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Kent Enigma

Kent Enigma
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Brewed by Kent
Style: Black IPA
West Malling, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Winter/Spring.
A highly hopped dark ale with a soft malt body and balanced finish. A true Enigma...


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1007) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Cask sheffield tap. Ruby colour slight white head and lacing. Aroma is weak fruity malts. Taste is blackcurrant sweet malts slight hop bitterness. Great body smooth mouthfeel soft carbonated. Good stuff but not much hops here for a black ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
3rd September 2013
Old Fountain. Cask. Clear amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate with mild and fine carbonation. There is a light touch of mellow dark malt character here including a little roast. Mild citric hops underneath. Finishes semi dry with a good dose and a good mix of malt and hop bitterness. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2013
Cask at Bow Bar. Clear mahogany coloured body. Remaining beige head, good lacing. Bread-like malts to the nose as well as hints of dried fruits. Balanced flavour profile of pine, mid-sweet malts and a touch of berries. Nice malt-fruity ending. Oily palate. Good drinking (shared with mr_h, Edinburgh 09.08.2013).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2695) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
Cask by Aitken Font at Bow Bar, Edinburgh - clear mahogany, medium beige head, malty aroma, hint of spice, bit of lacing, malty flavour, not much hops, very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark brown red colour with a average, frothy and open, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light roasted, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, malty, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120504]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2013
cask at guildford ... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... soft pine ... woody roast malts nose... creamy malts ... light charcoal bitterness ... dark malts ... light bitter hop

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2013
Cask at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours clear russet with a fine, creamy head. Toasty bread in the nose, hints of burnt pine and drying citeus. Medium sweet flavor, some berries, earth and toasted pine, some oily grass. Light to medium bodied with average, sharp carbonation. Dry dirt and earth to finish, burnt grass, grapefruit peel. So so overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2013
Gravicask (CWAF2013, Thurs)
Massively fruity aroma. Dark fruits. Deep reddy brown, nice loose head. Super full sweet body - lush!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6120) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Black & Gold beer festival, the Gryphon, Bristol 2/9/2012. Deep brown with a slight, off-white head. Aroma of fruit cake, citrus and a whiff of pine. Flavour of raisins, orange peel and marzipan, leading to a hoppy, dry finish. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2012
Cask (backlog). Deep ambery copper colour with small beige head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, some mild roasted malts, liquorice and quite fruity notes. Flavour is fruity,wooden, mild roasted malts along with some liquorice and quite big bitterness.


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