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


on tap

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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A collaboration brew between De La Senne and Luc "Bim" Lafontaine on his way to his new homeland - Japan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1761) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Aroma of sightly roasted malt, hint of tropical fruit, caramel, grapefruit, some coffee and chocolate, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Not the most extreme Black IPA, but definitely a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2646) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Black beer, lively white head. Nice aroma of roast and hops. Bitter taste of burned coffee and sharp licorice, with a hoppy bitter aftertaste. Quite dry. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1938) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Nearly black, thin khaki head. Lacquer, chocolate, slight toast in the aroma. Flavor is the same. Toast, cocoa, laquer hops. Medium slick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1371) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle, afraid I can’t remember whence. Dark blackish colour with ruby red depths and a thick long lasting white head. I always struggle to give top marks for appearance but this must be there. Black IPA is strange stuff really. Aromas of bitter roasted malt, herbal hop, aniseed. Very full, lovely to drink, lots of complexity. Moreish bitter finish, perfectly balanced without wrecking the taste buds. These guys are awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Very dar brown color, almost black, tan head. Nice aroma of stone fruit and citrus. Taste is roasty chocolate, light citrus in the background. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1723) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is hoppy, roasted and chocolate. Flavour is medium bitter, roasted and a bit fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14842) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at La Brocante Brussels. Black beer lasting tan head. More a hoppy stout than a black ipa but all the better for that I think. Some roast malt but mostly chocolate. Decent bitterness on the finish. Good beer. A hoppy stout. Touch of chocolate lime on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3338) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and dryish aroma, some roasted malt and grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Body is medium malty and dryish flavor, some roasted malt and grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, roasted malt - light burnt malt, lots of piney hoppyness. Nicely hopped Belgian BIPA. Could use more body. In the finish bitterness gets bit harsh and soapy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 33cl bottle from Belgian Beer Shop in Leuven. Dark brown body with a fine and lasting brown head.
Cocoa and roast-focused malt aroma with minimal noble hop expression of pepper-spice and herbs; surprisingly little in the way of yeast, no doubt muddled by roast and dark cara malt. Medium-full body, creamy and fluffy carbonation, rich and savory in the mouth, sweet, moderately bitter, relatively low acid. A quaffable Belgian-style stout, if I had to guess, and not at all near the aromatic or bitter experience expected from something called Black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (2839) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
Taste @ home febr. ’14 bottles from Deconinck. Black color, with a medium beige head. Aroma: dark roasted, fruity hops, earthy. Medium body. Taste: yeast, some sweet, great roasted malts, very fruity, and hops bitterness. Good black IPA.

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