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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: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
330mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma is very earthy, with dry dank hops, and a little toasted breast malt. Flavour is yeasty and hoppy and dank, with notes of roasted malt, earthy hops, and dry unsweetened cocoa. Extremely well-balanced, with a dry palate. Excellent black IPA Belgian style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11437) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks, Kenneth! Pours clear, rich brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose has toasty herbal hops, pine, soft roast, hints of melon, citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor with up-front ashy roast, baking cocoa, torched earth, charred meat. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Light sweet finish, lingering earth, burnt wood and pine, some citrus rind, bittersweet cocoa. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1606) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Chocolatey brown pour; black malt aroma offers cookie dough and brownie, with hops showing needles, citrus; underneath, a pleasant berry acidity.

Firm but understated flavor is lovingly balanced; cocoa, dough, and dark spices are dusted with the sunshine of California style hop flavors.

With its relatively soft texture and subtly dense body this example makes its closing argument. Itís no outstanding experience, but it typifies the style as if itís one that always existed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4027) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle 33cl @fine mousse, a dark beer with huge head and good retention. Nose is on fresh apricot and grapefruit. Aroma is rich on dark chocolate, relative bitterness, especially on aftertatste which is on lemon notes, mediumsweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1482) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown beer, creamy white foam. Hoppy nose with notes of caramel and roasted malts. Easy drinkable, light sweet with heavy bitter aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 30, 2014
(bottle) pours a black-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of powdered sugar, roasted wheat, cherries, some light paint thinner and dark chocolate. flavour is mostly roasted malts and yeast, with a hint of hazelnuts, manure, herbal hops and chocolate. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 24, 2014
Lightly hopped for the style, but nice full toast chocoo body. Well rounded and smooth, but missing a bit of edge that I like in the good examples of this style. Great label though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13587) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle at TimEís place - Tokyo Tasting. Black - offwhite head. Belgian yeasty - estery, soapy, burned malty, licorice, ok hoppy, dryness, smokey, ok hoppy, some bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from seabass. Pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast smoke spice and some herbal hop notes. Taste is as the nose with roast leading the way some tobacco. Not a nw black ipa but still good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (648) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 11, 2014
Clear brown red, rocky brown head. Hops! and roasted malts (coffee, licorice). Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, coffee bean, ashy (charred wood), with a strong hoppy bitter ending (herbs).


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