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RATINGS: 204   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14668) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14337) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Keg at Craft Conundrum, Charleston, 18/02/15. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is light roast, bitter hops, earthy, liquorice. Taste comprises more liquorice notes, spice, earthy, light pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Lower end of the CDA spectrum for me but drinkable none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, hop, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, roasted malt. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12971) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bomber from Half Time. Pours very black with a transient tan head. Aroma of dark burnt malt, chocolate and something like herbal hop. And coffee? Full bodied. Flavor is very chocolate, hints of burnt malt, more than hints of coffee, and a fair amount of varying hop. Varying meaning I can’t tell what it is. Seems noble/herbal, but there’s so much dark flavor it’s hard to break this stuff down. There’s a barley wine aspect. There’s an IS aspect. It’s finishing burnt, chocolate, dry and pretty hoppy. There’s just way too much going on with this. Not that that’s a bad thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12516) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2010
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, chocolate, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, grapefruit, some bittersweet chocolate, light alcohol warming. Smooth medium-full body, alcohol fairly well contained.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark brown color with a minimal frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate earthy hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, pine, grapefruit, and chocolate. Flavor of pine, roasted malt, grass, coffee, citrus, and chocolate with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG. Pours mostly clear dark brown. Nose and taste of roasted malts, citrus, bitter hops and coffee grounds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, carmel, coffee, grapefruit, pine and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, carmel, pine, grapefruit and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11706) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
cloudy brown, small light brown head. mild roasted malty aroma, flavor is roasted malts, faint licorice, very dry.

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