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


on tap

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18667) - London, Greater London, - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Pours hazy brown with a white cream head. Dark pine nose, some dark chocolate, burnt grass. Medium sweet flavor rife with dark malts, light roast, dark grass, earth. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Smooth. Moderate roast to finish with burnt grass. Pretty OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (770) - - OCT 17, 2016
Sampled from a 33cl bottle from Prohibition Wines. Black with a tight tan head. Roasted malt aroma. The taste is dominated by intense hops with plenty of pine resin and grapefruit skin flavours. There is also an underlying toffee-like sweetness with hints of burned sugar. A strong, tasty beer with a powerful, slightly oily mouthfeel. Not easy drinking, but full flavoured and dense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3030) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2016
Pours black with a fairly large tan head. Aromas of tropical fruit, roasted nuts, roasted malt, chocolate, slight vanilla. Taste is roasted and chocolatey with a slight tropical fruit tone. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1964) - FINLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle. Black color with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma of licorice, spices and floral hops. Spicy, bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 16, 2016
Dark brown to black colored, medium- beige head. Aroma is of some caramel and roasted malt, medium floral and citrus grapefruit hoppy aroma. Taste is medium+ sweet chocolate, some caramel, roasted malt, tropical fruit, citrus and floral hops, moderate aroma, bit alcohol, medium+ bitterness, dryish finish. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, oily. I’d say overcarbonated... (bottle, Who Cares Festival, Bevog Brewery)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3483) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle from Bottle Baron. Black body with a massive beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of burnt toast, blackcurrant, rubber and blueberry. Flavour of Coca-Cola, berries and liquorice. Medium body with a smooth texture. Very fizzy. Overly fizzy but a pretty decent Black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2277) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2016
0,1l from bottle at Bevog Festival shared with iznogud. black color, small off-white head. smells of resin, spices, some exotic fruits, bit pukeish. ok smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of resin, caramel, some licorice, spices, light herbs. finishes lightly bitter with notes or resin and some licorice. overall rather good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (1522) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 3, 2016
Deep brown-black with alightly tan fine poring head, good lacings. Aromas of tropical fruit, orange, passionfruit, green mango up front but then a burst of blackberry, spruce and spicey peppery notes enwrapped by light roasted malt bitter chocolate notes develop. Fine carbonation, lightly slick with a pronounced yet rather slender body. Some residual sweetness well enwrapped by fruity light resionous hop bitterness and fine acidity. Lasting hoppy roast malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corkyrory66 (1420) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6556) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
isaacdg (3) - 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.

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