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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Black IPA
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our Black IPA fuses speciality malts with a tropical punch bowl of new world hops to deliver a contradictory yet cultured concoction. A classically ‘pale’ aroma and quenchingly fruity palate belies a broodingly dark and deceptive appearance. Can a beer be both ‘black and pale’? Time to consult the Magic 8 Ball.


The Etruscan's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Etruscan (490) - Tuscany, - SEP 9, 2013
Creamy beige full lasting head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is moderately malty with fruity (roasted apples and grapefruit) and light milk chocolate notes. Flavor is malty too with light coffee and light dried fruits tones, ending in a smooth moderately smoky finish. Medium to full bodied


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frovigalning (2720) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
On tap, but I forgot which pub it was. Hoppy smell with grapefruit and citrus, dark bread and chocolate. Similar taste. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is citrus, spice, chocolate, and fresh coffee. Taste is quite fruity with a moderate amount of hop bitterness. The backbone of the roasty malts blends in well with the IPA character. A well-executed example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Keg at York Tap. Pours near-black, thick tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee and orange, some pine. Big hop flavour, lots of roast bitterness too. Lots going on, rich mouthfeel. Finishes with a lingering orange bitterness. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GBZ59 (988) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - FEB 20, 2014
Grifo. Vaso Nonic @ Freiburg (L´Hospitalet-Barcelona). Negro puro con tintes rubí oscuro a contraluz, coronada por espuma bronceada y cremosa que deja encajes persistentes en las paredes. Aromas herbales y quemados con trazos de pan negro. Sabores de regaliz, amargos y torrefactos al primer sorbo. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación moderada. Paladar reseco y untoso. Leve sabor graso con lúpulo contundente, resina y madera que resultan en prolongado y amargo final. El envolvente amargor permanece en el retrogusto. Refrescante y plena de sabor!! On-tap. Nonic glass @ Freiburg (L´Hospitalet-Barcelona). Pitch black color & deep ruby tints to the light headed by tan foam. Creamy crown & some lasting lacing. Herbal, burnt aromas & black bread hints. Licorice, bitter & roasted flavors at first. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily & dried mouthfeel. Slight buttery flavors, sharp hops, resins & wood resolves in a long bitter finish. Involving bitterness linger into the aftertaste. Refreshing & flavorful!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (4899) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2014
dark medium head roasty coffe liquorice nice citrus bitteness some roots Scura buona schiuma persistente buone note tostate e un discreto aroma luppoato piu presente in bocca

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (890) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Keg @ Port Street Beer House, Manchester. Pours black with intense roasted malts, tongue-numbing liquorice and a little too much vegetal notes for me. Couldn’t get much of the tropical fruits unfortunately but still this is an evil tasting beer with lots going on, like a stormy black cloud.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (688) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with off-white head. Hoppy, fruity and tropical fruits aroma. Roasted, hoppy, resinous and slightly sweet taste, with bitter ending. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ozckr (213) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2014
toast, citrus, raisin, black, white foam, cloudy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, lively, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 From my backlog. Black colour with a dense off-white head, good duration and lacing. Aroma has notes of fresh hops with citrus hints and some roasty notes. Flavor is bittery with resins and pine notes, moderate licorice in the finasl with a good bitterness with medium duration.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andregoncalves (1109) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2014
On tap at animal, Madrid. dark color with thin head. Soft body. Hop and roasted aroma.


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