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Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: Black IPA
Henley-on-Thames, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
Cask at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours black-brown with a soft, off-white foamy head. Nose holds quite a bit of ripe citrus, strong grapefruit, dark pineapple, some well and toasted malts. Decent flavor, medium sweet, some burnt caramel, burnt grapefruit, strong burnt grass, some juicy pine, mild smoked meat. Medium bodied with fine to average, smooth carbonation. Pretty dry yet resinous to finiush, a good dose of burnt wood, robust grapefruit notes, dark toast. Some burnt sugar. A nice black IPA overall. Reasonably well-balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012
Draught @ The Holyrood 9A, 9a Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8AE.

Clear dark brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, moderate hoppy, light to moderate pine - grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120421]
7-3-8-3-15

Draught @ Earl of Essex, 25 Danbury st, London, Greater London, England N1 8LE.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, roasted, grapefruit, citrus, dry, licorice notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120806]
8-4-8-3-16

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 28, 2012
Keg at The Southern. Brown with tan head. Nose is intriguing. Floral and chocolatey. Flavour is off. Smoky burnt toast and chocolate with a mismatched fruitiness. Bitter and unpleasant.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (742) - SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2012
A taste of Camís pint at the Southern. Citrus and chocolate aroma. Flavour is a mess - ashy chocolate clashing with the hops. I wasnít too keen on the regular 69 and this is worse.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
Keg at the Southern. Hazy black, thin off-white head. Nice pinkeye zesty nose, just a hint of chocolate malts. Slightly sweet, burnt malt front with a juicy hop twang and lots of pine resin. Long bitter finish. Ok, a bit cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Keg at the brewery tap in Henley. The first sunny Friday afternoon of the summer, so what better to do than head over to the Lovibond brewery tap in Henley. After a sample of this I decided it was the perfect beer to drink sitting in their garden watching the world go by.

. Itís pitch black in colour with a tawny tint against the light and a thin cream head; the aroma was hard to identify at first - I picked up wood smoke and licorice, but in the end I decided it most reminded me of warm, freshly laid, tarmac. Itís soft in the mouth, and there is an immediate impact from the hops which are assertive and mellow at the same time, and are supported rich, slightly tarry, malts that give a slight sweetness that offsets the dryness of the hops well. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2012
On cask at The Holyrood 9A. Pours a very dark ruby colour with a decent light tan head. A lovely aroma of blackcurrant, pine, roasty malt, chocolate and alcohol. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel. Very nice.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
keg at 9a. Black with decent tan head. Aroma has a nice grapefruit hit ruined by a cheesy vegetal note, cabbage, sweat. Taste is similar, grapefruit, nutty cheese, cabbage, some nice toffee and molasses also. Cold and fizzy (a good thing) with a bitter finish. The hops are a mess here

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Keg at brewery... Dark brown... Big tan head... Soft dark roast... Bitter malts... Too cold too fizxy... Burnt cho olate... Stick 3.5 well i assumed this is unfined 69 ... but if it is its hell of a unfied beer .. black (at holyrood 9A) .... zezty pine hop nose ... too fizzy ... wzy too fizzy ... little cold ... juicy roast malts ... rich pine ... zezt

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
On tap at the brewery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon 20.04.12 Looks pretty black in colour with light beige head. Not so bitter from the outset, though the bitterness does tend to open up and cut through some dark roastiness and molasses actually I get quit a blast of caramel initially but the bitterness swiftly reigns this in. Soft in the mouth, some burnt flavours occasionally pop up. Another beer that Iím really enjoying from Lovibonds. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9


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