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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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The first brew in the new "Ales From The Dark Side" series, Black Perle is 90-minute, octo-hopped, dark IPA that weighs in at 9.5%abv and named for the German bittering hops, Perle, that were addede during the beers unusually long 90-minute boil.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
Near solid black, foamy light tan head. Aroma is floral, citrus, roasty. Taste is bitter up front with lots of malt and some bitter coffee flavor. Texture is creamy, finishes bitter. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, carmel, coffee, grapefruit, pine and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, carmel, pine, grapefruit and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2963) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2010
bomber from Oasis. Pours a super dark brown with no head. Carbonation is visibly low. It looks nearly flat. The aroma is not hoppy in the slightest. Malt is in full effect in a roasty, chocolatey fashion. Sweet fruity hints peek out a little, but try as I may, there is no hop aroma to speak of. The palate is very flat, but the malt forward, roasty palate doesn’t suffer too badly from it. Dry notes of espresso, earth, licorice, fig and some wooden complexity make up the flavor. There are tamer sweet notes that keep this from being overly dry. I’ll tell you what: I don’t know what to make of this brew. I initially was expecting a black IPA, but then I remembered it was R.J. Rockers so they wouldn’t do anything too hoppy. Now I’m solidly convinced this is a porter, maybe a stout. There is so much roasty, chocolatey flavor here and no standout hop qualities to speak of. We’ve got a porter, my friends. This is in no way, shape or form a double IPA. A hoppier than average porter. . .perhaps. I will attempt to score this purely on how much I enjoyed it without regard to what the label claims it is.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
Sampled at RBWG 2010. The aroma is old ale and oxidized homebrew. The flavor is very bitter but not much hop flavor, just kinda disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Date: February 27, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet chocoate aroma, touch of roasted, caramel sweetness, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, light roast, touch of sweetness balanced by a big earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle (dregs)… RBWG ‘10… Dark brown ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The bouquet is reserved - I get chocolate, but not a boatload of hops. Medium-bodied and raspy with mostly expired carbonation. Chocolaty flavor with medium to heavy charred bitterness. Finishes very bitter and way dry. Bottle courtesy of kp!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, pine, grapefruit, and chocolate. Flavor of pine, roasted malt, grass, coffee, citrus, and chocolate with a dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wwwdottom (39) - Breese, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2010
22 oz bomber - pours an opaque black with a hint of brown head that quickly disappears - Roasted malts in the aroma - medium to heavy mouthfeel - slightly bitter on the palate - not a typical DIPA but still very enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3252) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle opened on the bus ride from Orlando to Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Very caramelly aroma with some pine hops. Bitter pine hop flavor with some toasted maltiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks to KP for sharing this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
bottle thanks to KP pours dark brown to black with medium off white head. Aroma is chocolate with mellow floral hop notes. Very roasty malt flavor with evergreen and spruce hop flavors finishing dry.


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