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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1165) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2677) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
12oz bottle sent from Christos thanks to free beer week, thanks! Pours a very dark brown, night quite black with a quickly dissipating brown head, aroma has a good amount of pine and hops mixed in well with some chocolate and milk, the flavor has quite a bit of roast and malt at first with a chocolate and bitter finish at the same time, sweet yet hoppy at the same time, nailed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franksv6 (498) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2015
Dark beer with a beige head. Taste is coffee, caramel, nice bitter and good strong alcohol. Smells good. Tasty

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2131) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2015
flesje opent met een luide pssss. had nu direct een gusher verwacht, dat valt mee tot na het inschenken van het glas vond de inhoud van het flesje het wel ok, dat wou er namelijk ook uit... in het glas bleef alles heerlijk rustig, maar ’t flesje was een ander verhaal. schenkt zwart met veel koolzuur in de bruine kraag, grote bubbels. aroma van chocolade, den, geroosterde mouten, komt ook wat zoetig binnen. Smaken zijn behoorlijk vol van koolzuur maar erg smaakvol moet ik zeggen, veel chocolade, geroosterde mouten, den, hoppig, iets pittigs, grapefruit. redelijke body, aardige BIPA

enorm jammer van de gusher, vind dit toch een enorm gebrek hoe het bier ook mag smaken na de tijd.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2788) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle. Black pour, brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and red fruit. Taste of roasted coffee, dark cacao, vanilla and fruity hoppy tones of pine and citrus. Bitter roasted finish, long full aftertaste. This is really good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1859) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of tropical fruits. Flavour is moderate sweet with a medium bitter finish. Tasty Black IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1223) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
From the draft at The Winterbier Festival in Hoogeveen, shared glass. Apperance:Allmost black with a small head. aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate upfront with some light citrus, grapefruit in the background. Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate coffee upfront, citrus hops in the back, In the finish some spicyness pours through as well as more orange peel, leaving a citrus and bitter aftertaste with tones of chocolate but here the bitterness is clearly from the hops. medium body, a bit fizzy carbonation. Only light IPA characteristics, The Black part is very well done, but I did get the idea the IPA part was bit underdeveloped. overall a bit better as average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (345) - 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 (10291) - 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 (5762) - 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 (312) - 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


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