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Fyne Ales Sanda Black

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85
46
style
Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Black IPA
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask, special Part 3 of the IPA Project


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12587) - 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. Itís not exactly dry, and itís fairly bitter. Good black IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12310) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (2339) - 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.

3.3
   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 whatís 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3124) - 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 doesnít win. Flavor improve a bit with warming. Good balance in the aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
18.11.2013. Tumman ruskea, ilman vaahtoa. Maku ensin ipamainen, nopeasti muuttuu stoutimaiseksi, jšlkimaksu suklainen ja kuiva.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (453) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (976) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2015
33cl bottle @ home from Edinburgh. Body is clear, dark brown, Head is medium, fizzy, brownish, average lasting, fair lacing. Nose is light citrus, Aroma is tea, toast, resin, hops, leaves. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is medium lasting medium roasty medium hoppy bitter, later more hoppy. Medium to full body, quite thin texture, average carbonation. Easy black IPA, good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (6605) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and resiny hops. Taste is moderate dry, coffee and fruity hops, more like an dry stout than BIPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (361) - - JAN 11, 2015
Sampled from a bottle purchased in Edinburgh (thanks Rory and Rachel!). Pours black with a good tan head. Malt and citrus aromas. The taste has plenty of roasted malts, with the associated coffee and chocolate flavours, but mixed in with grassy and bitter hops. There is a distinct, astringent gooseberry/grapefruit flavour along with the charred malt taste. It is a bit like the flavour of a slightly caramelised baked grapefruit, if you can imagine such a thing. An interesting and original beer, but I find the roasted flavours do not combine particularly well with the more citrusy notes.


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