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


on tap

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at Josh’s Farewell Hoorah - picked up from De Molen Shop, 20/02/14. Extremely dark mahogony brown with a moderate light tan covering. Nose is Germaline, earthy hops, tangy citrics, light soap, earthy cocoa, grapefruit tinge. Taste comprises bitter tropicals, dank hops, brown sugar, mineral bite, earthy cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the closure. Ok CDA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3140) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2014
33cl bottle, bottled on 13/05/13. Pours black with a thin, but lasting brown head. Roasted malty, fruity hoppy, mild sweetness in aroma, really really inviting. Taste has dryness, wood, hops, oranges, roasted malt. Hoppy, dry bitter finish. Balanced, wel-made BIPA. One of the better ones I have tried. Too bad it is a small bottle... edit: lower the points 0.1, gets quite ashy as it warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2014
Black with a small tan beige head. Roasty aroma with some dark chocolate and some leafy hops, a bit fruity. Roasty flavor, bitter and a bit sweet, with some dark chocolate...not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle shared in London at the Josh Farewell tasting. Thanks to C-Dog for this CDA. Pours clear, cola brown with a creamy tan head. Toasty bread in the nose, some pine and herbs, suggestions of dusty cocoa. Light-medium sweet flavor with more toasty bread, ripe citrus, orange, milk chocolate. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, more nicely toasted bread, a bit of earthy bitterness, orange rind, faint alcohol. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6714) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roasted malt, toast, light smoke, earthy, faint citrus, incense cones and soap. The taste is rich roast, bitter pine, ash, raw bitterness, cocoa, burnt notes and soapy citrus with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit raw, but alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (193) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Saveur Biere.

Mild smell. Beautiful black look with stocky foam. Feels like smaller ABV. Not best of Black Ipas. "Ok".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3114) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
En fût au Saint-Bock. Une tulipe noire. Une mousse brune indestructible. De longues traces collées sur la paroi du verre. Un nez invitant. Des malts chocolatés, du caramel et une fine réglisse qui se joignent à de puissants parfums fruités et de vibrants arômes de conifères. Un goût qui balance entre les pamplemousses, les fleurs, la la résine, la menthe et de riches malts ténébreux. Une cohésion des saveurs intéressante. Au palais, le corps moyen-fort montre une effervescence douce mais bien présente. La texture est presque soyeuse. En finale, les houblons apportent une sécheresse et une fraîcheur d’agrumes et de verdure. Très bonne IPA noire. Facile à boire pour sa grosseur. De Molen a certainement la touche pour les bières foncées.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Orange and citrus, chocolate and coffee nose, some licorice and spice, mostly orange chocolate. Shiny black with a bubbly head. Starts roasty, gets sweeter with chocolate, fruits, honey, all the time with citrus and grass hops. Rather spicy. Definitely root beer notes. Full and smooth, though light. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail [290114]
Pitch black, big frothy beige head, good lacing
Aroma of roasted malts, citrus zest, piney hop, slight grassy
Taste of rich dark malts, mellow roast, piney hops, floral hops, zest, complex hops here
Palate - soft carb, medium body, oily, soft roast. Finish of smooth dark malts, fairly bitter zest, floral
Overall - Very good BIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle @ Rooie Dop Fab Friday. Black coloured with a beige head. Nose is roasted malts, liquorice, light fruity, some citric hops. Flavour of roasted malts, slightly hoppy, fairly bitter, chocolate, liquorice. Medium carbonation. Finish is dry.

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