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

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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3167) - 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 (805) - 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).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (456) - ITALY - APR 11, 2014
Black beer, two fingers of fine, creamy beige head. Strong citrusy hop aroma, taste of roasted malts with an hint of coffee. Long, bitter, herbaceous finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2422) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a huge white head. Herbal, chocolaty aroma. Herbal hoppy taste, citrus, chocolate and lots of coffee beans in aroma. Light quenching texture. A bit dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClaudeB04 (191) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 8, 2014
The first beer of my Brussels weekend experience ordered as an apťritif while waiting for food at NŁetnigenough. I didnít know what I had to expect from a "black IPA" and to be honest hadnít even registered the beer was from "Brasserie de la Senne". Dark colour, little head, discreet hoppy nose. Taste to me was an IPA taste with very slight coffee an malt taste. Extremely tasty and refreshing after a long walk through Brussels.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brew_xls (17) - - APR 7, 2014
Coffee and smokey smell, no hops or yeast at this point. Some sugar traces. Dark brown body, with very little head (the big bubbles dont last), the cargo isnít its strongest assets. Taste revive the smells of coffee and smokes but adding some interesting licorice sugar taste but the texture doesnít follow. About the palate ill mention a good short bitter finish that leaves some roasted coffee in the mouth for quite some time. very nice IMO. Overall I was expecting more of this one but Iím not an expert in Black IPA so itís as good as any. Drinked from 33cl Bottle from fridge in Teku glass

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2014
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: smoked, burned malts, little sweet. TASTE: burned malts like, little hoppy. Decent!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (832) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2014
Medium, rather dense dark-beige head over virtually black beer. Rather warm chocolate nose, with some spicy, but discreet hops. Bit of bubblegum and herbs. Dry, coffeeish, even stoutish flavours; dry-roasted barley. Hops are again just there in the background, mild and discreet. Little or no hopbitterness, sweetish and roasted malts in evidence. Plywood and coffee retronasal. Well-carbonated, medium bodied at best, bit sticky MF. A bit watery imo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6159) - ITALY - MAR 25, 2014
Dark brown good head roasty note medium hoppy note high carbonation coffe good dry ness good bitterness Scuta schiuma piuttosto abbondate persistente sentori yodtato caffe discreta srcchezza piuttosto gassata sentori todtati con una buona luppolatura

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4073) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 22, 2014
Black bodied and tan super stable frothy head. Dark roasted malts, herbal, green and pine hops, well balanced, clean yeast, brown bread. Delicious mix although it isn?t very heavy. Active carbonation like an ipa yet roasted sharper notes, even getting some bitterness from the malts. Lasting bitterness, full tasting ending. Not deep, but that again itís and ipa not a stout. Totally worthy of its abv. I love it. I?m a total sucker for this kind of beer. (33cl bottle from La Cave ŗ Bulles)


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