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Brewed by Naparbier
Style: Black IPA
Noain, Spain
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aroma is literally an explosion of hops, fruity, herbal and very resinous. In mouth the hops explosion becomes a green halo bomb with notes of roasted malts and licorice in the background.

MALTS: Maris Otter, Crystal 150, Carafa III.
HOPS: Columbus, Amarillo, Cascade, Pacific Gem, Chinook, Nelson Sauvin.


faroeviking's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - - OCT 5, 2012
Botella. Deep dark brown colour, almost black colour. Very hoppy piney roasty malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has piney fruity hops and roasted malt with licorice and some chocolate to it.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corkyrory66 (1359) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2016
Black ipa de 8,5 % abv. Malts Maris Otter, cristal, et carafa. Houblonnage en columbus, amarillo, pacific gem, chinook, nelson sauvin et cascade. Mon exemplaire était à un an après sa date. Couleur brun noir intense, à l’opacité quasi totale. Mousse crémeuse, stable à 4 mm. Arômes de café, ganache, mousse au chocolat, fève de cacao brute, pointe de miel, candi. 1ère bouche très souple à la belle entame malt/levure/houblon. Arrière-bouche avec du café, baies noires, longue. 2ème à la belle texture, et superbe ensemble malt et baies noires. Arrière-bouche complexe, longue, avec une pointe de whisky. 3ème sur une composition très originale café/chocolat/malt/houblon, mais l’harmonisation des houblons n’est pas au top. Arrière-bouche dont le côté "dry" fait davantage penser à un stout. Longueur qui ouvre de nouveaux horizons, avec beaucoup d’entrain, mais une fausse note sur un nez un peu caoutchouteux ... Des pointes de genièvre, du whisky tourbé, des noisettes, fanes de pomme de terre, Jambes fines, serrées, groupées. Levure dense, boisée, belle ligne. Alcool qui intègre bien les saveurs, mais la longueur perd un peu en puissance. Finale agréable mais sans envol. CONCLUSION : une bière qui est plus proche d’un impérial stout que d’une black ipa malgré l’emploi de 6 houblons !!! Elle est jolie, mais perd de son impact sur la longueur, surtout au nez qui présente un défaut grave sur le caoutchouc... La finale n’est pas à la hauteur.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (5952) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
330ml bottle at home in Richmond as ’Naparbier Back In Black’, 8.5%, BB Dec 2016. In all honesty, if I’d known this was 8.5% I probably wouldn’t have opened it tonight, as I’m already boosted. Pours opaque black with a huge dense foamy brown head, leaving full lacing. Aroma is pine-forward, musty, minty, socks, menthol. Body is very light, sprizy, quite foamy. Taste is menthol, coffee, earthy, mint flavoured Aero bar, mint leaf. An intriguing mix of airy but intense ashy roast and mint. A lot of fun, and doesn’t show the relatively high ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
isaacdg (1) - Rivas Vaciamadrid ( MADRID ), SPAIN - AUG 15, 2016 does not count
Carbonatacion bastante alta. Aroma marcado a lúpulo herbal,especiado y algo resinoso con un toque leve tostado y algo dulce, se aprecia algo de alcohol muy por detrás. En sabor predomina el lúpulo , por detrás esta el caramelo y alguna nota tostada , final seco y amargo. Se aprecia algo de alcohol al final del trago. Cuerpo medio-alto.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (871) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, pine, roasted malts and hops.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque ruby/dark brown beer with slight yeast and with a medium/large beige/brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and hops.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Damn that carbonation at the start, it is even more fizzy than soda; not my cup of tea. Thankfully this settles down a bit after a while. The flavour is great and more than making up for this however.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2016
August 3, 2016. Bottle, best before December 2016.
Dark brown, almost black with a large dense tan head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity and roasted with orange, peach, pine, resin, licorice and hints of cocoa. Taste is light to medium sweet, light fruity, light roasted bitterness. Finish is light sweet fruity and malty with hints of toffee, peach and sweet and light salty licorice, lingering slightly dry grassy, piney and roasted bitterness along with some resinous notes. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
Quite good, lacks some punch in the aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2912) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle, batch 16044 (from Koht). Pours dark brown with light brownish head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is roast, citrus, grapefruit, malt. Flavor is citric and bitter, roast, grapefruit, lemon, malt. Covers alcohol rather well, drinkability is good. Overall: good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Brown color. Hop aromas, grass and herbs. Taste of sweet fruits, with bitter hops, herbal finish. I like it!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1764) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 23, 2016
Butelka, warka do 12/16. bardzo ciemne z bardzo wysoka acz niepiekna, ciut brazowawa piana. Aromaty bardzo intensywne, glownie zywicowo-iglakowe, do tego zboza jakies ewidentne, ciut - juz w tle kawowych jakichs i palonych klimatow. w ustach dosc wodniste wrazenie, ale nie przeszkadza za bardzo, bo intensywne smaki zgodne z aromatami, moze nawet ciut wiecej w smaku, owoce jakies sie pojawiaja leciutkie. goryczka nie wysoka ale raczej niezaprzyjemna i dluga. spore wysycenie. Sredniak.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vinx (107) - ITALY - JUN 22, 2016
Aroma of tropical fruit, cirtus, pine, resin. Black with an excessive foam which is barely manageable. Bitter, medium body, lively carbonation, astringent finish. In a word: discordant.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jjsint (2260) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle from Ales by Mail, drunk at home. Black with a petite and tight cream-coloured head. Salt liquorice, chocolate-covered cherries, plums, pine needles. Bittersweet taste with a more pronounced bitter finish. More pine and liquorice in the aftertaste. Thin to.medium body, soft carbonation. Excellent, excellent, excellent, at a wonderfully boozy ABV.


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