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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2013
33 cl. bottle shared // purchased @ Hopduvel. A BIPA from Brussels lovely. Great, lovely once again from these guys & another mighty fine beer from one of Belgium’s finest brewers. Whilst I occasionally feel like these guys were becoming a bit samey in the past, they are in a completely different ballpark now, lovely. Pours black with a mocha head. Smell is lovely hoppy, I am getting grapefruit here, lots & lovely citrus hops blended with chocolate, light delicious roast, lightly grainy & great chocolate. Taste is sweet mocha, chocolate, light coffee, sweet grains, touch bitter herbs, sweet with light but clearly noticeable fresh grapefruit, wonderful citrus. Easy to drink. Damn, mighty fine, keep up the great work, proof that fine Belgian breweries can do the new styles not only excellently but also highly original.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zinneke (63) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2013
Black IPA delight. A very nice balanced black beer. Great taste, and even greater because it is so rare to find. An advice to the brewers; we’re waiting for batch n°2. medium bitterness, lively, full body, thick feel, delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose (3132) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
bottle of beer poured in to a glass. consumed on a back porch. pours a deep dark brown with a long lasting light tan head. aroma of pleasant clean complex roasty dark chocolate and coffee. nice roast character. taste is dry clean roasted dark chocolate, toasted almonds, hint of citrus and resin hops. grate. dry. tasty. didn’t realize blackipa was bottled. always struck me as more of the dong type.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1110) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2013
33cl bottle. Black with big tanned head. Nose : black coffee like aromas, black chocolate, dairy, nuts, some grapefruit zest. Sip : medium body with oily texture. Low carbonation. Really nice feeling in the mouth. Sweet with black chocolate and tart flavor. Well balanced. It develops really nice aromas of tart with chocolate, nuts and some raisins that last long. Really good one. The texture, body and perfectly intense chocolate bitter aftertaste. Wow.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1723) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle from Beer Planet. Dark chocolate brown with a golden creamy head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, creamy, vanilla, little bit of bitterness, touch of hops and a bit of booze. Taste is nice and creamy, not so much bitterness. Touch of citrus. Dark and roasty, but bit of sweetness too. Very nice black IPA, definitely more roasty than bitter, lovely. Very smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (710) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 11, 2013
A very very good "black IPA". Thick black color, nice beige head. Roasted aromas with a hint of hops. Starts as a stout in taste, with roasted malts and full body and ends up in a bitter hoppy aftertaste. very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium foamy head. Aromas of chocolate, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Flavors of roasted malts, pine, sweet plums, and candy sugar. Well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammerhead01 (37) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bontus (614) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle, 33cl, Geers. Pours black with a tanned head. Nose is well balanced between IPA (grapefruit, tropical fruit) & black (roasted coffee). Palate is great, silky, medium to low carbonation. Taste is well balanced between roasted bitterness and hopbitterness. This is only my third black IPA, and my first Belgian BIPA. It’s a great example.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (10785) - 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.


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