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Brewed by Feral Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Baskerville, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Cheers to Josh for sending this one over. Almost opaque darkish brown beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and crispy and slightly dry. Very mild dark malts, just a touch of dark character. Piney hops, skunky and carrying a very citrus. Underneath is mild vanilla oak which sets this one aside from a lot of CDAs. Light dry finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Josh! Pours deep black-brown with a frothy beige head. Some chocolatey roast in the snout, juicy citrus fruits, ripe berries. Medium sweet flavor with dusty milk chocolate, understated roast, old chocolate cake, toasted grass, ripe grapefruit, orange. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Burnt sugars on the finish, very slight resins, mild roast, more milk chocolate. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9110) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle split at the Black (IPA) Friday tasting, big thanks to Bro Josh, licker of men, 09/05/14. Light black with a moderate tan covering that thins to edgework. Nose is bitter roastings, pine, bitter grapefruit, cocoa powder. Taste comprises light coffee notes, pine bite, tropicana, cocoa powder. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Adequate CDA - not one to revisit though!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7058) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to Josh. It pours darkest brown with a small light tan head. The nose is rich roasty, varnish, citrus peel, potpourri, floral, toast and dirt. The taste is toasty, earthy, caramel, roasted malt, decent bitterness, varnish and pine needles with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Deep brown, small head. Earthy roast, compost pile. Cocoa and dark chocolate. Taste of chocolate coffee ice cream. Roasted wood. Nice sweet/bitter balance. Medium body, soft carb.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Tap at Archive Beer Boutique July 2013. Middle of the road as far as black IPA’s go. Good combination of malt and hops that works wee but left me wanting more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2014
Block beige head dark pour soft medium carbonation the aromas floral pine tropical fruits citrus the flavours rich caramel passionfruit pine medium bitter grapefruit floral sweetness papaw lovely sweetness on palate mango oak note vanilla smoke taste the finish best note hops strong bitter and oak mix lovely sweetness good ale

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Tap at Mane Liquor on the Blind Tasting Barrel Aged Beer Night. Pours dark brown with a small, beige head leaving sticky lacing. Nose shows prominent vanilla and chocolate - almost white chocolate like with a big heavy dose of piney driven hops and some tropical undertones. Not as much barrel comes through as I was expecting. More barrel on the nose. Some light vanilla and oaky/woody undertones with the excessive hopped up beer. Grass, piney and citrus hops work well. Basically Karma Citra with hints of vanilla underlying it. Solid stuff. Re-rate from the bottle. Preferred it in the bottle than the first time around. I know it’s only on oak for 7 days but I like the sweet vanilla that runs through it. Just adds something extra and brings it all together nicely. Enjoyable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2472) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, 11C. Dark brown with a light tan head. Smells very like Karma Citra - bitter oranges, lychees, mocha. But the toasty vanilla notes are immediately apparent upon a sip, along with some slightly zingy spice notes at the end. The cocoa and slight nuttiness of the normal version are there too. Pretty good and the treatment adds things rather than interferes or overwhelms, but I still would take the normal version over this. But impressive and thoroughly enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours black with a large tan head. Nose shows tropical fruit, soft roasted malt, bready noets and very soft oak. The roast plays a more dominant role as a flavour, with cocoa and nutty notes. Again, the oak is very soft. some lychee, pine and papaya are present too. Pretty awesome stuff. Carbonation is perhaps just a little high.


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