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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: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammerhead01 (67) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2014
Batch 2. 33 cl bottle. Pours lightblack with a nice light beige head. Hoppy aroma. Bitter, roasted malts, dry. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Bottle @ home…. It pours dark brown with yeast lefties and a large tan head… very hoppy, dark malt, pine, dark fruits…. very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poech73 (255) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2014
Encore une bière super savoureuse de chez de la Senne! Black IPA : je la situerai entre un porter et un scotch mais où l’amertume est à l’honneur sans la lourdeur glycémique. Rien qu’au nez: on sent le houblon à cru très très floral. Ce houblon accompagne toute la dégustation et lui donne son cachet. En bouche, la gorgée est légèrement sirupeuse mais plus sur le bonbon ou le sucre d’orge que sur le sucre, et assez huileuse à cause de ce houblon à cru. La levure associé à l’alcool - très discret au demeurant - développe des saveurs de cacao et un palais visqueux; le tout donnant un brune fort moelleuse et plutôt atypique. Encore, encore j’en veux encore !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddyBeer1 (1032) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
Brune acajou très foncée, effervescence moyenne-faible, col beige foncé crémeux. Malts chocolat rôtis bien présents, amertume réglissée et houblonnée de haut vol, notes de fruits secs. Merci De La Senne!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5924) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Dark red pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of dark fruit, roasted malt and pine. The flavor has some chocolate, roasted malt and pine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4738) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Pours deep black into a snifter. Creamy head with good retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Chocolate syrup aromas. Dry dark chocolate and caramel upfront turning to bitter chocolate and espresso in the lasting finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT) sous le nom de "Kuro Oni". Arôme: Odeur de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréale grillée avec une pointe d’houblon. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréale grillée en arrière goût. (Rating #5237)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
In short: A roasted and fruity dark ale with generous fruity hopping.
How: Bottle 300ml, consumed fresh a week after purchase. Bottle had label Kuro Oni which is aliased to Black in Japan.
The look: Extremely dark brown body (very near black) topped by a large beige head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is very fruity, does not come through as a Black IPA, the fruity hops, dark malts and fruity Belgian yeast esters all combine to create a powerful aroma of dark fruits over burnt almonds. Taste offers a bit more roast, pleasant burnt cereals, some chocolate and still a whole lot of dark fruits. Strong hops essence sensation. Not sure I’m making a wrong assumption because I see this is brewed at De la Senne but I thought this Black IPA was really a roasted dark Belgian ale with a generous hopping. A very good beer, different from the usual North-American style Black IPA. If I was a Black in any country I’d stand outside tanning salons and point and laugh at customers all day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3779) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
On bottle from Beerplanet.be. Black color, good offwhite foam. Mild roasted aromas, hops, coffee, some fruitiness, licorice: medium aroma intensity. Medium / full body & complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
11.2 ml bottle purchased at Louisville Beer Store. Labeled as “Kuro Oni Black IPA”. The pour is a black mahogany with a foamy three inch khaki head that falls with nice lacing. The aroma is a really interesting mix of spicy pine floral hops and a cocoa, lightly roast malt. Very soft and expressive nose. The taste is earthy and spicy, with a unique nuttiness that I can’t quite describe. Under the earthy hops is the soft cocoa minimally roast / toast malt of the nose. The spice herbal character dries out and carries the finish. The palate is light to medium bodied, softer carbonation and the earthy herbal dry finish. The linger after taste also shows some roast. Really interesting and well crafted beer.


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