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Silk Scorpion - Karben4 Brewing

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Silk Scorpion
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karben4 Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pschul4 on 02-20-2013)
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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at brewery, poured into 16oz snifter.

A - Obsidian, like staring into the abyss black. Thin 1 finger tan head and some spotty lacing.

S - Hello Citra hops! Resinous, grapefruit and pine hop aroma sitting on top of a roasty malts. The scent is quite pleasing.

T - Yes, Citra hops jump out right away with citrus bitterness, pine, and earthy tones. They yield to the darker roasty malts on the palette along with bitter chocolate and some sweet caramel. The bitterness and hop flavors that are noticeable in the beginning make another appearance in the finish.

M - Medium and creamy mouthfeel with very nice carbonation.

O - Wow, this is now my favorite BIPA and would probably rival Lakefronts Black Friday addition. It is better than LF IBA and NG Blacktop. It is so good that I will be excited when it makes it to bottles in 2015. The Citra hops play so well with the roasted and sweet malts.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So exited to do the first review for these guys!

A- Pours a dark, cola brown with a nice amount of head and decent lacing

S- Lots of juicy citrusy hops and a touch of dark roasty malts. Smells so good!

T- Wow! Just like the smell but more intense. The hops are insanely citrusy and the coffee taste from the malts is awesome!

M- Prickly carbonation keeps everything clean.

O- One of the best Black Ales I have had. Lookin forward to more fromthese guys

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A. Dark brown appearance with a really nice tan head that settled to a covering skim that stayed with the beer until the last drop. Laced great too.

S. Like a cross between an Irish Stout and a hoppy pale ale. Dark roasted notes with some piney hops.

T. This beer melds two styles of beers together so well that it almost plays tricks on your mind while drinking it. At times the roasted malt with coffee undertones take center stage. Then a nice wave of citrus hops show through without being overly bitter. Just a cool tasting beer.

M. Lots of creaminess and body without being too heavy tasting.

O. This beer is shockingly good. If Karben4 can churn out other beers of this quality they'll be someone to keep an eye on. This may be the best tasting Black IPA I've had. Well done.

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Silk Scorpion from Karben4 Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.