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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3761) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with almost no head on it. Nose is hoppy up front, then a bit of chocolate hits, then some dark fruit comes through. Taste is very roasty and slightly bitter. Very smooth and pleasant to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (704) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
One of the best black ipa’s around. Black in color large tan head. Tons of hops and malt hit your nose then your tongue and stays on plate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2485) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a very thin head and aromas of brown sugar, peat, a little bit of resin. Flavor has quite a bit of dark malt sweetness-- chocolate, brown sugar, peat-like smokiness, a bit of resiny hops and a nice chocolate aftertaste. This is one of the more interesting black IPA style beers I’ve had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4400) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Appearance: Pours out a clearish, dark brown body with a bubbly, sudsy, beige-colored head. Smell: Pleasant mix of various hop and malt notes: roasted barley, robust coffee, chocolate squares, citrus, and lightly resinous pine. A bit of warmth pulls out more chocolatey tones. Taste: Dark, roasty maltiness developing tastes of bittersweet chocolate and Colombian coffee with some soft caramel sweetness. An iota of dark fruitiness. The hops are made to compete with the earthy roast character here, though still they manage to present pine wood, citrus fruits, and a few coarsely-chopped mint leaves. Moderate bitterness that couples with the roastiness. Finishes dry, subtly warming, and roasty with a few final hints of spice and citrus zest. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a moderately smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Fairly enjoyable, well-rounded brew. Not nearly as notably hoppy or bitter as some of these so-called Black IPA’s (or in this case Walnut Brown IPA) on the market today, which is fine with me. It’s good to see RJ Rockers rolling out some new brews now that they’ve settled down in their new facility.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Draught at Delaneys. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Smells resiny, sticky, some molasses notes. Tastes sticky and resiny with some pine and a bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a moderate light tan head. Hoppy nose. I’m not really an IPA guy, but this doesn’t really taste like an IPA. It’s almost like a hoppy Imperial Stout. Distinct roasted malts, maybe some chocolate or cocoa. Hops are robust but not overwhelming, and are tempered by the malts. Enjoyed it a lot. I’ll buy it again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scubatrip (602) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
From the bottle, pours very dark brown with a thick tan foamy head. Aroma is rich, light coffee, brown sugar, slight alcohol. Taste is thick and a little bitter, a drying alcohol finish. Flavors of espresso, bitter hops, roasted malt, molasses. Pretty solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
The aroma is mostly coffee with some floral notes. The beer pours a opaque black with a thick tan head. The taste is of strong bitter coffee with some light floral hops. Clean and good. A delicious take on a beer that is mostly stout with a strong hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1946) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle to snifter. Pours medium dirty motor oil black brown with a quick khaki head that dissipates to a wispy film and tight collar. Aroma is rich roasted burnt malt with a little coco and coffee grounds and dark fruit and hops. Taste is bitter and earthy floral hops with more rich chocolatey malt and coffee notes. Palate is full and piercing bitterness that ends chalky and dry. Very nice, very close to being a hop forward complex imperial stout, non the less very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2010 Vintage. Served from tap at the brewery release party into an RJ Rockers shaker. Poured a massively dark brown almost black with a one and a half finger light tan head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, chocolate, and subtle bitter hops. The flavor was of roasted malt, subtle bitter hop that intensified upon swallowing, and very slight chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nicely balanced Black IPA. With this one being as fresh as possible the hop character is in full bloom right now. The aroma on this one was quite nice and had a good flavor to follow it up. This one is a must try if you are a fan of the style.


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