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Brewed by Great Heck
Style: Black IPA
Goole, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cask, occasional;


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (613) - - FEB 15, 2015
Cask at friends of ham, Leeds. Black with a cream head. Aroma is grassy and piney with grapefruit and some lychee. Taste is dry and bitter. Medium body and light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pitch dark stuff, neat head which keeps hanging on. The aroma is dominated by the smoked malts and hops, some coffee, dark choco, intensely dried red berries, resin. The taste starts off pretty neat, easy to pick up the roasted stuff, coffee, choco, and the malts, some intense fruitiness going on as well, hint of licorice. I did however find the end to be too bitter and too dominated by the smoked malts and hops, I also picked up a pretty heavy touch of resin. The beer is very nice until the end which hits you like an Indian lorry overloaded with bitterness. It’s too unbalanced to get a very high score for me. Maybe a few more weeks or months on the bottle would have reduced it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlazerT (184) - POLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with medium, beige, densed head. Average lacing. Poor head lasting. The aroma are mainly roasted malts - dark fruits, a touch o coffe and dark chocolate. Low hoppy (floral, pine aroma). Again dark malts flavours - mainly dark fruits, low to medium bitterness. Dry, average carbonation, slick texture, medium body. Finish is dry and little bitter. In overall average black IPA, It could be more hoppier and intense in the aroma. Quite good drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Cask at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Black pour with a beige head. Aromas of licorice, dark fruit and a splash of coffee. Nice roast laden flavours, a spot of licorice and black treacle here and there. Nice bitter kick. Sharp bitterness in the finish. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2819) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from national brewery centre, burton. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice and a little citrus. Taste is roasted malts, licorice, charcoal and hops. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1589) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield - a beautiful black pour with a lacy white head, as nice as you’ll ever see from a bottle. The nose is fruit, malt, and more sour fruits. A bitter first bite, typical IPA, then malt and a bit of caramel. Nice oily feel, yet refreshing, great overall. Top notch.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4186) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from SarkyNorthener cheers Martin; almost black pour with a frothy light tan head, resinous pine aroma with a hint chocolate, taste has found fresh pine, like being hit with an xmas tree, plain chocolate, a hint of citrus, dark toasty malts, ticks all the CDA boxes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
Flaske 330ml fra House of Trembling Madness, York. Delt med Rune på Nerstranda 10 Des. 14. Ultradyp mørk amber. Lavt skum. Aroma av tørket frukt. Smaken litt tørr. Blir veldig bitter etter hvert. Alkoholsmaken skinner gjennom.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9097) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
330ml bottle kindly shared by Finn. Good looking with a decent fawn-coloured head, spotty lacing down the glassware, and a dark brown coloured body with a rustic glint. Mixed aroma of dark fruits and dark malts. Brown and black malts upfront, caramel and chocolate, joined by bitter dark fruit and a nice little roastiness to the finish. Quite easy to drink. Clean in the mouth. Like it (Tromsø 10.12.2014).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (408) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Like many black IPAs, a confusingly enjoyable hybrid. Nose has grapefruit, dark fruits and light coffee. Taste has milky coffee, soft toffee and chocolate, pineapple and grapefruit. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very dark brown with off-white head. Good stuff.


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