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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: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


Wim's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (2847) - Weelde, - FEB 3, 2013
dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt fruity hoppy aroma a malt caramel dry fruity hoppy bitter taste with a bitter alcholic finish


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1733) - FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
A colabrown beer with a big and beige head. The nose has roastiness, coffee and fresh citrusfruits. Taste is strongly roasted, nice bitterness, some citrusfruits. The end is dry and roasted, coffee and some herbs. Medium bodied, quite strong carbonation. Good balance, roasted black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2664) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a rich dark brown, almost black beer with a big tanned head on top. Aroma is malty, loads of licorice and molasses, light grapefruit touches and no yeast detected. One of few Belgian beers without that yeasty aroma. Flavor is nice, full bitterness in your face at the first sip. When the beer warmed up, more complex flavors start to show and beautifully combine the two characters of malts and hops. Lovely licorice presences in the middle, followed by a caramel sweetness, all backed up by a big hoppy, bitter base flavor. Long bitter aftertaste. Very well balanced, good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1277) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Aroma of sightly roasted malt, hint of tropical fruit, caramel, grapefruit, some coffee and chocolate, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Not the most extreme Black IPA, but definitely a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2342) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Black beer, lively white head. Nice aroma of roast and hops. Bitter taste of burned coffee and sharp licorice, with a hoppy bitter aftertaste. Quite dry. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (1881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Nearly black, thin khaki head. Lacquer, chocolate, slight toast in the aroma. Flavor is the same. Toast, cocoa, laquer hops. Medium slick body.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorgeLee (1250) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle, afraid I can’t remember whence. Dark blackish colour with ruby red depths and a thick long lasting white head. I always struggle to give top marks for appearance but this must be there. Black IPA is strange stuff really. Aromas of bitter roasted malt, herbal hop, aniseed. Very full, lovely to drink, lots of complexity. Moreish bitter finish, perfectly balanced without wrecking the taste buds. These guys are awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13035) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1611) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Pours black with light beige head. Aroma is hoppy, roasted and chocolate. Flavour is medium bitter, roasted and a bit fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14021) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (3093) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and dryish aroma, some roasted malt and grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Body is medium malty and dryish flavor, some roasted malt and grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, roasted malt - light burnt malt, lots of piney hoppyness. Nicely hopped Belgian BIPA. Could use more body. In the finish bitterness gets bit harsh and soapy.


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