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

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6183) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2062) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3974) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Donker, zwarte kleur. Beige schuim. Aroma van scherpe hop. Smaakt hoppig, bitter, beetje geroosterd. Prima ipa

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (449) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Piwo z tych urywających dupę. W aromacie czuć chmielowość idącą w nuty leśne, sporą paloność, kawę zbożową, początkowo wyczuwałem też lekkie nuty wędzone i kakaowe, ktůre szybko zanikły. W smaku poezja: doskonale grają ze sobą słody palone (kawa zbożowa) owsiane (kremowa tekstura) i żytni (ziemistość, oleistość, pełnia), do tego wyraźna, acz nieprzesadzona goryczka, doskonała pijalność mimo pełni. Dobrze ukryty alkohol. Doskonałe!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1377) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. I should pay more attention to what Iím buying in future.. picked this off the shelf in a hurry and thought it was a wit.. didnít half get a shock pouring this in the glass! Pours pitch black with beige head.. immediate first impression was of Salopianís Black Ops imperial stout with amarillo and sorachi ace hops.. except this has amarillo, chinook and Nelson Sauvin.. itís dark and heavy but with a sharp hoppy zing; melodious hop notes that resonate and sing long after itís touched your tastebuds. Incredible beer thatíll make the 7 long months until Boreft incredibly painful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of licorice, earthy hops, caramel and molasses. Hops have faded a bit in the background but are still present. Flavor is light bitter with a sweet, malty touch as well. Nice combo of two worlds in which the sweetness is a bit overpowering. Thus a bit unbalanced, yet great stuff to drink. Nice find.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by him. Pitch black colour with a small light brown head. Dark roasty, heavy cocoa, not a lot of hops because the roastyness overpowers it. Roasty, chocolate, hops, bitter, nice. Doesn?t taste as strong as I expected, but that isn?t really a bad thing. Nice black ipa. Medium to full body, slightly warming, soft carbo.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 22, 2014
Wow. That was my first impression. On the one hand because I didn?t expect such a big beer, even knowing that it?s a black IPA from De Molen. But on the other hand, it is simply so unique. I tend to think it takes quite something to surprise me, after almost 3000 beers, but this does it. Also it?s just plain tasty. The aroma with deep roasted malts, some chocolate and a true hop kick reminds me very much of licorice and salmajak, so undoubtedly this was named after the Dutch ?zwart-witjes? candy. Except in liquid form with lots of hop bitterness to enjoy, many layers of roasted malt goodness and an alcohol warmth that asks for more and more. I adore this one. Powerful, unique, flavourful, challenging, brilliant. (33cl bottle from Saveur BiŤre)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1110) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, herbs, roasted malt, mint, and hops - with a slightly bitter finish.


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