Sabbath Black IPA | Starr Hill Brewery

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 10

American Black Ale | 7.20% ABV

Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Notes: Rotating availibility. 
BA SCORE
85
Exceptional
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 10
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3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opted for a tulip for this one, due to the ABV, I figured this was an imperial black IPA.
The appearance was a semi-dark brown color almost black with a small off white foamy head. Mellow stringy lace.
The aroma had some floral to citrusy notes, light milk chocolate, some roasted malts, subtle coffee beans and a light dried anise sort of sweetness.
The flavor leaned into the floral sort of hoppiness, not too bitter but had an amplified roasty to chalky chocolate sort of character about it. Touch of nuttiness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. That chalky sort of dryness seemed to impart just a touch of distraction to my tongue.
Overall, I didn't mind this one for me, but definitely needed some water after this one.

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Sabbath Black IPA from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 10 ratings