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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 (35937) - 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 (18660) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16394) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Very dar brown color, almost black, tan head. Nice aroma of stone fruit and citrus. Taste is roasty chocolate, light citrus in the background. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. A dense, two-finger dark beige head forms over a dark reddish brown body. The aroma has a faint Belgian touch I think, with roasted malts, licorice notes and some prunes. Some dark sugar too. It’s full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated, quite dry. Roasted malts, licorice, dried fruits and some yeast in the flavor, along with a nice bitterness. Lasting finish. Not your average Black IPA, but it’s nice anyway. 150524

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15314) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle at La Brocante Brussels. Black beer lasting tan head. More a hoppy stout than a black ipa but all the better for that I think. Some roast malt but mostly chocolate. Decent bitterness on the finish. Good beer. A hoppy stout. Touch of chocolate lime on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14688) - 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 (14477) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14303) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12860) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s Pad, thanks to our Ken, 12/06/14. Mahaogany brown with a moderate light beige covering that retains. Nose is light roast, Ribena berries, dark malt, perfumed aroma, tangy red berries. Taste comprises dark berry fruit, hoppy interlude, dusting of cocoa powder, Beena berries, light tropicana. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Solid enough CDA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12572) - 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.


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