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Brewed by Brasserie de la Senne
Style: Black IPA
Brussels, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A collaboration brew between De La Senne and Luc "Bim" Lafontaine on his way to his new homeland - Japan.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3193) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 22, 2014
Black bodied and tan super stable frothy head. Dark roasted malts, herbal, green and pine hops, well balanced, clean yeast, brown bread. Delicious mix although it isn?t very heavy. Active carbonation like an ipa yet roasted sharper notes, even getting some bitterness from the malts. Lasting bitterness, full tasting ending. Not deep, but that again itís and ipa not a stout. Totally worthy of its abv. I love it. I?m a total sucker for this kind of beer. (33cl bottle from La Cave ŗ Bulles)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (268) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours black with a small white head. Aroma is not strong, with a bit of roast, some weaker hops. Taste has some nice roast, hops are coming out better. Dark bitter chocolate with some bitter grapefruit seeds. Tongue ends up feeling dry, with some bitter roast flavours lingering longer. Overall, good black IPA but not very special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2014
Dark brown color. Very light brown head. Molasses, coffee and dark chocolate nose with just a bit of hops. Moderately aggressive hoppiness, with good roastiness but not a ton of depth. Bitter finish with some roasted malts. Not bad

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdmmb (507) - USA - MAR 22, 2014
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Dark black. Almost like a mixture of a stout and an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
Aroma of burnt toast and some fresh, green hop. Flavour has many layers of bitterness especially burnt, roasted coffee and malts. The hoppy side adds a freshness which comes through in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2243) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). Dark brown (almost black) with a frothy brown head and some lacing. Nice roasted presence along pine notes, dark chocolate, pine and fruity esters. Taste is of roasted malt, fruity notes, resinous notes, dark chocolate, caramel and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Very good beer. Different, in a good way, from North American Black IPA. Another nice one from De la Senne!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Pours dark brown with foamy tan head. Smells of bitter/sour malts. Tastes of hops, bitter, malts, and coffee. Has medium carbonation with bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (427) - Genova, ITALY - MAR 17, 2014
Bottiglia 33cl, ordinata su birraland e bevuta a casa. Nera con schiuma fine e molto persistente. Giŗ al naso si sente la torrefazione e una punta di luppolo. Corpo medio, carbonazione leggera. Inizia con una bella luppolatura sorachi e continua con le note tostate, finale amaro. Ottimo esempio del genere.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4071) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Finally I can taste this beer now. Been looking out for this one for a while, yet no where to be found, but than, one store in Belgium had 3 bottles left, I just bought one, donít sweat your fears as there might be one left for you. Medium sized quite vast beige light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aroma is very well in balance, a very nice mix of the hops and it features and the roast, chocolate and coffee, mainly. Flavours of hops, roast, chocolate, grapefruit, malts roast, wood, marzipan, citrus, bitters, herbs and grapefruit. Aftertaste is a medium bitterness with medium roast and coffee and some hops, herbs and light citrus tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a creamy texture. Maybe easy described, but itís not that complex, though very well balanced! Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2549) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle from Geers, bottled on Jan 22 2014. Pretty dark pour with frothy tan foam. Aroma is quite roasty, lots of really piney, really grassy hop aromas, rich dark chocolate. Taste is bitter, roasty and chocolaty with a stong grassy and resinous hoppy finish. Palate is full bodied with strong, slightly prickly carbonation. Nice.


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