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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: 102   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
33 cL bottle at Delerium. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. Aroma is dark roasted malt and grapefruity hops. Liqourice, dark roasted and grapefruity hops. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Dry finish, lasting roasted malt flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
12th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy. Rich dark malts but like the palate, airy. Light roast malt bitterness. Hops are mild pine with a little noble hop like floral bitterness. Trace of tropical fruits. Airy finish with a light bitter linger. Solid CDA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - 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..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13355) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
(330ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, florals, and grapefruit. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, dark fruit, grapefruit, and coffee with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Beer Planet. Pours opaque black with a lovely, large, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has mild roasted malts, citrus, grapefruit, peach, very fresh. Medium carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has mild roasted malts, hazelnuts, citrus, peach. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
Odense Late Summer Post-Munkekonge Whale Spotting Night. Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of dark dried fruit and licorice. Sweetish málty flavour with licorice and fruit, grassy hops and a quite bitter finish

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10905) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle as Kuro Oni shared by Marcus. Aroma is dusty dark malt with pitted fruit and floral. Med body. Flavor is lightly chocolate malt with a burst of florality. Finishes with mildly burning bitter on the tongue. Good ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks, Kenneth! Pours clear, rich brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose has toasty herbal hops, pine, soft roast, hints of melon, citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor with up-front ashy roast, baking cocoa, torched earth, charred meat. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Light sweet finish, lingering earth, burnt wood and pine, some citrus rind, bittersweet cocoa. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle at home as Kuro Oni. Pours nearly opaque black with a medium, one-finger frothy and bubbly cream to light beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is dark malt derived dried fruits of raisins, prunes, and figs with roast and chocolate malt, earthy and spicy Noble hops with peppery alcohol notes. Flavor is bitter dark malt and hops, medium Noble hop flavor with dark dried fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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