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RATINGS: 208   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 13/20
nimbleprop (7560) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (3093) - Ocean County, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Interesting beer. Pours a medium-dark brown with khaki colored head and lacing. Flavors of roasted malt, vanilla, licorice, bittering hops, coffee, booze, sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (2069) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours black with a small amount of light shining through. Extremely easy drinking for such a high abv but overall I found it lacking in character. Itís good but not all that memorable. Expected more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eaglefan538 (3032) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2009 Bottle from SL. The logic was: ooooh, blue wax, new label, black IPA (trendy style), must be fun. Well, it was decent, but nothing great, fun though! Pour was dark brown, well-beyond reddish or orange. The aroma was citrus hops, slight roasty elements. The flavor was roasty, ashy, choco, and then some piney and citrus hops. Really a decent brew, but the malt base underneath was a bit too sweet, and I wanted more hops. This came across as a hoppy porter instead of a black IPA. Fun stuffs, though. Mouthfeel moderate for the style. Good warmup beer for the night, where the Eagles whooped up on them Gints!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Black IPAís are fun. This one was not really aggressive on the hoppage was more like a slightly hoppy porter. I think these things fare better with an american hop profile....but thatís just me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2010
The Dan Journal #323. Tasted 1/18/10. 22oz bomber. Dark with a ruby brown hue. Trace ring of khaki head. Aromas of caramel and cinnamon buns with a backseat of grapefruit. Medium bodied with a cocoa and cola flavor. Dark toasty malts and very dry on the finish. Hops are bitter but with a higher astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5784) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Date: February 27, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet chocoate aroma, touch of roasted, caramel sweetness, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, light roast, touch of sweetness balanced by a big earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

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