RateBeer
overall
91
66
style
Brewed by Berghoeve Brouwerij
Style: Black IPA
Den Ham, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Zer0's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1133) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (266) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2014
On tap at Winterbierfestival Haarlem. Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, alcohol, a hint of hops. Taste is bitter sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, bit of hoppy roasted bitterness in the ending. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8264) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle from trade with bierkoning, thanks Edo! Extreem gushing!!! Im Glas ist ein sehr trübes dunkelbraunes Bier mit wenig bräunlichem Schaum. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Holzfass, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, schwerlastig, Kaffee, alkoholisch, schwer zu trinken..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5316) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from lekkerbier, BB early 2017, large sample. Opens with a big sssh, but only after a minute starts gushing like a madman. Seems to be a bit too much yeast particles as there remains a cloudy dark brown colored beer with a huge light brown head. Aroma is indeed a bit yeasty, some roast, grapefruit, pine, dark chocolate, dark bread, coffee. Medium bitter taste, mostly from dark roasted malts actually. Some sweetness. Again coffee and dark bread in flavor. High carbonation, medium body. Should try a proper version and rerate. Still has potential.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dohny (271) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate and alcohol dominates in aroma. Alcohol (also fusel) dominates also in flavor. Bitter finish. Dark brown color with beige head. Full body, oily, warming alcohol, moderate carbonation. Warming winter drinking. I think some aging could make it better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (1660) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
Gusher but what was left was very tasty. I love beers like this. Complex, dark, beautiful. Bottle from Mitra Vismarkt in Groningen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (961) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma dark roasted malts, pine, caramel, chocolate, liquorice, coffee.
Taste chocolate sweet, pine coffee bitter.
Mouthfeel creamy.
Great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle split at CBC Clerko, thanks to an IP trade with Bierkoning, 30/09/14. Light black to extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan covering. Nose is big on roasty tones, earthy, spice, pine, dark fruit, hint tropicana. Taste comprises more big roast, light booze, spice, liqourice, dark chocolate, light pine. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok CDA, a little too hot though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (4915) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Almost black colour, big beige head. Aroma of blueberries, grapefruit, roasted malts, liquorice, charcoal, chocolate, earth, some alcohol, not your average BIPA. Flavour is sweet, fruity, currants, blueberries, grapefruit, charcoal, liquorice, some bitter chocolate, yeast, decent bitter finish, earthy and light ashy. Medium bodied. Over-carbonated, but a few swirls tackled that problem.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7376) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich-roast, dark chocolate, pine, earth, orange peel and a touch of sherbet. The taste is bitter, rich roasted malt, earth, toast, pepper, caramel, dark chocolate, charred wood, spice and alcohol warmth with a very dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. A touch rough around the edges, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Colin. Pours rich brown with a creamy beige head. Well toasted bread on the nose with modest cocoa, roast, dirt. Big sweet flavor, some creamy chocolate, earth, charred wood. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with some scorched earth, baking cocoa, more burnt wood. Not bad.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50