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


on tap

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RATINGS: 135   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 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
Draught @ Cafť 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. Donít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1692) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5914) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (2062) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12913) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle split at Bruceís Pad, thanks to our Ken, 12/06/14. Mahaogany brown with a moderate light beige covering that retains. Nose is light roast, Ribena berries, dark malt, perfumed aroma, tangy red berries. Taste comprises dark berry fruit, hoppy interlude, dusting of cocoa powder, Beena berries, light tropicana. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Solid enough CDA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml at ít Brugs Beertje, Brugge. Pours black with beige head. Roasted malts and fruit hoppy aroma and flavor. Nice hoppy bitterness and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3312) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep brown with an average, beige head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt, coffee, pine and grapefruit. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice, black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6735) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
33cl bottle @ Bierhuyske. decent creamy light tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely citrus bitterness. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (1340) - - JUN 27, 2014
Creamy, dark chocolate, roasted malt, then floral hops, bitter finish. Quite smooth and enjoyable black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleigator (496) - GERMANY - JUN 21, 2014
Opaque black color, with a decent, long lasting head. Aromas of breadish malts, hints of coffee and a lot of fruity hops, even a faint whiff of smoke is detectable. Begins with earthy malts, then soon turns bitter, as a lively carbonation washes over the palate. The bitterness is at first defined by coffee and bitter chocolate flavors, which then turns into a hoppy direction. Due to the very metallic carbonation, hop fruitiness turns out very interesting as it evokes both a warming and colder association, coffee bitterness still on the palate. In the finish coffee and malt shine through again, and define the dry, bitter aftertaste. That being said, hoppines is only detectable for a short glance, but it leaves a fruity, refreshing impression on the tongue, as malts and coffee tend to create a fantastic complexity in a medium-bodied beer, heading into a heavier direction. Well balanced with a refreshing, creamy mouthfeel. A beer of opposite tastes, which actually work very well together, noting that the hops donít define this as much as they do in different Black IPAs.

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