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Brewed by Berghoeve Brouwerij
Style: Black IPA
Den Ham, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Black IPA, brewed for Harry Pinkster to celebrate his 10.000th tasted beer. Will most probably remain in the portfolio with a name to be announced under the Berghoeve brand.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Aroma is herbal, caramel and alcohol and ripe fruits. Taste is quite sweet. Some orange. Full bodied.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1305) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
330ml bottle, thanks to Benzai! Pours black with big foamy beige head. Roasted malts and hops in the aroma. Taste is strong with roasted malts, coffee, liquorice mixed with some mild citrus and herbal notes and an earthy bitter linger. Big tasting enjoyable beer and my first from Berghoeve.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 10% The thick layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle got me worried, something was telling me that this was going to be a gusher. After reading some reviews I played it safe and I opened it above the sink, but it seems I worried for nothing, Yes it gushes a little bit but very slowly. Anyway, it pours a totally black beer with a huge beige head, very thick and creamy, with fantastic retention, leaving light lacing around the glass. Aroma of roasted malts nicely blended with some light citrus, grapefruit, light chocolate, lemon leaves. Every sniff switches between stout aroma, IPA aroma, then blended and so on and forth. Tastewise is more close to a stout, more roasted than hoppy character and the impression gets even stronger because of the high alcohol level. There is a spicy touch and some orange peel on the finish though. The bitterness on the aftertaste comes definitely from the hops, with a long lasting effect on the tongue and the back of the throat. Medium thick body with fizzy but on good levels carbonation. Dry palate but yes, also sticky. Overall a great beer, one of the best I had from Berghoeve.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (150) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Gusher! Spilled almost half the bottle :( Murky brown, with loads of tan foam that shrinks to a thin layer. Aroma: grass, citrus, wood, dark berries. Taste: brown sugar, coffee, roast, citrus, herbs, pine, liquorice, somewhat earthy. Medium body, sticky, moderately sweet and bitter, with a long lasting herbal and liquorice finish. Lovely, only need to get the foam under control.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hermanw7 (28) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
33cl bottle from Bierkoning. Huge medium light beige head. Aromas of grass, citrus fruits hops, a bit of salt. Lots of carbonation. Tastes of coffee, licorice Bitter aftertaste, with the carbonation still active on my palate, and some spices or pepper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (4303) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: First gusher I got from this brewery, quite rare. Bigger beige foamy head on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer. Aromas of roast, coffee, some darker sugars, chalk, wood roast, herbs, some citrus grapefruit tones, some vanilla and some hops. Flavours of bitters, roast, some coffee/espresso, good bitter roasty touch, pepper, some darker sugars, herbal roast, light fruity tones like citrus, raisin and grapefruit, malt roast and some growing bitters. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, hops, roast, spicy, some citrus and wood roast. Low carbo, creamy spicy mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a creamy texture. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2187) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
Geruch Dunkelmalz, Kaffee, röstig, minzig. Start süßmalzig, Zitrus. Mitte Malz, Kaffee, Schokolade. Abgang süßsäuerlich, leicht trockenbitter, brennt etwas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillemsUrenkel (424) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
On tap at the Groningen Bierfestival. Black, really black in the glass. Dark berries and peppermint at the nose.Starts mild, little bit burning alcohol. A lot of dark fruits and burned malt. Hop bitterness present in the background. Like a very spicy Schwarzbier. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013

Bottle 330ml. @ [ pre-TSODRBSG13 ], Ulfborg.

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, roasted, licorice hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130830]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle at TSODRBSG 13. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, hop. Flavour is is alcohol, malt, hop, caramel, pine. OK beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
Reddish brown colour, firm beige head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, tropical fruit, bread and cacao. Sweet malty flavour, roasted malts, bitter hops, a bit like a porter on steroids. Finish cacao, sweet malts, dates, hops and red fruits. Nice brew!!
(from 33cL bottle @ Benzai’s place. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)


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