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Round Tower Slipstream

Brewed by Round Tower
Style: Black IPA
Chelmsford, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Cask & bottle; Status uncertain.
ABV may vary. Previously 6.0%.

Our flagship Black IPA. Predominantly hopped with Ella and Galaxy from Australia the dry hopped with plenty of ‘C’ hops from America.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (1307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Cask @Leyton Orient Supporters Club. E10. Pours almost black with a tan/beige head. Nose is pine, grass, dark chocolate, wood,resin. Taste is toffee, chocolate and some slight coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2561) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours black in colour with a foamy off-white head leaving some lacing. Nose of roasted malt, citrus hoppy, coffee & chocolate. Roast malt flavour, with smokey, chocolate, coffe, woody notes and some tangy citrus bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6351) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
6th Feb 2015: Bottle exchange in De Bierboom, Brugge. No idea who brought this. Black pour, beige topping. Roasted malty nose with coffee and chocolate notes leading the way, a floral hint always in the background.The same could be said for the flavours: malty goodness with coffee and chocolate to the fore while behind lurks the floral hop content beavering away to stop the malts taking over completely. Nice, glad I had this early in the evening because it might have got eaten up if the big alcohol hitters had been in and around it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle; Christmas gift to me. Opaque and black with a beige head. Can’t fault the appearance really. Aroma is coffee; chocolate; oak chips; some smoke; perfume and floral elements. Taste is chocolate chip cookies; cream; nougat; chocolate gateaux; black penny sweets; licorish; some burnt tar; treacle and marzipan. A little hot in the malt but generally very good for the style. My favourite Round Tower beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ EBF17 2014, 17th Egham Beer Festival, Egham United Services Club (EUSC), 111 Spring Rise, Egham, Surrey, England TW20 9PE.

[ As Round Tower Slipstream ].
Clear dark black brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark roasted, ash, moderate hoppy, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, hoppy, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140417]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Cask at Egham USC Beer festival 2014, Egham, Surrey. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, chocolate aroma. Tastes roasty, some chocolate and pine, quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2014
Cask at the egham festival... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft dark chocolate roast... Light pine nose.... Dark fruits... Dark malts... Soft chocolate roast...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle share at kernel. Thanks to Thomas. Dark carmel coloured pour with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel roast and some petroleum, hops. Flavor is choc, green leaf hop. Assertive grassy bitterness. Some veg broth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (1367) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
5.7% 500ml bottle at the Ale House, Chelmsford. Pours a very dark brown colour with a medium size light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and hops, hint of coffee. Slightly dry finish. Medium bodied and good level of carbonation. A nice Black IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16885) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle split at the Kernel, big thanks to Thomas - now were talkin C DEEEEE AY, 09/11/13. Light black with a moderate tan covering. Nose is light roast, touch of hoppage, earthy cocoa, hint of grapefruit. Taste comprises light roast, fruit tang, liqourice, dark chocolate, hint of pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry earthy finale. Decent enough CDA-lite.

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