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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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (362) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
A: I couldn’t 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 isn’t 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. It’s like a stout with some extra hops in it but not enought to be an IPA. If I didn’t know better I would think this a stout, however, it may be due to cellaring. I’ll have to grab a fresh one and check that out. It’s 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 (4624) - McLean, 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 (9728) - 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 (6679) - 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 (15566) - 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 it’s 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 (1717) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (690) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2013
interesting aroma. chocolate, coffee, malt, dark fruit. sweet. Taste- sweet, bitter. sweet. chocolate/coffee a bit. Hoppy aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3950) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods - P Street (DC). Dark brown body with big head. Nose is malty, coffee, stout. Taste is dark malts, hops, milky. Sweet, caramel texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3/1/2013. So glad to have found this. Black IPA seems misleading though. Somewhere between a Black IPA, a Stout and a Porter. Pours translucent black (deep red really) with a thick brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Taste is similar and more; coffee, creamy, chocolate, smoke, bitter, dark chocolate; huge and long coffee finish. Some nice lacing. Mouth feel is chewy but also thin somehow. Misleading in style, but stand-out in all other areas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
21st July 2012
Opaque black - brown beer. Big big pale tan head. Palate is crispy with sharp minerals. Creamy dark malt - a little ’brown’ in character. Touch of caramel and super mild roast, slightly bitter. Traces of red berry fruits and pine hops. Unsweet dark chocolate. Crispy finish. Semi bitter aftertaste from both hops and roast malt. Hangs together well.


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