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RATINGS: 187   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bought a 650mL bottle of this from The Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton, MO for $7.49. Poured from the Blue Waxed topped bottle w/ a Ship on the front of the label into a 0,47l New Belgium Oversized Snifter Glass. Has no freshness date but definitely from 2011. Aroma- A rich and roast nose. Tons of light coffee like attribute with hops wanting to come out on the nose but surely can’t because of this malt character. Good overall. Appearance- Pours a .5, dark tan colored head that dies fairly quick. Has a deep brown colored body with no clarity. Leaves a few suds behind on the glass. Flavor- Once again, tons of malt, roast, and light coffee flavors. The hop is tough to find out but judging by the medium-high bitterness level, I suppose it is in here. Slight burnt flavor as well. Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Sticky, and has tons of hop in the finish mixed with roast. Overall Impression- Once again, this style ALWAYS makes my head hurt, wondering what I should be looking for... This one was drinkable with malt covering up most of the hop flavors. Good all around and starting to enjoy RJ Rockers and their beer portfolio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2012
(Bottle) Pours near black with a brown head. The aroma holds dark caramel, coffee, light chocolate, liquorice, wet asphalt, dark juicy bread, raisins, raspberries, black berries, wet tobacco, mint, earth, wood, resin, spices, light herbs touch of pine and a whisper of citrus. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with earthy, minty, grassy, light citric and maybe some piny hops alongside malty notes of chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dark caramel, dark bread and asphalt. Hints of dark fruits. The mouthfeel is round, bit numbing and tiny sticky with a light carbonation. Robust hop finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2012
Bomber courtesy of Marsiblursi. Pours very dark reddish brown, almost black, with a small creamy pale brown head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with dark roast coffee, pine, grapefruit juice, bitter chocolate, alcohol, resinous wood, salty liquorice, vanilla and hints of wet leaves and green uncooked vegetables. Taste is slightly sweet and bitter with pine, burnt wood, heavily roasted malts, smoked ham, dark roast coffee, fresh grass, grapefruit juice, orange peal, toffee, burnt caramel, liquorice fudge and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is dry, tiny oily bitter and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with burnt caramel, orange peal, fresh grass, grapefruit peal, coffee and liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle: pours opaque cola brown, soft tan head that faintly recedes. Nose of dark fruits, dank, resinous hops, earthy caramel malts, roasted malts. On the palate, chocolate notes, resin hop bitterness and some spiciness with hints of espresso. Well balanced with roasted and caramel malts and then resin hop dankness and long bitterness on the finish. This grew on me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20476) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity and light roasted aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Fruity and light roasted flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of licorice. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear almost black - offwhite head. Peppery, fruity, roasted, bitterness, nutty, coffee notes, nice hoppy, grape fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
Tasting at Papsø’s
Black color. Medium aroma, and better flavor of chocolate and roasted malt; average sweetness, and bold bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2012
Bottled. Brown coloured. Brown head. Aroma of herbs, flowers, herbs, light roast, caramel, grape. Flavour of herbs, flowers, grape,caramel, roast. Medium bodied. Ends light roasted and herbal bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is roasted malt, fruity hops and light liquorice. The flavour is fruity and malty with notes if liquorice and bitter malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, bread, alcohol, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry finish.

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