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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
A deep dark brown IPA with a very thin moka head. In aroma, nutty chocolate, lightly hopped, vinous notes. In mouth, an interesting bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, musky and nutty, nice. Cask. On tap at Brewvival, Feb. 26 2011.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9532) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, roast, and chocolate, earthy and woody hops with dark fruity esters. Flavor is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, medium hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle from storminorman. Nearly black, nice brown head. This is a pretty good black IPA, but doesn’t stand out much to speak of. Roasty, hoppy, chocolate. Finishes bitter, a tiny hint of plastic on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle (dregs)… RBWG ‘10… Dark brown ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The bouquet is reserved - I get chocolate, but not a boatload of hops. Medium-bodied and raspy with mostly expired carbonation. Chocolaty flavor with medium to heavy charred bitterness. Finishes very bitter and way dry. Bottle courtesy of kp!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
22oz, blue waxed bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of roast, some earth, coffee, coffee grounds, and chocolate. Tastes of roast, coffee, chocolate, pine, some citrus, and caramel. Overall the alcohol content well hidden

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
Deep brown-black pour. The aroma is earthy and a litte bit spicy with a lot of chocolate through the middle. Softly hoppy and a bit of peppery character. Okay - but not terribly punchy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Pours a dark orange brown color with small floating particles. Thin head with fair head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, chocolate, caramel and faint roastiness. Taste is bitter resinous hops with nutty roasty notes and a bit of caramel. Smooth, medium bodied and pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8015) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bomber. First off, I love these waxed bombers, and the periwinkle blue wax on this, coupled with the great blue/black label design, makes this one of the better looking bombers I’ve ever seen. The pour is jet black, thich, with 1-finger of well retained and creamy tan head. Definite 5 for look here. Nose is heavy roasty chocolate and patent malts, creamy lactose, substantial resiny hops. Tastes very malty, very rich and blackstrap molasses-like, almost to the cloying point. The resiny hops are there, making this an Alpha Klaus clone of sorts. Well hidden alcohol, and the palate thins out a bit late. Still, this one was pretty good.


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