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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A black IPA. Aroma is roasted malts with a hint of citrus and pine. Flavour is similar with more citric hoppiness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
Draught at Brewdog Camden. Clear deep ruby-brown, solid fizzy offwhite head. Very light roasty aroma, acidic coffee and green fruit. Taste follows, but very big malt/cocoa and coffee. Thick, slick and well carbonated, burnt-bitter finish. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Draught@Earl Of Essex, London. Very deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is liquorice, mild roast along with some toffee as well. Flavour is fruity, toffeish, caramelly and some slight ripe fruity notes as well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2525) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 13, 2012
Keg @ BrewDog Edinburgh
Black, ruby edges around glass, thin off white head , some lacing
Aroma - roasted malts, dark malts, quite stouty for a bips which I like, rich roast, piney citrus
Taste as aroma, very stouty, zesty citrus resin hops, some bitter grapefruit, but has a bitter burnt crust which Iím not too keen on
Palate - medium carn. medium body. Finish as main flavour, dry, rather over bitter burnt crust roast that lingers.
Overall - Too burnt for a BIPA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3398) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2012
30 June 2012, tap. Dark ruby. Nose is huge: pine and burnt dark chocolate. Med body and faintly fizzy. Seriously heavy beer. Lots of burnt coffee beans, charred wood, oatmeal. Big bitter chocolate finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Keg at BrewDog Camden. It pours dark brown (nr black), with a decent beige head. The nose is roasted malt, charcoal, caramel, toffee, treacle, smoked ham, dark fruit, citrus pith and leather. The taste is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, charcoal, dryness, rich-roasted coffee and wood, with a long bitter-roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Great balance. Delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14389) - 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 (39393) - 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 (2116) - 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 (851) - 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.


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