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89
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GONZALOYANNA on 08-01-2012)
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Reviews by ocelot2500:
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ebony color with a frothy, off-white head that leaves big chunks of lacing.

Smells of pine, citrus, and some light roasted notes.

Tastes of the light roasted notes combined with the full hop notes. Leads off with clean hop notes that give off notes of citrus, pine, and some herbs. This gives way to a moderate bitterness. The herbal notes give a bit of a medicinal feel, that I find to be a fault. Malts come in with a nice roasted combination of cocoa powder and a bit of burnt coffee. Only lightly sweet, this definitely leans towards bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good black IPA, but for the price, $5.60 a 12oz, I expected near perfection, which would be achieved if the medicinal notes were done away with.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 01:54:19 | More by ocelot2500
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-23-2014 01:59:16 | More by KAF
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-17-2014 05:21:01 | More by Stum-pub
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-15-2014 03:29:11 | More by oriolesfan4
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jorgevial

Chile

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-27-2014 02:06:44 | More by jorgevial
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Modernrickk

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-17-2014 06:47:21 | More by Modernrickk
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid aromas and flavors for the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 18:06:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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MattPittsburgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-25-2014 23:34:59 | More by MattPittsburgh
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-24-2014 16:19:11 | More by jaydoc
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-14-2014 00:55:10 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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seavercm

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-30-2014 00:32:13 | More by seavercm
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body (maybe dark brown) decent khaki head and some minor lace patches around the glass. The aroma steers towards the malts as I get a little sweet caramel edge, some roasted malts, possible chocolate, and then a bit of both spice(?) and some herbal, bitter hops. Not a standout version of this style as it seems to play it safe, if you will, and have a minor hop base supplement a sweet, chocolaty and caramel malt base along with roasted malts for balance. A very enjoyable sipper and this medium bodied beer hits the spot; just wish the hops were slightly more pronounced.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 22:29:52 | More by clayrock81
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A crazy two finger billowy mocha head was poured that was for the most part slightly reduced and still there. It is a dark brown black color with bo vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy mocha lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, smoke, pine, and citrus.

Taste: Same as above. Pretty balanced with some bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium carbonation, ashy bitterness, and medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty standard black ale. I like the beer, but more hop presence would make this beer better.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 08:08:47 | More by Flounder57
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Poupae

Thailand

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-22-2014 04:53:02 | More by Poupae
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-21-2014 03:55:15 | More by afsdan
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-17-2014 02:57:23 | More by BrazilianAussie
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-12-2014 20:11:13 | More by Andy_Luft
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a large, thick head that lasts for a little while with good lacing. Color is dark, close to that of a nice coffee. Smell is primarily that of the roasted malt and pine aroma. The roasted malt and caramel flavor comes through as well as some fruitiness from the hops present but hidden behind the dominant piney and woodsy flavor. Not a bad balance of flavor overall. Medium body for a Black IPA, alcohol hidden nicely. Easy drinker for this style. Very good example of this style. Would like to have had it a bit fresher.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 02:09:14 | More by beersdmf17
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-15-2014 04:55:23 | More by mattmarka1
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tmzl

Slovenia

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: equal thick 2 thumb high off white foam; very slow retention, stays on top. Dark brown/black color, some subtle amber notes. Looks delicious. Lots of lacing, couple of yeast float around. Hard to see any carbonation.

Smell: Piney, herbs, citrus, grapefruit, woody/cedar maybe some fruity hops. Then comes the roasted, sweet, little creamy malt. Good balance. Some hints of tart, dark chocolatish.

Taste: Grapefruit, lime go to roasted sweet, caramel middle malt (intensity of malt taste rises with temperature). After with good balance of piney and roasted bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, crisp carbonation, still kinda silky, dry finish. Alcohol undetected, stupidly easy to drink - i like.

Overall: Gets better every sip/degree of temperature. Good dark IPA, easy to drink; what stands out is the balance - neither hop nor roasted malt stand out or overwhelm.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 22:25:16 | More by tmzl
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with a large, fading tan head.
Nose shows pine, roasted malt and grapefruit. Somewhat limited.
Big roasted malt flavours but with a fair bit of caramel sweetness behind it. Also pine and grapefruit.
Too much carbonation for these flavours.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 22:29:43 | More by CrazyDavros
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-26-2013 01:28:58 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz bottle

Appearance - Thick, billowing khaki head after a careful pour, which leaves solid lacing the whole way through. Black coffee color with ruby highlight coming through when held up to a light. A decent amount of sediment is left in the bottle.

Aroma - Floral hops, dark chocolate covered oranges.

Taste - Floral hops, black coffee, and slight bitter chocolate. Some grapefruit juice pulls through at the end to balance out this complex drink.

Mouthfeel - Slick and oily. Finishes dry and bitter. Fairly low carbonation given the size of the head. So complex, yet easy to drink.

Overall - Good beer, would love to try this fresh (No dates on the bottle). No telling how old it is at this point.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 05:15:24 | More by KVNBGRY
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jmtpi

France

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-19-2013 18:15:23 | More by jmtpi
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babaracas

Florida

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy medium brown, opaque very dark brown in the glass with big light brown head. Sheet of delicate lace down the glass. Smell: pine, navel orange, notes of buttered toasted brown bread and roast. Taste: tangerine into quick sugared dark fruit note into pine blast, with citrus peel, roast, unsweet chocolate, and dark brown sugar towards the finish. Finishes drying but sugary with lingering pine and a burnt-ish note. Better and better as it warms, pretty solid.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 04:25:44 | More by babaracas
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