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RATINGS: 208   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Pours a nice amber brown color with almost no head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel, floral, and some spice. Flavor is caramel, some roast, chocolate, and a bitter spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Black IPAís are fun. This one was not really aggressive on the hoppage was more like a slightly hoppy porter. I think these things fare better with an american hop profile....but thatís just me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1978) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
bottle at Max & Jessís - Dark brown and hazy pour with thin beige head. Aroma is a touch of butter, smokey, chocolate, touch of tobacco and huge butter and finish of astringency & charcoal. Tasty dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1685) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
Poured opaque black with a nice one finger tan head and ok lace. Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavors are similar, with just a touch of baking chocolate bitterness and dark fruit. Medium body and carbonation, slightly thin mouthfeel, and a finish that highlighted by the roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Interesting beer. Pours a medium-dark brown with khaki colored head and lacing. Flavors of roasted malt, vanilla, licorice, bittering hops, coffee, booze, sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Wax dipped bottle from Busterís in Memphis, TN. Pours a deep ruby brown with a foamy tan head. Smells like and drinks like an imperial stout that has been hopped up. Nice beer, even if it wasnít what I expect in a Black IPA. Malt dominates aroma and flavor, with a nice hop bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Dark brown black pour with a off white head. Aroma is pennies, metallic, vegetal. Flavor os acrid bitter astringent. Some malt notes, a little hop. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1552) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Very interesting dark IPA, not too much aromatic hops but huge on the dry sid, giving it a clear medicinal not. Head and lacing were not all that much, cola colored

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Bottle/22oz - Pours a very dark and pretty opaque black/brown in color. Little head (light tan) and low carbonation. Aroma is medium of dark roasted malts and surprisingly light on the hops... some pine resin present though. Flavor is quite a bit more hoppy with lots of pine and fairly bitter too... the roasted malts definitely take a back seat to the hops in the flavor profile. Finish is quite lingering and also quite bitter. I really like the hops and bitterness, but the beer is not well balanced... at all...

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