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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Imperial/Double Black IPA
An uncivilized amount of american hop spicyness along with a chocolaty mix of dark roasted flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8794) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2012
Small to medium cream-tan head over black beer; head quite stable and leaving some lace. Very intense, extremely fruity hops’ nose, as an exotic fruit basket; all the right hops, including theri bales wafting up. To the exclusion of anything else, of course, but it’s inviting enough. Bitter, hoppy, also burnt, but on top of that an extra, slightly sweet dimension, as toffees held in the flame, or roasted on the grill for some time. Exotic fruit, passion especially. Medium to well bodied; head keeps lending a creamy feel. Long lasting flavours. Nice, but surely Imperial Black ale is yet another American hyped-up neologism, no?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
Sample at SBWF 2012. Dark brown with a small head. I liked this one. Roasted malt, chocolate, grape and a nice amount of hops. Also some licorice and nuts. Why cant Swedish breweries produce a Black IPA like this?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5393) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
650ml bottle from Bierkompass

Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasty malts, hints of fruity hops, chocolate, coffee and cocoa. Taste is roasty with a lot of chocolate, fruity hops and cocoa. Finish is slightly hoppy and roasty with some chocolatey and cocoa notes. Quite roasty and chocolatey for a Black IPA, but still quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8197) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
65 cl bottle.
Pours deep dark brown color with a small off-white head on the sides. Aroma of hops, dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, ash, burnt malts and cocoa. Flavor of mandarin, ash, chocolate notes, hops, toasted malts, some licorice and flour. Nice and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
650 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts, yeast and white bread. Flavour of roasted malts, white bread, spruce, grass, yeast and some salty licorice. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a malty, grassy, light floral finish with salty licorice. Smooth mouthfeel and a roasty smooth and quite bitter finish. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7742) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2012
65 cl bottle (8,5%) @ lusikka, no BBE info
Aroma is floury and quite typical to Black IPA with hops, gooseberry bush, some fruits and resin. Flavour is hoppy with resin, some vanilla and fruits. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours jet black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is piney hops, citrus, hay, light peach and liquorice. Liquorice, pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel and grass in the flavour. Creamy texture. Very nice indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (5614) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2012
(Bottle, 0.65 l, at Kaisla, 20120927) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had hops, pine and liquorice. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, pine, liquorice, sweetness, hint of ash and medium bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, ashy and bitter. A nice balanced hoppy beer the roasted and burnt flavours of which remained in the background as they should.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013
Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark red brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, grass. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, hoppy, grassy, pine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120914]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Bomber courtesy of Butters. Thanks! Pours dark brown color with small floating particles. Medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big chocolate notes, nutty notes, herbal hops. The taste is chocolate, minty and herbal hops, sweet malts. Medium bodied. Very nice.

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