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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2554) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Thanks Secret Santa! Pours and oaky dark brown. Black in the glass. 1 finger coffee coloured head. Nose is very roast! Lots of cocoa, chocolate, coffee. Smells more like a porter than an IPA. Taste is interesting. Loads of chocolate and fresh espresso beans. Hint of hop bitterness at the finish, certainly has that German hop taste. The roastiness is sticking around forever.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (836) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Strong earthy aromas with subtle vanilla and oat notes. Completely solid black with no foam at all. Mellow bitterness from the hops accompanied by a subtle chocolate roast malt flavor. Some toffee and metallic notes on the finish. Overall, I am actually a little disappointed. I was expecting much more to it. It’s very basic and mellow. I’d give this beer a C rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Suttree. Molasses, earthy sweet chocolate, black bread, and light alcohol aroma. Black with a moderate tan head. Earthy charred malt, bitter chocolate, piney hops favor. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1900) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Opaque, very dark brown with 2.5-finger brown head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roast caramel malt, chocolate, molasses and raisins. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee, black strap molasses and earthy pine hops. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3314) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle; poured a dark brown with a big, frothy and persistent light brown head. Aroma of earth, caramel, sweetness, fruit, and flowers. Flavor was more roasted than earthy. NOt sure I am feeling this one that much, because it came off a bit heart. Very roasty and the earthy hops was not always the most pleasant. Ok.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle from Texas Liquor: It’s always nice to find a bottle that’s been wax sealed especially if it’s from an unknown to my knowledge East Coast brewery. Anyways here is the beer rating Has a lush succulent scent of darkly roasted black malts that are accompanied by a deep boozy aroma of alcohol, however, any evidence of hops are minimal and would have had me fooled that this was a hybrid IPA. Flavor is robust with a rich base of dark chocolate/roasted malts with a slight tilt in balance towards a bitter taste of hop, however, I just don’t see this as a black IPA, but instead as a hopped up porter. Still tasty and satisfying none the less.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (5801) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Black color with lasting rocky tan foam. Mild plastic aroma with chocolate, dark roast. light to medium body. Dark chocolate, medium roast malt flavors-not much here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9055) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle from storminorman. Nearly black, nice brown head. This is a pretty good black IPA, but doesn’t stand out much to speak of. Roasty, hoppy, chocolate. Finishes bitter, a tiny hint of plastic on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120616]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6318) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
22oz bottle with wax, shared with Robby. Black color. Thin light brown greyish head. Good lace. Nice light smoother carbonation. Good chocolate roasty aroma, bit of molasses. Light bitter taste. Unbelievable for 9.5%, no taste of alcohol, and drinks like 7%. Great roasty chocolate aftertaste. Great black IPA.


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