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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Imperial/Double Black IPA
An uncivilized amount of american hop spicyness along with a chocolaty mix of dark roasted flavors.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sebletitje (8270) - Enghien, - NOV 18, 2012
65cl bottle courtesy of Belgbeergeek @ Belgian RB Gathering of Ultimate Evil. Couleur foncée/noire, col épais crémeux café au lait/moka. Arôme est superbement bien houblonné allant presque vers un poivré/pin et cela tellement le houblon est ici mis en usage. Note en parallèle le malt chocolaté qui contribue à ce style. Palais présente un profile profond de malt laissant des notes chocolatées qui se marient parfaitement avec un profile houblonné épicé presque de piment/poivre, résineux avec un léger citronné pour une amertume en parfaite harmonie avec la base malt. Peut aussi y noter des notes de café, cône de pin, épices, fleuri et chocolat en poudre. Le plus marquant de la bière étant ce côté quasi épicé pimenté qui ne gâche pas l’expérience mais donne une belle dimension et cela à chaque gorgées.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (4660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 7, 2016
bottle at home from brewshop bristol
fresh, orange and pine, low roast, chocolate, smooth, moderate carbonation, easy drinking, fruity, moderate pith, low carbonation, high fruity aroma, excellent

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (610) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - DEC 19, 2015
65cl bottle, served in Irish pint. Pours deep dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma is mocha, caramel and hints of citrus. Taste is the same, more dark chocolate notes than coffee, and the hop touch is earthy and herbal. Not too bitter, lingering though. Medium/full body, good carbonation. Nice Black Ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1971) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
Nearly black with thick tan froth. Strong hop aroma, dark chicolate and grapefruit. Flavour has juicy grapefruit, hard roasted malt and chocolate. Salty licorice as well, barely balancing the alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5316) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Very dark brown and almost black body with a nice, three centimetre tall oatmeal tan coloured head. Aroma of bright grassy and resinous hops, some alcohol, quite a bit of malt and even more dank reesin notes. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich roasted malt flavour coupled with some coffee and chocolate flavours on the finish, coupled with a dense chewy mouthful of hops, earth and roasted oatmeal. Aftertaste is nice and rich with the malt and especially the resinous and grassy hops coming through along with some alcohol and sweetness from oatmeal and grains. Overall, a nicely balanced, very rich black IPA that almost borders on an American Strong, but this shows good throughout. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Leuken’s Liqour in Dunedin, Florida on 03-October-2015 for US$9,99 sampled in my hotel room in Columbia, Maryland on 07-December-2015.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (3329) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Bomber. Curious Hop, Otley. Clear, dark brown. Dense, sticky, gingery tan coloured, lasting head. Looks great. Nose has rich, dark, orange chocolate. Pine needle. Thick, dark sugars. Some toasted nuts. Taste has some charred, pine wood bitterness. Bonfire toffee sweetness balances nicely. Smooth, unctuous and super drinkable. Finishes long, moderate, roasted, resinous bitter. Fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (16261) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle shared in Canaan, NH. Thanks to Duke. Pours black-brown with a frothy khaki head. Big roast nose, cocoa, se burnt pine, dark fruits. Medium sweets flavor, some sugary chocolate, scorched earth, brownies, oily pine. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Subtly resinous to finish, some burnt graham crackers, grass, booze, chocolate. Not bad overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobs_ols (451) - LATVIA - SEP 18, 2015
Black, medium white head. Delightful mix of US hops (a proper punch) and roasty, cocoa maltiness. Mix of sweet and bitter, medium body. Cocoa and hops. This shouldn’t mix well - and yet it does. Wonderous.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6937) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2015
Medium beige head. Opaque black body. Roasty earthy chocolatey aroma with citric spicy notes. Dry roasty chocolatey taste with burnt earthy notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy earthy minty aftertaste with citric chocolate notes. Good, drinkable, reasonably harmonic. (0.65l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2303) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
650 mL bottle. Pours stout brown with not much head. More black than IPA in the nose. Flavour is way bigger than you’d think from the nose. Great malty complexity - anise stands out. The hops are there, put the flavours are muddled. The malt makes this one a standout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
65cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours opaque dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, pine, citrus, coffee, liquorice. Flavour is medium bitter, salty and quite roasted. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish is grassy bitternes and roasted malt.


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