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


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
A collaboration brew between De La Senne and Luc "Bim" Lafontaine on his way to his new homeland - Japan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - AUG 28, 2014
So we were drinking this one in a bar one fine mondaynight and neither of the beerheads was quite impressed with this. Aroma is a bit smoky, with hints of chocolate and a some malt. In the taste not to much hops, more malts and rather dry bitter ending., Nothing to write home about really, but still ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4437) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy dark cola brown with a thick tan head. Nutty nose. Flavors of tobacco and citrus. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
Big beige head dark pour aromas fruity woody sweet malts honey spice the flavours pine pepper grapefruit medium bitter honey yeast touch the finish okay tasting best flavours fruit sweetness above average BIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5408) - Zaandam, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7510) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11784) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2536) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloudyHead (54) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
Complex aroma of hay, malt, chocolate, citrus. Surprisingly long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9995) - 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.

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