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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5280) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21191) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (3252) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2013
A bit of a sweet syrupy black IIPA... Its awkward yet hoppy and roasty. Not as bad as it couldve been but just mediocre.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
sloe gin fruit taste to this black brew that is caustic with an acrid finish. moderate body meanders around with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (5347) - Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Plasticy and malty, odd and sweetish, but it’s wax dipped so it’s .rar amirite?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (1270) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Toasty, some chocolate, slightly spicy finish. Lot of flavor flavor. Nice body. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Advocate_Ames (568) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
A nice looking head that dissipates over a few minutes. The aroma is of sweet roasted malts, coffee, wood notes, & hops. The flavor is very robust & malty. In addition the Black Perle has coffee and hop flavor. Overall the drink has a mild bitterness and isn’t too rough on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate, coffee, and charcoal aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet chocolate-caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4265) - 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.

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