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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4925) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning, second batch. Dark brown to black colour, beige head. Aroma is mild hoppy, chocolate, roasted malts, brown malts, caramel. Flavour is medium sweet, malty, brown malts, some roast, some coffee, light grapefruit, mild hoppy finish. Light bodied. Nice, but lacks oomph.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Blackish beer with a big tan head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with caramel. Grapefruit and light chocolate flavor with caramel and pine. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine lingers with cocoa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11277) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Odense Late Summer Post-Munkekonge Whale Spotting Night. Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of dark dried fruit and licorice. Sweetish málty flavour with licorice and fruit, grassy hops and a quite bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2198) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
Flaska från Etre Gourmet. Riktgt mörkbrun närmast svart och ett högt smutsvitt skum. Doft av ömsom rostad malt och c-humle. Kombinationen av rostad malt och humle skapar en fin kontrast som liknar hallonlakrits. Fruktig, bärig lätt syrlig, hallon, svarta vinbär, björnbär, salmiak, torr, stram och besk avslutning. Riktigt trevlig i en genre jag fortfarande är lite tvivlande inför.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1977) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
33cl bottle bb? (brewed, one-off, 11/2014) courtesy of tderoeck, merci maat. Beautifully enigmatic comic label setting the stage for a confidently curious crossover: labeled both as "Black IPA" and, in smaller type, "bruin bier". Pours a chalky brown anthracite, nice beigish head. Aroma of an exotic roasted porter: charred malts, that DLS house yeast aniseed and earthy mossiness, lemongrass stem and lemon pith: very refined nose. (Tettnang-dryhopped earth & zest here?) Taste is almost as subtle, picking up more charred malts and green moss, that typical ashen quality dampening the more exotic citrus edge and leaving a charred-dry palate, dusted with some chalk. Not a beer for juvenile palates, a lot here flies under the radar and is as stubborn not to fly in your face as the best of Brussels’ own tourist attractions. A mislabeled gem of a bastard beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloudyHead (52) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
Complex aroma of hay, malt, chocolate, citrus. Surprisingly long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
Draught @ Café Rose Red (Beergarden), Brugge. Nice dark brown to black color with a nice dark red glare coming through, full sized foamy beige to light brown head that lasts for a long time and leaves good lacing. Aroma malts, roasted malts, dark malts. Don’t get hops unfortunately. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly caramel, very bitter. Again, no hops unfortunately. It has the bitterness for sure, but no hops in the aroma nor flavor. A bit thin texture, average body, firm carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1328) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
330ml bottle from Beautiful Beers. Black-brown colour, frothy beige foam head and aroma of smokey roasted malt, chocolate, fruity citrus hoppy. Taste is roasted malt, smoke, earthy, coffee, chocolate with some citrusy hop bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry earthy hoppy roast bitter finish. Very drinkable BIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5030) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at Akkurat. Almost black with a huge slightly tan head. Aroma and taste of light hops, some licorice, hay, pineapple and light roasted malt. Also some toffee. Not that bitter. The finsih was fairly dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1634) - - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Black with a huge tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with some leafy hops. Taste is similar but increases the bitterness with some earthy and piney notes. Soft mouthfeel and moderate carb. Good.


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