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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13983) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, hop, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, roasted malt. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. Who in the hell thought it would be a good idea to put wax all over a cap? Itís a pain in the ass to open. Finally, it pours black with a small tan head. The nose is more subdued than I thought it would be with a little earth, pine cone, roasted malt, The flavor highlights the roasted malt, smoke, and a little bit of sweetness. The hops add some earthiness and a hint of pine, but itís really a stout, not a black IPA. Full bodied, smooth and oily on the palate. A surprisingly good offering from R.J. Rockers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (1260) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2013
1 Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma is not too strong and is mostly roasted coffee, maybe some chocolate and some citrus/piney hops. Smokey taste, malty sweet well balanced with hops (very good tasting beer). The ABV is noticeable but well hidden and not overpowering. Overall a very good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4987) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
If you get this in a bottle, be careful - it tends to foam. At least it doesnít gush like champagne, but you should be ready with a towel. Pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a very thick and quite persistent fluffy tan head. Aroma fills the nose with smoky, molasses, hoppy, earthy and licorice notes - it all but says "Drink me!" to one who loves black IPAs. Smoky, earthy, nutty, hoppy and licorice notes make themselves known as they dance across the palate. Firm texture imparts plenty of sass and fizz. Come to the dark side - we have great beer!

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
A: I couldnít really smell anything here.... really rather shallow and pedantic. A: Looks pretty good I guess.. weird it pours like a full bodied stout or something. creamy head which disipates quickly. Oh also, the wax bottle is way to hard to open. I have to battle with this thing for like 5 minutes to get it open... T: Tastes alright but I dunno. It tastes like a slightly more hoppy stout or something but there isnít any smokiness or chocolate or coffee or stuff like that. Really tastes more like a stout than an IPA. Not terrible. P: Sits surprisingly well on the palate. Medium full body. Smooth mouth feel. Overall this is an interesting beer that I guess falls way to directly between too catergories. Itís like a stout with some extra hops in it but not enought to be an IPA. If I didnít know better I would think this a stout, however, it may be due to cellaring. Iíll have to grab a fresh one and check that out. Itís a pretty solid beer but nothing mind blowing. Oddly easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of toasted malt. Coffee and assertive hops round out the taste. Nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel, oat and herbal, floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a chocolate, mint and floral finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of bread, chocolate, crust , floral and minty hops.Flavor is sweet and malty with some oxidized malt, mint,chocolate and caramel.Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
Bottle, 22oz, from trade with Papsoe. A dark brown beer, lightly unclear and topped by a minimal sized off-white head. Lightly smoked, ham-like flavor with toffee and some vinous notes. Chocolate too. The flavor has some sweetness, but itís mostly dryish. Piney hops, some grassy notes and a hint of orange peel too. Lasting finish with lots of chocolate, some coffee and ham, and a little touch of bitterness and a solid dose of pine cones. Not your average black IPA, but nice anyway. 130420

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1934) - Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
Black. Medium creamy light brown head, lots of lace. Aroma is coffee, roasty, chocolate, piney subtle fruity hops. Medium body and medium bitter and dry finish. Oilyish creamyish. Flavor is sweet, balanced piney subtle fruity hops, roasted malt, chocolate. Quite nice. Alcohol content well hidden.


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