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Brussels Beer Project Dark Sister

Brussels Beer Project
Brewed at Brouwerij Anders

Style: Black IPA
Bruxelles, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4749) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
Bottled. The aroma has earthy yeast tones, light toast, citric hops. Dark coloured beer with a medium-big off-white beige head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has some sweetness, light caramel, earthy yeast, some fruity hop tones. Nice beer: Three times not part of the obvious possible styles: Not a black IPA, not a Belgian ale. But tasty, yes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2416) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 25, 2015
33cl bb03/2016. Mahogani-ruby pour, darker off-white foam. Belgian Dubbel yeast esters wholesomely interfering with the basic scaffolding of a Dark IPA: orchard fruit, grapes, raisins and powder milk chocolate in aroma accompanied by a very Belgian, subtle abv waft announcing lively yeast working overtime. Slightly more exotic, offkilter fruits in taste: starfruit, blood orange, cocoa-coated caramels. More of that gingerbread sweet Belgian dubbel malt profile coming through, well-lifted by perfumy US hop citrus. Engaging enough crossover brew with medium drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2939) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
One of the interesting brews from this new craft beer project, a dark IPA with, it has to be said, exemplary back label in mentioning EBC, IBU, hop varieties used and so on. The ABV unambiguously refers to "the number of the Beast". Very dark ruby colour, almost black but still translucent, slightly hazy, under a lacing, light beige, moussy head of medium thickness. Attractively perfumed bouquet of milk chocolate, orange liqueur, cinnamon, gingerbread, grapefruit peel, nutmeg, walnuts, port wine, (quite strong) iron, some coffee grounds, vanilla beans, brown bread, beef jerky and lilies. Fruity onset, raisins, pear, brambleberries, subduedly sweet with a lemony sourishness (feeling ’natural’, not infected), fairly sharp carbonation, smooth dark maltiness, nutty and bitterly chocolatey, spicy accents playing along, somewhat powdery mouthfeel, medium bodied, metallic as well but fortunately not too disturbing; finishes in an elegant, quenching bitterness, both roasted, ’cold black coffee’-like bitterness and citrussy and peppery hop bitterness, even a bit quinine-like in the end, somewhat resinous, supported by a hint of warming alcohol, but not disturbingly so. Interesting, somewhat unusual but tasty example of the style, which is still very rare in Belgium. Though quite iron-like and even metallic, this aspect is covered in sufficient complexity not to bother me so in the end, I truly enjoyed this. I hope to taste more of their beers in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (983) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle 0.33l from Delhaize supermarket Brussels Belgium.Taste with my kum Vlada.Pour it dark color with small white head.On the nose coffee.Taste and aroma of roasted malt, coffee, some spices, light flavour of hops on the end.For me this is more Porter than Black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1673) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2015
Cervesa amb bona aparença, en gust i aroma molt equilibrat el toc dolç amb l’amarg. Cerveza con muy buena apariencia, en sabor y aroma muy equilibrado el toque dulce con el amargo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3056) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle - dark brown to black pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, caramel, some piney and tropical hoppy fruity notes, nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22542) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle at Borup. Cloudy red-brown colored with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of grass. Fruity flavor of hops, pine needles, licorice and citrus peel with roasted notes. Hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
33 cl bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild fruity. Toasted malty and caramelish to breadish. Bitter, fruity and smooth. Medium dry, crisp and lingering slight fruity into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7016) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a biege head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, alcohol, spice and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alomtnez (138) - SPAIN - MAR 25, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Bottle. Very big brownish head with a very good retention. Reddish brown colour too particulate. Very clean floral aroma, herbs and some toasted malt and caramel hints. Very hoppy taste, dry bitterness, toasted malt, black cacao and some lactic notes. Somehow oily palate. Somehow unstructured.

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