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RATINGS: 193   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11645) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Bomber. Dark brown, small lightly tan head. Looks really nice. Nose is roasted chocolate, slight alcohol, not a lot else. Pleasant, but not very zippy. Initial taste is a big dose of slightly bitter chocolate, leading to a little brown sugar and an ashiness that surrounds a nice, prickling bitterness. Just a slight citrus as it warms. Noticeable alcohol warmth finishes. Finish is mouth coating with some milk chocolate sweetness. Pretty decent, first half of the glass was really tasty, though the sweet chocolate and slight boozy finish were a little much towards the end of the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2194) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Draft sample @ Brewvival on 2/27/10. pours a brown color with a quarter inch off white head... some dark hops in the nose but no where near what they advertise... generally a standard beer like their others... nothing to get excited about.... average finish with light hop notes....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, 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...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
bottle at Max & Jess’s - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3884) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2011
22 ounce bottle shared by markwise, that poured a light black/brown color. Aromas of some smoke, chocolate malt, grass, and hops. Flavors follow the aroma with some sweet malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2011
22 oz capped and waxed bottle courtesy of Suttree. Pour is a hazed dark brown chestnut with a well formed one inch khaki head. Aroma is pine hops, sweet citrus hops and a roasted maltiness. There is also a cocoa milk chocolate present. Unique nose, particularly with the sweet citrus. Taste is pine and cocoa nibs right away, followed by some orange fruit and orange peel, finishing dry with more pine - finish has gin qualities. After taste has a bit of a dry dark chocolate to it. The flavors are clean, though not really all that integrated. I am not sure the flavors combinations are working for my tastes. Palate is medium bodied, nice crisp carbonation and dry finish. The alcohol is only evident in the dry after taste. Interesting take on the style, thanks Phil.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a tall, sticky, well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up coffee and roasty cocoa topped by green, earthy hops.. a bot strong and raw on the back of the nose. The flavor found very tasty dry-roasted baker’s chocolate and licorice at the core, with fresh earth and light resiny pine bitterness around.. some peppery alcohol too.. finished with nice balance between roasty, bitter, and boozy. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. just a few too many sticky sugars at times, but otherwise a good feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle poured into glass. Shared with my buds Mike and Phil. Black color with very little head. Slight hoppy aroma, not a ton, with a mix of chocolate. Nothing super special but worth a shot if you can get it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Elwood. Pours a clear dark, reddish brown with a rich, beige head. Roasty nose, spicy, licoricey, a little citrus character. Bitter finish. Not the most sophisticated, but quite ok. 160612


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