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

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RATINGS: 110   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (557) - Genova, ITALY - MAR 17, 2014
Bottiglia 33cl, ordinata su birraland e bevuta a casa. Nera con schiuma fine e molto persistente. Già al naso si sente la torrefazione e una punta di luppolo. Corpo medio, carbonazione leggera. Inizia con una bella luppolatura sorachi e continua con le note tostate, finale amaro. Ottimo esempio del genere.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4483) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Finally I can taste this beer now. Been looking out for this one for a while, yet no where to be found, but than, one store in Belgium had 3 bottles left, I just bought one, don’t sweat your fears as there might be one left for you. Medium sized quite vast beige light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aroma is very well in balance, a very nice mix of the hops and it features and the roast, chocolate and coffee, mainly. Flavours of hops, roast, chocolate, grapefruit, malts roast, wood, marzipan, citrus, bitters, herbs and grapefruit. Aftertaste is a medium bitterness with medium roast and coffee and some hops, herbs and light citrus tones. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a creamy texture. Maybe easy described, but it’s not that complex, though very well balanced! Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3158) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle from Geers, bottled on Jan 22 2014. Pretty dark pour with frothy tan foam. Aroma is quite roasty, lots of really piney, really grassy hop aromas, rich dark chocolate. Taste is bitter, roasty and chocolaty with a stong grassy and resinous hoppy finish. Palate is full bodied with strong, slightly prickly carbonation. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markschiedon (210) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
Drinking blind from a 33cl bottle. In the aroma caramel, coffee and licorice. Not so nice. The unclear darkbrown beer has quite a brown head. The taste does remind me of drinking an espresso. A thick substance that’s bitter with some sweetness underneath. Taste makes it up for the aroma. Low carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6501) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle. Thx Kingcecil! Pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is citric hoppy with some roasted malty and licorice notes. Licorice, grapefruit and citrussy flavor. Great balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lux_edwards (108) - - MAR 8, 2014
33 cl. Pours a dark brown, with biege head. Aroma: toffee, caramel. Taste:dark chocolate and bitter hops. Palate: dry and smooth. Overall: love it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ST247 (381) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle @home. Pours black with a creamy stable beige foam. Aroma is chocolate, herbs. Taste is bitter at first, chocolate, hints of coffee. Aftertaste is little sweet. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13925) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Thanks to Halling, Kingcecil and ronnemos1. Pours Black With a creamy head and lacings. Incredible nose and flavor. A balanced mixture of licorice, roast, coffee, pine and grapefruit. Smooth, soft and dry. This brewery should be recognized amongst the Best. Quality as Always..

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CharlyBeer (80) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
Je n’hai pas aimé cette bière, selon moi pas réussite. Vrais que je n’ai aime pas trop les black ipa, mais je ne la trouve pas si spéciale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2053) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle @ home while watching AC Milan vs A. Madrid. Dark brown body with a light brown head. Coffee, hops, chocolate notes, roasted malt, fruity. Bitter chocolate flavour with lots of hops. Waterish mouthfeel.


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