Summit Unchained 08 Black Ale

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Medium bodied ale with a pronounced citrus/passion fruit/mango aroma, slight astringent/burnt character from the black malt. Think black colored hoppy ale.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23624) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thank you! Black, bright tan head, delicate lacing. Aroma of intense pine, charcoal, burnt cocoa. Taste is bitter coffee, pine resin, dark chocolate. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with a 2 finger creamy tan head. Citrus/fruit dark roast malt aromas. Med body. Flavor is citrus, floral/fruit and astringent burnt malt. Finishes pretty dry and bitter. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Draft. Poured clear black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted and citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy toasted bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew that I would recommend to a freind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
A deep dark brown ale with a thick frothy. lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy hops, light mineral notes, light coffee, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with light peated notes, grassy hops, light mineral notes, light licorice, still solid after 2 years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Either un-retired or a vintage keg. It is good htough. Nice bitterness, flavors mesh well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle. Mango/orange/caramel malt and grapefruit peel/pine aroma. Dark chestnut color with large tan head. Sweet caramel/chocolate, light malt and moderately bitter orange peel hops flavor. Decent body. Not bad - would have liked if the malt was more forward.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10471) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pours dark brown with 2-finger tan head (some ruby through direct light). Nose is huge roasty black malt, heavy hops, citrus, mango. Tastes very hoppy, resiny, with a big black patent malt bill, and citrus abounding. This one is very homologous to a lower grade Alpha Klaus, and Id bet theyd be indistinguishable in a blind test. Perhaps Summits best beer ever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Tap at Stub and Herbs. Black pour with a large frothy off white head. Aroma is mild grapefruit. Medium palate. Sharp grapefruit on taste with some roastiness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
12oz bottle, found in the cooler at Party Town. Code on the bottle reads 13011125. Mostly clear very dark brown color. Pours with an entirely excessive amount of head. A third of the bottle quickly generates enough airy bubbly head to fill a 16oz glass. Bitter, spicy roast malts, little burnt tasting. Musty, malty toasty aroma, no fruit flavors left in this. Awful astringent medicinal bitter taste in the finish. Spicy, herbal hop and some cloying sweet malt. Aftertaste is so bad it makes my mouth water and taste buds go numb. Medium body. Soft, stronger carbonation. Some licorice in the finish. Drain pour... drinking pretty awful right now. If you see this, skip it. Far past its prime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Poured dark reddish black with nice off white head on tap at Blue Door Pub, aroma brought notes of orange and tangerine, some nice grass and pine as well, hints of roast and chocolate. Taste is a nice balanced mix of citrusy orange and pine, hints of roast, some ash, chocolate, finishing piney and dry, nice bitterness to it.

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