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Beerbliotek Belgian Black IPA

Brewed by Beerbliotek
Style: Black IPA
Göteborg, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Toasty malts and fruity hops combine with a Belgian yeast to make a complex beer that we know won’t be for everyone. But we’re ok with that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
330 ml bottle sampled on August 22/23, 2014.
Batch No 02, BB 27.May.2015.
Even when poured fairly carefully into a nonic pint glass builds up so much head that I can’t fit the whole bottle’s content in there with one pour. Though of course I pour straight into the glass and not to the side of it.
Clear, pretty much black color, though you can see through it with hints of very dark brown, especially to the bottom of the glass. Big to huge fluffy lasting head that is cafe latte in color. Roasted, somewhat bitter, hoppy, pith, citrus peel taste. Grassy, hoppy, bitter, citrus, pith, zest aftertaste. Also roasted coming through after a while. Rather smooth, though sort of low CO2, mouthfeel. Medium bitterness that is a bit dry and finishes higher and to the light harsh side. A mineral or salt like sensation, especially on the tongue. The dry roasted aftertaste seems to enhance the bitterness some. Fruity, hoppy, light roasted, fresh, cream, hints of red berries scent.
Smells nice, taste more than OK. In taste I was close to setting this at a 6 after personal preference, but will keep it at a 7 still, it is the bitterness and pith like finish together with an overly noticeable roastiness that throws the beer sort of out of balance that drags down the overall for me some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (342) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Tap @ Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Aroma: Chocolate, roasted notes, some hoppy notes. Taste: Dito. Body is medium, the finish is dry and medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (946) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2014
Tap @ Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Hoppy with roasted notes, grapefruit and chocolate, bitter. The finish is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5439) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Draught at Haket, Göteborg, Sweden. Black with beige head. Roasted coffee, some chocolate, faint hop notes, no clear belgian yeast character. Light to mmedium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, citrus fruits, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10558) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Ölstugan Tullen Andra Lång, Göteborg. Black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy roasted aroma, chocolate, licorice, citrus, grassy, hay, soot, vanilla notes. Roasted hoppy flavor, grassy, citrus, floral, yeasty, spicy notes, metal, tar, some licorice. Hoppy licorice finish with chocolate, cocoa notes. Quite ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (3293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Haket, Bar å sånt, Göteborg.
Appearance: Red-black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Grapefruit, liquorice, berries.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, liquorice, spices, roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (921) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
beige head disappears with some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma bit cheesy, fruity, pine, soapy. taste like aroma aftertaste coffee bitter. medium body and carbonation. bottle 33 cl / bbf may-2014

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1614) - Varberg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2013
Fat @ Ölrepubliken, Göteborg. Mycket trevliga dofter stiger från den svarta ölen: Citrus, kaffe, lakrits och en svag rökighet. Smaken är något tunn, något för kolsyrig, och jag hittar inte mycket belgiskt om jag ska vara ärlig. Här är dock lakritsen och citrustoner dominerande och det är ju sällan fel. Röda bär, soja och mörk choklad fyller på.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2783) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Draught @ Jerntorgets Brygghus. Pours hazy reddish black with a small bubbly beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is malty, herbal, tiny phenolic and tiny fruity with pumpernickel bread, roasted malts, liquorice root, moist grass, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, black pepper corns, lemony soap, apricots, peaches, mango, dark roast coffee and lemon zest. Taste is bitter, malty, slightly fruity, slightly herbal and slightly phenolic with roasted malts, pumpernickel bread, caramel, burnt cookies, dark roast coffee, grapefruit juice, liquorice root, black pepper corns, charred wood, grapefruit rinds, moist grass, pine needles, dried apricots, mango, pineapple, resin and hints of smoke. Mouthfeel is round, slightly astringent, slightly soft and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, burnt cookies, dark roast coffee, grapefruit juice, lemon balm, grass, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, salty liquorice candy and lemon zest. Smells nice and tastes even better. Close to a perfect easy-drinking BIPA but not all the way there yet...

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