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La Pirata Black Block

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2397) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, small brownish head. Aroma of malt and licorice. Taste of roasted malt, fruity hops and a bit of salty licorice. Some red fruit as well. More hoppy than usual for an impy. Thick smooth mouthfeel. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LuisVida (18) - - DEC 14, 2014
Una cerveza imposible, alta en grado pero fresquisima, llena de chocolate pero mas aun de tartas de cereza y fresa, con textura perfecta y una densidad de crema que no pesa. Una genialidad que pide mas y mas.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArturoBeer (8) - - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
Una autentica joya. Hay que tener cuidado con ella, es muy peligrosa. Cerveza para una caña

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (892) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2014
A very good Imperial Stout indeed. Aroma is pretty fruity for the style, consisting of cherries, figs, vanilla, coffee beans and chocolate. Tastes similar to the aroma but you can feel the alcohol a little much; making it a tad harsh. Heavy body with a bitter chocolatey/mocha finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (947) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 21, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL. Lots of rough roast in the aroma with notes of burnt plastic and some alcohol. The taste is relatively sweet, chocolate liquor, bitter with hints of alcohol. OK, but you expect more from a big Impy. Still good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (982) - SPAIN - NOV 16, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Lupulopolis. Color negro. Sabor a regaliz, dulce, chocolate, alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
In short: A harsh, very sweet and highly roasted big stout. Just ok.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed fresh soon after purchase from a Spanish store.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is burnt chocolate cake, vanilla beans, black coffee fumes. This beer smells heavy. Body is fuller than full but the generous carbonation (considering the beer size) helps to make this ultra-heavy beer feel somewhat drinkable. Taste is on the rough side. There is plenty of earthy burnt cereals. A high sweetness sensation dominated by a burnt dark sugars flavor. A strange flavor of black olives in the back. A shot of whisky even though I don’t think it is barrel aged. The high sweetness level is somewhat offset by a strong roastiness that creates a bitterness-like sensation. Overall this is another brutal big stout that is somewhat drinkable because it is very roasted. My wife wants me to stop drinking sweet beers because she says I’m getting fat, but I won’t stop, I’ll do what I want to do, I’m the one wearing the elastic waistband pants in our relationship.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lapenultima (18) - - OCT 21, 2014
Imperial Stout de Barcelona, muy rica. Con cuerpo y toques torrefactos, a café y a cacao. Se va uno satisfecho al probarla. Etiqueta rara.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Cervesa bona, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Cerveza buena. bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GBZ59 (1181) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 8, 2014
Grifo en la Mostra de Manresa 2014. Copa cáliz de cata. Brota con color negro puro y coronada por espuma beige que deja un persistente anillo a pesar de su alto ABV. El aroma despliega intensas notas de guirlache, maltas quemadas, ahumadas y caramelo, higos secos y trazos de moscatel. La entrada es torrefacta, dulce sin empalagar y herbácea. Un cuerpo pleno e intenso con carbonatación suave. Sensación en boca densa, aterciopelada y untuosa. El amargor es bajo, lo justo para equilibrar el dulzor y el nivel alcohólico es evidente pero no molesto. Prolongado final dulce con recuerdos de moscatel en el retrogusto. Una gran cerveza!! On-tap @ Mostra de Manresa 2014. Tasting chalice glass. Black color headed by beige crown that leaves lasting ring despite its high ABV. Aroma profile displays intense guirlache (burnt brown sugar candy), smoked & burnt caramel notes, dried figs & muscatel hints. Roasted, no-cloying sweet & herbal upfront. Full body. Soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is dense, velvety & unctuous. Low bitterness just to balanced sweetness & evident but no-bothering alcohol. Long sweet finish & memories of muscatel on the aftertaste. A big one!!


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