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RATINGS: 188   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bomber from Half Time. Pours very black with a transient tan head. Aroma of dark burnt malt, chocolate and something like herbal hop. And coffee? Full bodied. Flavor is very chocolate, hints of burnt malt, more than hints of coffee, and a fair amount of varying hop. Varying meaning I canít tell what it is. Seems noble/herbal, but thereís so much dark flavor itís hard to break this stuff down. Thereís a barley wine aspect. Thereís an IS aspect. Itís finishing burnt, chocolate, dry and pretty hoppy. Thereís just way too much going on with this. Not that thatís a bad thing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voodoo (311) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Wonderful aroma of malty coffee, and taste begins a bit thin with a light bittering and slight sweet toffee taste but the aftertaste is pure bittered coffee. An interesting change of pace, not sure about a steady diet, but interesting taste and well presented bottle with itís waxed top.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6366) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
22oz bottle with wax, shared with Robby. Black color. Thin light brown greyish head. Good lace. Nice light smoother carbonation. Good chocolate roasty aroma, bit of molasses. Light bitter taste. Unbelievable for 9.5%, no taste of alcohol, and drinks like 7%. Great roasty chocolate aftertaste. Great black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel, oat and herbal, floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a chocolate, mint and floral finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle shared at Sanderís in NYC. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. Rich dark malt nose, lots of burnt marshmallows. Medium sweet flavor, more burnt marshmallows, strong roast, torched wood, chocolate. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Well roasted malt finish, some milky coffee, roasted marshmallows, milk chocolate. Pretty damn tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
reverendj (183) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Hmmmm, where to start. Pine tar and oak ash aroma with a sneaky bit of molasses hiding out back. Dark and oily on the pour with a soft carbonation. The lack of hop bitterness and aroma make me question the style, although it has the caramel and biscuit flavors of a good IPA. This IS a very good ale more akin to an sweet stout or a hoppy porter. Sparkle City has a gem here!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - FEB 25, 2010
Aroma is of light smoke with hoppy notes. Slightly floral at the end. Appearance is dark brown, bordering on black. Slight dirty head that dissipates very quickly. It is the first thing that makes you take note that this isnít a stout despite the color. Taste starts out with almost sweet black licorice, and followed by hops. It also has some chocolate and floral notes. Palate has an oily feel, with average carbonation. Overall, this is a superb black IPA and a wonderful example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Dark pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate, and citrus hops. Flavor show many similarities to a hoppy stout. Chocolate, roast, licorice, and citrus. Dry finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
Near solid black, foamy light tan head. Aroma is floral, citrus, roasty. Taste is bitter up front with lots of malt and some bitter coffee flavor. Texture is creamy, finishes bitter. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2029) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 28, 2010
Malty with a slight citrus bitterness to it. Enough hops to grab my attention but it strikes me as more of a barley wine than a DIPA. Still, it was a good beer from start to finish. Wouldnít mind going another round with it.


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