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style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Combines the roasted malt flavours of porters and stouts with the bright hoppiness of the American IPA. Dry hopped for additional flavour and aroma, without adding unnecessary bitterness.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5988) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Rich dark brown coloured body with a nice two centimetre tall creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, resinous hops and a lot of chocolate and piney scents that show some alcohol as well. Medium-bodied; Rich malty flavour at first with the roast the strongest and then some coffee and chocolate complexities come through - then the bitterness from the hops really shines through with an almost fruity finish and a touch of alcohol near the end. Aftertaste is rich and enjoyable with some sweetness from fruit and chocolate and still a lot of bitterness make this a very nice drink. Overall, a nice Black IPA with a solid profile and smooth complexities throughout. Well worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this sixteen ounce pour on draught during a Schlafly Tap Takeover Event at Whole Foods in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 17-February-2017 for US$4,00 at the end of my driveway!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3932) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2017
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and herbal. Taste is coffee, chocolate and hops.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
laurenlm (6) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2017 does not count
I was so excited to see this beer on tap! Ive never had an IPA that had a dark appearance like this one, and the darker malts definitely added a lot of roasty, toasty flavors that mixed well with the hoppiness of this beer and really balanced them out.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (13172) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Draft at Sedona, 8/14/14. Pours a clear dark orange with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus, earthy hops, roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, herbal and citrus hops, bubblegum and nutty notes. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Draft. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is hops and coffee. Taste is malt and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft at bottle works during RBSG. From notes. Coffee and chocolate with a nice dose of herbal hops. Pretty darn good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (2032) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Roast and cocoa with moderate low floral hops. Dark brown with slight garnet highlights and taupe head. Taste is overt roast and slight floral hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6702) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft during RBSG 2014 at Schlafly Bottleworks. Black with off-white head. Aromas of roast, floral notes, citrus, light pine. Tastes of roast, pine, light citrus, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15596) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Draft. RBSG. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of cocoa, roast, toasty chocolate and pine. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Tap at Publicity Pub in Bellevue; Typically BIPA's are full of malt flavor WITH hops. This one is heavy on the hops. Blind taste tests where you can't see the dark color would trip people out. Great lacing and if you are a hophead you will love this brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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