Blue Monkey Bonobo
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Brewed by Blue Monkey
Style: Black IPA
Nottingham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Cask, Occasional;

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (487) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Cask. Pours very dark with ruby tint and full cream foam top like expresso. Aroma toasted malts and toffee. A pleasant sweet biscuit taste in the foreground with a piney hoppy bitterness beneath. Medium bodied with some carbonation on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
Clear brown colour, beige head. Aroma of hops, caramel, citrus and straw. Light bitter flavour, hops, caramel, malts. Finish malts, caramel and citrus.
(from draught -cask- @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London. Thanks for sharing, joes!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2015
Cask at Cask, Pimlico. Dark brown with mocca head. Fruity and roasted malts aroma. Good fruity flavours, some acidity, hints of apples. Less roast in the mouth. Very likeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9851) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Cask, Leicester Beer Festival 2015. Near black with a beige head. Aromas are coffee with raisins and blackberries. A hint of cheesy funk with gritty dark cocoa. Flavours are dark chocolate with vinous notes and sweet berries. Rich coffee with a dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6473) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Backlog rating. Cask at CBC Clapham, Craft 100, London. It pours a hazy dark brown color with ruby edges and a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts and dried fruits, toffee. Taste is quite roasty and bitter with notes of coffee, earth, cocoa, vanilla. Finishes resinous and bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Ok BIPA, not well balanced thought

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Cask at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Dark caramel / brown red coloured pour with a dull loose greyishhead. Aroma is hedgerow berry hop, little medicinal note. Flavour is composed of grainy, caramel, brown sugars, piney, medicinal hop. Palate is medium bodied, with a semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Cask during the RBESG 2014 London Sunday Tasting - Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Pours clear, rich brown with a frothy off-white head. The aroma holds melon, lightly toasted malts and rindy citrus. Medium sweet flavor with some further toasted malts, orange rind, earth. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with yet more toasty bread, pine. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2866) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Cask at the new cross house, new cross. Copper coloured pour with a white head. Orchard fruit and caramel aroma. Sweet fruit and malt flavour which segues into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
(cask) hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of herbal hops, mango and powdered sugar, with a hint of earth, dried cherries and vanilla. flavour is mostly the same, herbal hops, cherries and mango, with a hint of peaches and a light-bitter finish. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co - Clerkenwell, 82 Leather Lane, Farringdon, Greater London, England EC1N 7TR.

[ As Blue Monkey Bonobo ].
Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, grapefruit, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140810]

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