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Birrificio del Ducato Donkere Vader

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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: Black IPA
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Black IPA 7,0% (In samenwerking met Derek Walsh)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2516) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle at Domus Birrae 6% a cola black pour with a creamy beige head. The nose is citrus + roasted dark malts. Medium bodied, zesty mouthfeel the taste is citrus, roasty coffee and a bit of ascerbic bitterness. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma with weak caramel hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1011) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Keg at Fine Mousse, 10th December 14. Poured a fairly light brown colour, aroma was toasted malt, the flavour was weak hops, and a little watery, fine, could do with more of an umph

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (545) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 330 ml bottle from Birra+. Dark amber/copper, pretty clear, with a big, fluffy and persistent off white head. Surely a nowhere-near-black- black IPA. Very elegent and delicate smell. Tropical fruit explosion, citrus, red berries jam/marmelade, a hint of toffee and perhaps some subtle coffee notes in the far background. Pretty glorious aroma overall. Tastes nothing like a black IPA as well, but more like a beefed up amber ale and a red IPA mix. Very fruity, quite malty and rich, definitely more bitter than sweet. Extremely easy to drink, the 7% ABV is well hidden. The aftertaste could be longer, but it’s nice and refined. Average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. If I had to judge this beer as a black IPA, then the word "complete disaster" would be appropriate. It doesn’t look, doesn’t smell and doesn’t taste like it. But whatever this beer is, it’s pretty damn good. Finally another solid Del Ducato offering after quite a few disappointments.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
renzimerda (1) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
Buona black ipa del Ducato, il tostato è molto controllato e ben bilanciato dall’amaro, finale medio-lungo

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (409) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 7, 2014
Tap tasted on 05/07/2014. Black opaque colour with a consistent white to beige head. Aroma is very rich in roast malts and coffee. Taste is light sweet with notes of coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Very drinkable beer and well balanced. Next one please!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sissio (747) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 2, 2014
In tap at Ines Stube in nibionno. Very drinkable beer but slightly out of style. Some sweetness that makes it not so pleasent

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
Draft @ Fiera della birra di Forli ’14. Un peu dur de comprendre les scores ci-dessous. En tout cas, cette bière m’a franchement impressionné ou alors c’est peut être le fait que sur le festival il y avait très peu de bières foncées. De couleur acajou-brune au col crémeux et voluptueux café au lait. Arôme offre un bouquet immense de chocolat au lait et d’un chocolaté profond et persistant, le tout est balancé par une amertume houblonnée qui vient rajouter un amérisant d’agrumes qui est complexe tout en soulignant le côté malté en juxtaposition. Palais offre une complexité malté qui met à profit le grillé et un léger torréfié avec ici aussi un élément lactose qui offre une certaine douceur. Amertume est parfaite et donne office de qcq notes d’agrumes ponctué d’un léger herbacé. Petite pointe épicée arrive en fin de bouche rappelant le Cascade?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielecamo (546) - ITALY - MAR 31, 2014
Alla spina. Aroma citrico, tostato. Al palato prevale la parte tostata e torrefatta rispetto ad altre interpretazioni dello stile. Finale comunque ben amaricato.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sblsimone85 (314) - USA - MAR 30, 2014
Sentori di frutti rossi/ uva con note torrefatte. Corpo delicato gusto deciso ma poco equilibrato. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85


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