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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerman33190 (52) - - NOV 29, 2013
Grapefruit, orange in the nose with something else that’s great but I can’t put my finger on it. Taste is also very citrusy with stoutish overtones that work remarkably well together. Yeah, definitely grapefruit in the flavour, lovely ! Mild carbonation and good, tight palate make this a winner.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (324) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Amazing strawberry aroma with a very very delicate coffee and chocolate notes and a flat malty background. It looks perfect. Dark, black, non-transparent, with beautiful and quite steady beige head which leaves nice lacing. Mouth feeling is so good. It’s so smooth, and so thick. Taste is dominated mostly by bitterness which also leaves long aftertaste. There is no place for sweetness in it. The middle of the taste is quite malty. You can feel the dark, tanned malts. Feels even a bit like dry stout for the moment.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10557) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is orange, malt, alcohol. Flavour is orange, malt, hop, alcohol, lemon, caramel, spices, coffee. bitter finish. Nice/OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle at the bow bar tasting... Deep brown... Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet dry toffee malts nose... Soft sweet toffee chocolate roast malts... Light bitter dry caramel

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2013) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from Beer Hawk. A black coloured pour with a healthy beige head on top. Roasty, malty, fruity, slightly smokey aroma. Tastes roasty, bitter, coffee, pine and a little chocolate. Not what I would call a typical black IPA but this was still bloody good stuff. More please.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1340) - 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 (239) - 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 (145) - 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 (13) - 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 (3814) - 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.


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