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Fyne Ales Sanda Black

Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Black IPA
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
cask, special Part 3 of the IPA Project

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of pine, grain and floral. Taste is grapefruit, sweet malts, and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3152) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2015
bottle @ Sergio’s / Louisville KY --- Opaque black color, two-finger tan head, curtain of lace. Aroma of somewhat bitter toasted malt. Taste is bitter toasted malt that adds medium carbonation on the swallow, followed by more hops in a long finish. The bittering is dominant, keeping balance at bay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoplover66 (67) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2015
Color marrón oscuro, buena capa de espuma compacta y persistente. Aroma poco potente a café, algo de resinas. Sabor algo tostado, algo dulce, café, resina, cítrico . Cuerpo medio y carbonatación media. Final seco y amargo muy persistente. Buena IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle from Wine & Cheese. Pours very dark cola with a tan head. Aroma is hints of milky chocolate, maybe a touch of vanilla, coffee?, but not particularly any burnt malt. Med body. Flavor is a touch of burnt malt, some milky chocolate (darkish, perhaps) and a fair amount of mixed resin/citrus/fruit hop. It’s not exactly dry, and it’s fairly bitter. Good black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2015
33cl bottle. Small beige head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, roast, some coffee, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, roast, light coffee. Light-medium body, low carbonation, somewhat watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (2550) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
@Spain, @Wine Palace, bottle 33cl, 5.5%, 2015
donkerbruin met rode glans en licht getinte kraag (lijkt wel wat op cola met een kraag).
aroma van laurier, veel laurier, donkere mouten, chocolade, koffie, hoppig, goed complex aroma.
smaken zijn zacht, matig bitter, geroosterde- en gebrande mouten, koffie... hhhmmmmm.....nomnomnom.... laurier. zwak zoet, matige body, goede en lekker zachte bipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 7, 2015
330 ml bottle drank at Les Vignerons. Dark brown, not entirely impossible to see through, with a nice, creamy, forever lasting beige head. Pleasent and very clean nose despite no actual trace of hops: milk chocolate, vanilla beans, slightly toasted malts and tons of nuts (especially almonds and hazelnuts). Taste follow suite, again with no hops taste nor presence (i.e. bitterness) but what’s in the glass is tasty and well crafted. Smooth mouthfeel with a mild chocolate sweetness and a hint of green coffee beans taste. Average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. If somebody told me this was a milk stout, I would have believed him.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2015
From a bottle in Edinburgh. Clear and dark brown, looking nearly opaque in the glass. An IPA-level hop load fights with a strong load of very dark malts for dominance. .. the flavor doesn’t win. Flavor improve a bit with warming. Good balance in the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2092) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
18.11.2013. Tumman ruskea, ilman vaahtoa. Maku ensin ipamainen, nopeasti muuttuu stoutimaiseksi, jälkimaksu suklainen ja kuiva.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (501) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle from the Hive. Dark dark ruby brown, big tan collapsing head. Malts and light hops, faint pine. Sweet orange and slightly lactic with chocolate undertones. Soft carbonation, long bitter sweet finish. A very soft and approachable BIPA, but I prefer more heft.

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