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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
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 (1809) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3667) - 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 (3219) - 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 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 (25088) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4815) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2014
22oz bottle pours a hazy, mahogany black with some thin, beige head. Nose of bread crust, pine, vegetal, toast, soap. Flavor is roasty, toasted bread, a little coffee, light black pepper. Roasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Dmac. Pours out black with a tan head. Aroma is of cocoa, light roast, coffee and some light citrusy/floral hop notes. Taste is light chocolate, coffee, some citrusy/floral hops, more semi-sweet chocolate and toast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle:   Sweet roasted malt start, hoppy, a touch of soy.   Sweet on the tongue.   As it warms a bit of pasture does come out.   Has a bit of a Necco wafer sweetness also.   Comes across as fairly sweet.   Yeah, sweet Black IPA for sure.   Hoppy finish with a sweet roasted malt background.   For as much roasted malts as there its, its not stout like.   Huge sweet hoppiness is how I would describe this one.   Decent Black IPA... could stand to actually be more hoppy versus sweet.   Thanks Brad!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3863) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Location: 22 oz bottle from Normís, 1/28/10

Aroma: Nose of chocolate, roasted malts, toast, caramel, pine, citrus, and nuts
Appearance: Dark brown beer with a minimal tan head and spotty lace
Flavor: Taste is roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate mostly, some bitterness
Palate: Medium-full bodied beer with soft carbonation and a bit astringent, booze are well-hidden
Overall Impression: This one only has a few ratings thus far, looks like a relatively new offering. I wouldnít describe this as a DIPA/IIPA at all. It kind of has the feel of a porter, it isnít what I would call a hoppy beer. I think I would like this beer more if they hadnít tried to sell it to me as an IPA, so Iím taking off a bit from the overall for that. It doesnít fit the style at all, but it is pretty good.


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