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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.


3.9
   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 (3023) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2012
Tap at Brewdog Camden. Dark choc brown, small golden head. Aroma is very roasty, bit of citrus hops, touch of cream and biscuit. Taste is nice enough, creamy, touch of citrus hop, bit of chocolate. Nice and smooth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Camden on 19 Aug 2012. Poured a very dark brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma of toasted malt, dried fruit and pine. Bitter roasted malt flavours, with grassy hop and dates. Good, thick mouthfeel. Finish was tar, resin and molasses.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2495) - 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 I’m 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2247) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Keg@rake. Pours, unsurprisingly, dirty brown colour with with off white head. No sign of carbonation. Pleasant aroma. Medium bodied. Big tonic grapefruit taste at first with lemon and malt following through with big bitterness. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2238) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Draught at bar. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with coffee, liquorice, hops, roasted malts and citrus. Bitter finish with citrus and roasted malts. Excellent black IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2013
Aroma: Rasin, plum, burnt toast, bitter dark chocolate and vanilla.

Appearance: Black body with a thick tan head. Excellent lacing.

Taste: Powerful flavours - rich stone fruits, dark chocolate and a strong, ’burnt’ bitterness. No hint of its 6.9% ABV. Lovely.

Palate: Medium to full body with a sticky, syrup-like texture. Soft carbonation.

Overall: A tasty Black IPA - very hoppy and flavoursome. Distinct burnt characteristics.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheCametron (2112) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
On tap at BrewDog Camden, London on 13th October 2013. Black with off-white, fully lacing foam. Inviting aroma with plenty of roastiness. Sweet-sour, porter-like in-mouth, blending caramel and grapefruit. Finish is citric, but with roasty notes. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body.


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