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Triple fff Project Venus Venus Black


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Formerly brewed at Triple fff
Style: Black IPA
Alton, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask; Special - a collaborative brew between brewsters from UK & Ireland. Number 3 in the series.

Intense citrus and pine aroma as you would expect from an American IPA but then add a hint of roastiness from the dark malt which carries through onto the palate with some sweet malt and a bold, yet balanced bitterness. Using a blend of US hops, this is a complex dark ale, smooth, medium bodied with a spicy fresh hop and gentle roasted finish.

Date: 1st October 2011
Venue: Triple fff, Alton
Host: Sara Carter
Who was there: Sara Carter (Triple fff), Sara Barton (Brewsters), Catherine Murphy (Buntingford), Sue Hayward (Waen), Kathy Britton (Oldershaw)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2012
Cask gravity @ The Falcon, Clapham Junction SW11. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor with hitns of licorice. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20699) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2012
cask at haymarket bar ... deep black... thin tan head ... soft coffee dark roast nose ... big mellow coffee roast ... light bitter pin hop back bone ... mellow coffee and pine linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2012
On cask at the Haymarket. A black beer with a decent, light tan head. Aroma of pine, passion fruit, grapefruit and chocolate. Pine and alcohol flavours upfront. Mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Cask. The Old White Swan, York. Medium tan head. Black body. Hoppy, fruit, citrus. Very bitter, Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Greapfruit and pine smell with a light roast malt. Blackish brown with a red tint with a bubbly lasting tan head. Light and very thin, almost watery. The thinness makes it very easy to drink. Taste of grapefruit, pine, roast malt and caramel. Quite hoppy on the middle with a citrus finish. Nice and easy to drink. A little too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2012
Cask at The Swan, London Black with a creamy head. Grassy and roasted in both aroma and flavour. Pretty low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
A- citrus with light roasted aroma A - dark and frothy T - light orange sweetness with roasted bitter P - full and soft O - good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
Cask conditioned at The Easington Hotel, Banbury (Ember Inns). Almost black with cream head. Initial darly roasted malts make way for a slightly sweet, oily hop flavour, leafy, grassy, nicely bittering. Lots of depth and character, a very pleasing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18034) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Cask at The White Hart, Nicholson’s, London. Pours dark brown with a bubbly, foamy and off-white head. Looks good. Holds a lovely aroma of pine, grapefruit and moderate roasted malts. The flavor isn’t quite as nice as the aroma but it’s still decent. Some semi-hard roasted malts, light baking cocoa, pine and grapefruit are all in there. Medium bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Moderate roast finish with short bitterness, some light sweetness, definite saltiness, light resins and some dark fruits creeping in. A respectable black IPA.

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