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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial India Black Stout. This is a complete RTD Black and Tan. Not just any Black and Tan but the one where we flawlessly mixed a flippant good Imperial IPA with a profoundly evil Imperial Stout and sustained sweet beer balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
(From notes 19 Oct, 2012) Bottle. The head is compact and beige in color. The beer is almost black. Aroma is fruity hops. Flavors are slight alcohol and a strange mix of bitter coffee and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth enough (good). Finish is a sharp bitterness.

Overall an interesting beer. Alcohol takes an unwelcome peek between the otherwise enjoyable sweet & bitter. In the end, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2012
33cl bottle, from Hopduvel. Brune foncée, col moka/café au lait fin.Arôme est houblonné, note de d’aiguille de pin, pamplemousse, houblon citronné, malt grillé avec une possible note de tourbe? Palais donne de suite les notes réchauffants de l’abv.Amertume est prenante surtout avec un côté de pin bien agréable suivit par le malt qui confère un profile grillé/caramel. Le tout est sec avec un houblon ajoutant un léger côté épicé, citronné, restant dans un style euro. Au final une black IPA aux notes très anglaises gardant un bon clin d’œil à la Black/Tan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours an opaque brown with medium retentive head. Aroma of malts and dark sour fruit. Flavors of roasted malt, plums, brown sugar, and light citrus hops. Smooth. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9717) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2012
from Erzbierschof - quite black beer under a persistent dark beige foam; licorice and black cherries in the front; notes of caramel and a fair earthy/piney hoppiness; some fair initial sweetness and a full malt backbone; moderate carbonation and pretty thick; very tasty and developping a solid late bitterness; very aromatic hoppy finish with roasted chocolatey notes and hints of black cherries as well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8016) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2012
Very good, dense, reddish beige head over totally dark-brown beer. Rich malty nose, with hints at coffee, milkchocolate, and more than a hint at dry hops. Some parsley and caramel - even toffee. Bitter, thouroughly roasted flavour, finish has dry tobacco ashes. Hopbitterness, coffee or chicory. Finish ahs a strange, if non-sweet flavour that is vaguely strawberry - as from unripe strawberry. Carbonation gives a slight lightening to a seriously heavy, near viscous beer. Aftertaste is (alcohol)warming, long lasting and well-balanced. Good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4485) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Draft. Very dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Verry bitter hops, pine, medium to heavy roasted malt, citrus, and sweet chocolate. It’s 11%!! I did not notice the abv probably due to drinking other high abv beers that day. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Simonsen (702) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
flaske kjøpt på ølkonsortiet i Aalborg. Nesten svart farge, nesten ikke skum,lite kullsyre, smaker brent malt,karamerll,aske,lakris, Smaker litt som lakrissal eller mørk knott. Ikke mye alkoholsmak. Utrolig at denne ølen er på 11%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flip_soeperman (638) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2012
I am not a big fan of black ipas. Neither here nor there. Roastiness nor hops nor bitterness come across. Both apart are better. But conceptually great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABS (532) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle fron Vika. Pours black. Some fizzy head. Lots of carbonation. Alcohol, metallic and water nose(!). Luckily, aroma is way better. Roasted malt, coffee, raisins and some hops. Quite bitter. Sweet. Good body. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6227) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Deep ruby, fluffy head. Lovely complex sweetness, layer upon layer of flavour. Smoke, burned sugar, subtle bitterness. For dark evenings showing there is hope after all.

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