, a bit citric, lemon grass, light notes of licorice, spices, quite a bit of grass. finishes rather fruity and only very light bitter with notes of grapefruit, lemon grass and a very light sweetness. quite lovely beer, taste is rather light especially considering the ABV, but this makes it easily drinkable. also not overly complex but still quiet enjoyable. finish gets a bit boring when warm.

DCLawyer (2837) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Backlog from Brony Bottle Share at Travlr’s. Dark brown with bare offwhite head. Chocolate, grains, earthy malt. OK.

SarkyNorthener (4562) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 50th California rate. Can from cellar door, Sutton Coldfield. Black beer with medium head and decent lacing. Aroma is hoppy, brown bread and ash. Taste is chocolate, brown bread, hops, citrus, light grapefruit and a little charcoal. Medium bodied. Good.

Finhead (1741) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Clear, mahogany pour with a large, tan head. The aroma has roasted malt and light pine. It has a medium body with smooth texture and average carbonation. The taste is bitter with an easy, dry finish.

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