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Brewed by Brouwerij de Molen
Style: Black IPA
Bodegraven, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1478) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Butelka 33cl. OCZY : piwo jest czarne i nie przejrzyste. Piana piwa jest wielka o kolorze jasnego brązu. Piana jest trwała i równie trwale osadza się na ściankach kielicha. NOS : zapach jest średnio intensywny. Dziwny ma aromat bo bukiet palonych aromatów tego ciemnego piwa tak jakby chowa się pod jednolitym ale szczelnym aromatem skórki cytrusowej. Po wstrząśnięciu aromaty cytrusowe wzmacniają się i piwo pachnie zaskakująco świeżo. Aromat cytrusów przypomina cukierek cytrynowy, skórkę i miąższ pompelo. Do tego marakuja, niedojrzały banan i jabłko. USTA : średnio gazowane o konsystencji mleka. Piwo jest faktycznie hybryda miedzy stoutem a czarnym IPA. Nuty słodowe przypominają czarną czekoladę, suche ciasto czekoladowe popijane zimnym Latte. Piwo lekko kwaśnieje jak mleko i cierpnie jak skórka cytrusowa. Następnie gorzknieje o typowych nutach chmielowych podobnych do skórki grejpfruta i nutach palonych podobnych do kawy. Posmak jest trwały i podobny do gorzkiej czekolady ze skórkami cytrusowymi. ODCZUCIA : bardzo przyzwoite i smaczne piwo. Trudno mi się do czegoś doczepić. Nuty cytrusowe, typowe dla czarnych IPA są bardzo ciekawe ale subtelne. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : 0

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (373) - Tasmania, - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Fairly solid black colour with a huge creamy tan head. The aroma is dark roast to burnt malts, chocolate, light coffee, grapefruit, pine, floral notes. The flavour is sweet dark malt with bitter chocolate and coffee, followed by fresh hop flavours of grapefruit and grassy green notes. Bitter cocoa-like finish. The body is medium and the texture is creamy. Balanced and really another very good beer from de Molen. This is a few months old, would like to try this really fresh as the "black" side of this beer is taking over a little.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tania_nexust (227) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Sweetish aroma with a bit of chocolate and slightly floral hops. Smooth chocolate flavours with a bitter finish. V drinkable for the ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kitchenbrewer67 (14) - - AUG 9, 2014
Part of an IPA platter. This was a beauty. What it lacked in the nose and the beginning, it made up for in the middle and the finish. Lovely hop flavors that build and subsequently linger. Always enjoy that in IPAs that are darker. Its not a hop bomb, but amply hop flavor. So many black IPAs in the market are hop bombs, but they ignore the "black" / malt aspect of the whole proposition. This one does not. Balanced and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattrall (17) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - AUG 1, 2014
Ahhh what is it? A porter or an IPA? A two-sided beer and I don't know if I like that or not. On the nose a porter - coffee, chocolate, molasses. The swallow. Whoops it's bitter, hoppy, lingering. An interesting addition to a sampler but I wouldn't order a pint of it. Doesn't quite justify it's 8.4%. In appearance black with a small lingering head. Overall... Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3927) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Keg at Birmingham Beer Bash 2014. Dark and delicious. Rather more sweet coffee and choc than hops, AFAIrecall. But still lovely stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (236) - HONG KONG - JUL 27, 2014
Draught at Roundhouse. Pitch black-brown, opaque but not thick, tan thin bubbly creamy head and big legs. Smells of bitter dark crisp malt, leather, bitter hop, bit of grassy yeast. Tastes of very dark malt (more bitter and ashy than roasted), some dark fruit and liquorice/anise but balanced by deep, big bitterness. Palate is smooth with frothy spicy finish. Very bitter and burnt without tasting sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (300) - HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Tap at Tipping Point. Thick opaque black pour with foamy tan head. Deep roasted malty aroma - cereal, coffee, some hops. Sweet roasted flavor - with a good amount of hoppy bitterness. Rich without being heavy - good amount of carbonation. Bitter finish. Not the usual black IPA profile - more stout-like body, almost like a very hoppy stout. Great - would definitely get again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2014
330ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec)
Black, targe tan head. Some specks, as it was a bottom pour. Aroma a bit roasty, chocolatey, some berry. Similar taste. A bit more spicy later, some ginger, dry and very burnt. Not shining, but improves down the sample.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours black, tan head. Nose is berry coffee, pine, strawberry. Flavour is same with that strawberry flavour developing through the finish. Finish is semi-sweet. Fairly oily.


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