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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Black IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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common

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Keg, Special;
Coffee IPA


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9149) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Keg at BD Camden, 13/12/13 - evidently before Fergus’s shower arrived ! Black with a moderate tan covering that thins to a pond. Nose is light roast, hint of pine, bitter grapefruit, skunky hops, orange peel. Taste comprises light roast, earthy cocoa, jammy dark berry fruit, pine bite, tropicals, green pepper, dank hop presence. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure with grsasy hop bitterness. Respectable enough CDA, can’t say I was able to pick out coffee though!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3396) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Christmas do still got a few ticks in. Aroma is hedgerow berry with blackberry and cranberry.Flavour is berry and soft choc roast. Very clean ferement. Light mid body with medium carb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3163) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham 1st Birthday; dark brown pour with luxuirious beige head, tropical fruit mostly grapefruit aroma, taste is grapefruit quite a big coffee hit, smooth mouth feel quite an earthy hop, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2013
Tap at BD Shepherds Bush. Pours clear dark brown with a medium khaki head leaving nice lacing. Nose is quite herbal and full of grass clippings, quite earthy with moderate coffee roast. Taste really focuses on pine and big grassy driven hops. A hint of grapefruit with a nice pepperyness to the beer. Some light spice and espresso. Quite bitter and aggressive. So grassy. Very decent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7094) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Keg at BD Camden. It pours black with a thick, creamy tan head. The nose is juicy pine, earth, roasty, toast, coffe grinds and some faint grassy/herbal accent comes through on the tail end. The taste is bitter, pine, toast, espresso coffee, resinous, earthy grinds, mild acidity, grapefruit rind, dark chocolate and touch of pepper with a dry, bitter finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Bold, brash and damn bitter. Pretty tasty and enjoyable stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StuBrew (19) - - DEC 9, 2013
Enjoyed at Stone tap takeover @brewdogleeds. I’m told that stone basically took libertine black and pumped some high quality coffee in there. I love coffee, but like with beer, I want good coffee. The taste of this was lovely. Nice solid black IPA ...then a beautiful, smooth, high quality, espresso flavour comes through at the end. Curious to know what coffee is used - check it out. Great stuff. Was feeling a little tired but the caffeine in this perked me up nicely!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3672) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours jet black, long-lasting light tan head. Big hop aromas, "Brewdog signature aromas" according to jeevan. Resinous and grapefruit I thought. Coffee comes through on the taste, with more hops. Creamy texture and long bitter finish. Very enjoyable.


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