Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A nutty dark ale with soft hopping. A so-called Black IPA that is more a Brown Ale. Decent for what it is.
How: Tap at La Taberna Lupulo, San Juan, PR.
The look: Near black body topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose is roasted almonds, brownies cake, leafy hops, fresh tobacco. Taste has a caramel cake, soft brown cookies, almonds and other nuts, leafy hops. Carbonation is a bit too aggressive and this adds an undesired acidity in the finish. Bitterness sensation is very low. Listed at 7% on the tap-list, not sure if it is a mistake, it felt very slender, like a 5% beer. Not a bad beer, but this is not much of a black IPA, more like a Brown Ale with a hoppy twist. It was a nice sunny day in San Juan and I was sitting in a pub drinking this local beer, it’s fascinating how I am only interested in drinking beers and ratings beers, even when travelling, that’s all I want to do with my life, I would do that 24h/day, my limitation knows no boundaries.