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La Pirata Black Storms

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1080) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottled. Black beer, frothy and lacy tan head. What an aroma! Full of hops, earthy(hemp) and full of resins, minor citrus and sweet floral notes. Just a hint of roasted malts. Malty and dry flavor, minor salty licorice, resinous and slightly herbal bitterness in the finish. Late aftertaste is a mixture of caramel coated licorice and resinous hops. Awesome beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
In short: Black cake malts with plenty of hops essence and hops resin. Solid Black IPA.
How: Bottle, consumed fresh, a few days after purchase from a Madrid beer store, almost one year before expiration date.
The look: Black body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: The medium intensity nose is roasted, pine tree, hops resin, toasted wood. Body is medium-heavy, texture is a bit oily, medium carbonation, ok mouthfeel. Taste is cake malts, chocolate, medium roast, oily hops essence, sticky resin. Tasted like a dry-hop bomb to me. Medium sweetness with strong sticky bitterness. This is a slice of black cake swimming in hops essence. Lovely beer for those sold to this bastard style. Named after a special kind of storm, a storm where your cloths are soaked, your hair are messed up and your wallet is missing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1688) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
@Spanje, @Colmado L’estuca, @Girona, fles 33cl, 8%, lot #13-17 schenkt zwart en enorm schuimig, zelfs zo erg dat het het glas uitschiet, bruine kraag. aroma bevat den, veel laurier en chocolade. smaken bevat lekkere laurier/den, mocca, chocolade, niet zo bitter als menig andere BIPA, vrij dun, matig zoet, zwak/matige body, geroosterde mout. boventoon in dit bier is de laurier op een vrij dunnen textuur, maar wel op smaak, lekker absoluut maar mist net iets extra’s om het tot een top bier te maken.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6501) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle traded with teddybeer. Thanks! It pours jet black with a creamy lasting beige head. The aroma contains notes of licorice, grapefruit, light coffee and orange peel. The flavor is very fruity like passion fruit, citrus and grapefruit and has notes of hard roasted malt and licorice. Well made.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (753) - SPAIN - MAY 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Dolores y Brasas. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, resinoso, ligeramente a cafe.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (984) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 30, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de 1420 tomada en septiembre de 2013. lote 369 hasta 06-2014. Color negro con espuma oscura. Sabores tostados y ligeramente quemados con toques herbáceos y algo resinosos. Cuerpo medio a alto con 8 vol que se notan en todo momento añadiendo un caracter alcohólico bastante agradable. Bastante buena y para repetir.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6862) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2014
330 ml bottle. Lote 13-17. BB 23/07/15. From Lowenbrau. ¡Muchísimas gracias!
Dark brown colour almost black colour with a big fluffy tan head. Malt, dry grain, mild grassy and piney hops, marmalade and mild alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is strong hoppy bitterness, roasted malt, alcohol and some ashy dryness. A bit too strong alcohol. Not bad for my Spanish rating number 100.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4836) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle from El Pedal. Almost black, beige head. Good fruity hop nose tigether with roated malts. In the mouth roasted coffee, but also some saltiness is more prominent. Lemony dryness. Good dryness. Great craftmanship.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berntholer (939) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
stable beige mocha head that disappears slowly. coffee colour. aroma of roasted malts, coffee, boozy, hoppy, spices, hint of sulphur-garlic but barely noticeable. taste like aroma, slight sweet with a bitter, spicy/peppery finish. quite dense mouthfeel, soft carbonation. quite decent bipa. bottle 33 cl / bbf jul-2015

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - DEC 27, 2013
[ASPETTO] Nero mogano, schiuma beige, media presenza, fine, e buona persistenza [OLFATTO] si notano dapprima i contributi dati dalla luppolatura, con note resinose, erbali, pino, a cui seguono profumi più propri di una imperial stout, con note cioccolatose, leggermente caffettate, e sentori alcolici liquorosi [GUSTO] mantiene in bocca una certa astringenza agrumata, soprattutto nella fase iniziale, a cui segue un invadente dolce cioccolatoso, con un tocco vanigliato. Nel finale converge verso note più amare, cioccolato nero, e compare l’apporto alcolico nel retrogusto [TEXTURE] corpo medio, carbonazione leggermente sovredosata, piuttoso morbida al palato [COMMENTO FINALE] Più che una black ipa, mi sembra una imperial stout luppolata. Sono la stessa cosa? Non so, altre "ipa nere" puntavano maggiormente sulla luppolatura, mantenendo una certa leggerezza e toni alcolici piu smussati. In tal caso , nonostante le note luppolate, maggiormente evidenti al naso che in bocca, la struttuta base presenta i caratteri tipici più propri di una imperial stout: corposa (anche se non eccede) , cioccolatosa e contundente. Comunque sia, mantiene un livello qualitativo alto. Sorella minore della black block, piccolo gioiello del brewing spagnolo, che rimane più fedele a se stessa immergendosi appieno nel fantastico mondo delle imperial stout, senza timori e devianze...chimatemi purista.


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