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Alechemy Black Aye PA

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85
46
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Brewed by Alechemy
Style: Black IPA
Livingston, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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cask and bottle, regular<br /Originally called “Cockleroy”, this classic Alechemy recipe has been renamed “Black Aye PA”. This ale is an intriguing juxtaposition of dark malt combined with the full citrus aromas of a traditional IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6521-20140710] Cask. Smoked wood plank aroma has a nice chocolate malt undertone. Hazy, dark cola body with a medium-lasting tan head. Bitter smoked wood grain flavour has a mild fruity aftertaste. Full body. Tasty, nice hoppy profile. (8/3/8/3/16) 3.8
(Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014 @ Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a minimal white head. Aroma of roastiness, leather, licorice and some chocolate. Flavour of roastiness, burnt bread, salt, licorice, some earth and bitterness. Medium bodied. Nice roasty and lingering bitter finish. Considering the ABV this is excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4094) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, mahogany colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Roasty dark malty aroma with coffee notes, a touch of toffee, slightly citrusy hoppy overtones, hints of lemon and orange zest. Taste is roasty dark malty, hints of burnt coffee, citrusy hoppy overtones with a dry touch of orange zest; a grassy hop note as well; lasting bitter finish. Neither overly rich nor strong - easy drinkable beginner’s Black IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4137) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Cask pint at Cloisters, Edinburgh on 24th Oct 2014. Pours a dark brown, might even be black (not a lot of light where I was standing), on top a lightly tanned head. Mixed bag of an aroma with citrus notes tempered by chocolate and sweeter caramel maltiness. The taste was similar but not as sweet as the nose suggested, hints of liquorice and dark chocolate towards the end of each sip, and in the aftertaste. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7684) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle from Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon. Consumed at home Sunday 26th October 2014. Very dark brown verging towards (but not quite) black in colour.Creamy tan/light beige head that soon turns to a smaller filmy head. I get fed up of writing citrussy but it is, a little roasty, in fact really quite roasty there is a very light coffee edge. Very good. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Cask at SRAF. Pours black, nose is chocolate and pine, taste is dry, bitter, chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1038) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Tried at the Nottingham Beer Festival 14. Colour is dark almost black with a tan head. Citrus hop, coffe, chocolate bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Cask at St Albans beer festival 2014, St Albans, Herts. A black coloured pour with a thin off white bubbly head on top. Roasty, malty, citrus aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, citrus. This didn’t taste so good, it was the end of the barrel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4921) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
50cl Bottle, tfs R&J! Almost black colour, beige head. Aroma is faint, some coffee & cream, caramel/toffee, light hoppy. Flavour is likewise, more a hopped dry stout with some caramel added. Light-bodied. Smooth and tasty though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2014-07-10. Black body modest frothy beige head. 3++ Aroma is mild dusty dry roast. Flavour is fairly dry and bitter throughout. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Feels like it warrants more gravitas to the mouth feel. Just okay, unbalanced. Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival


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