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Baird Divine Vamp III
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
India Black Ale (IPA) brewed exclusively for Popeye’s in Royogoku, Tokyo, Japan.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2014
On tap @ Popeye, Tokyo. Dark brown, cola like, not much head. Hoppy aroma. Mild woody hop flavour. Light smooth cola aftertaste. A bit thin for a black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (3086) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2007
Deceptive upon looking at it as the light brown head and color of the body suggest a brown ale or perhaps even a porter. However, one whiff of the hoppy cascade nose sends your mind into total disorientation, but you can reach your senses when you get a whiff of some pale malts. A huge floral hoppy body hits the tongue, but after the first swallow the roasted malts become apparent. After every subsequent swallow the hops and malts fight for attention. The hops produce a cotton candy like feel that seems to transform the roasted malts into milk chocolate like tasting. This is strange, but incredible stuff. Only a perfectly balanced beer could do what this beer does. To get a better understanding of this, take 2/3 pint of IPA and a 1/3 of a stout and combine them. It goes great with Yakisoba.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (2868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft - Chocolate, dark malts and a bit of liquorice. Jet black with a thin brown head. Bitter roast and a bit of chocolate, ending sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2800) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Black colour with a beige head. Quickly vanishing lacing. Tastes a lot like a stout. Coffee, chocolate, some bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2009
On tap @ Popeye’s February 2009. Clear dark pour with practically no head. Hoppy aroma, pine but also liqorice and dark malts. Tastes like it smells burnt caramel, prune, tobacco. It strikes me that this could be something that Nøgne Ø could have brewed. Mild acidic aftertaste. Interesting and recommended!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 24, 2010
Draft at Popeyes (Tokyo), a dark reddish brown. Big hoppy nose of citrus and pine. The malt is quite subdued, but adds some roastiness.. A decently bitter palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009 My first IBA. I enjoyed this, but after sampling so many great beers that night, this felt a little like an afterthought.. Cheers to the gentleman that shouted me a round though! Rerate. The first impact, this beers older brother is better, but this is still not without it’s charm. Quite hoppy for what it is, although the body is a bit light

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 28, 2007
Draught at Popeye’s. Dark brown with red highlights and a small tan head. Aroma was very hoppy, toasted malt, and floral. Medium body. Pretty hoppy, pine, earth tones, smoke, caramel, and chocolate. I couldn’t figure out what type of brew this was...struck me as a very dark IPA. Doesn’t really matter, it was real good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 11, 2012
Tap at Popeye. Dark brown, small golden head, soon goes. Aroma, some roast, bit coffee, not so much hoppiness, just bitter from coffee. Taste initial hop hit, grassy hops, quite full on, some grapefruit too. Fades a but further down and get some fruitiness and something floral. Parma violet element with bitter dark choc. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2007
At Popeye’s in Tokyo. Dark ruby brown, minimal head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, anise. Flavor is smoke, grass, toffee, caramel.


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