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RATINGS: 201   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 (11891) - 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 (2205) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
bottle thanks to KP pours dark brown to black with medium off white head. Aroma is chocolate with mellow floral hop notes. Very roasty malt flavor with evergreen and spruce hop flavors finishing dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10128) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10734) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle (please no more wax dipping IPAs even the black variety). Pours a dark mahogany color with a nice creamy beige head, actually a great thick head. The aroma is sweet toasted malts, caramel, pine. The flavor is very much a porter not much of a IPA; caramel, toasted malts, milky coffee, light nutty notes, yes there is some citrus and bitterness in the finish. Not too bad, but this is not really much of a CDA.

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 (1822) - 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 (4298) - 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.


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