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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2121) - 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 (3349) - 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 (2185) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle from Texas Liquor: Itís always nice to find a bottle thatís been wax sealed especially if itís 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 donít 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 (6036) - 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 (9615) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle from storminorman. Nearly black, nice brown head. This is a pretty good black IPA, but doesnít 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 (36563) - 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 (7223) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bomber. This beer canít make up itís mind from a bitterness standpoint. Is it a chocolate bitterness or a hop bitternes? Still a unique beer with a malty aroma and one hell of a head.

3.7
   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 canít 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3042) - GŲteborg, 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.


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