Toxic Sludge Black IPA - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
3.58/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
16oz can poured into a standard pint glass.
One of my customers told me this tasted like if Guinness and an IPA had a child together, so I am intrigued and looking forward to seeing if he was correct in his assessment.
AP: 1" foamy light tan head that dwindles down to 1/4" with good lacing on the side of the glass. Colour is brown like a light stained wood with some red hues.
AR: Smells a bit like a Guinness with roasted grains/malts/barley being the first aroma to hit my senses. There's sweet aromas in this as well, but nothing fruity. More like caramel and toffee and a sweet cinnamon roll. Ah, make that cinnamon roll with orange marmalade on it. In the background are Earthy hops. Smells like it could be a Barleywine.
T: Roasted grains/barley to start, reminiscent of Guinness, but that doesn't last long. Brown and black bread are the next flavours I discern. The sweet aromas aren't as prominent in the taste. There's a hint of toffee, caramel and orange just before the finish when the hops come in. The hop bitterness is balanced, not too much and not too little. I get a tiny bit of bitter chocolate at the end.
M: Rather light in body and it's pretty carbonated in the mouth. Dry finish is nice.
OV: A decent brew if you like roast and hops that are more Earthy/herbal than citrus.
Serving type: can
06-07-2013 02:25:36 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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3.78/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains roasted malts, some chocolate and some hops.
T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, chocolate and maple which make this beer seem more like a brown IPA than a black one. The hops presence is mild for the style. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean for the style.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, not the best representation style, it’s a good beer but it certainly does not seem like a “Black IPA”.
Serving type: can
04-16-2014 03:28:37 | More by TheManiacalOne
Toxic Sludge Black IPA from Blue Point Brewing Company
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