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


on tap

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2947) - Oosterzele, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (5560) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2520) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
Bottle at TimE’s place - Tokyo Tasting. Black - offwhite head. Belgian yeasty - estery, soapy, burned malty, licorice, ok hoppy, dryness, smokey, ok hoppy, some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (6101) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (1297) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (662) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2953) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClaudeB04 (348) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - APR 8, 2014
The first beer of my Brussels weekend experience ordered as an apéritif while waiting for food at Nüetnigenough. I didn’t know what I had to expect from a "black IPA" and to be honest hadn’t 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brew_xls (18) - - 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 isn’t its strongest assets. Taste revive the smells of coffee and smokes but adding some interesting licorice sugar taste but the texture doesn’t 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 I’m not an expert in Black IPA so it’s as good as any. Drinked from 33cl Bottle from fridge in Teku glass

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