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Salopian Black Ops

Brewed by Salopian
Style: Imperial Stout
Shrewsbury, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Cask; Special
March 2011 7.5%
October 2013 7.4%
Black in colour with flavors that are intensely malty and deeply roasted with accents of dark fruit, chocolate and mocha. Hints of sweetness are tempered by crisp tart bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6773) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein fast schwarzes Bier mit einer tollen brauenen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, reife Früchte, bitter. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade, Kaffeebohnen, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (943) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
(33 cl bottle courtesy of minutemat; BBD: October 2017) Pours pitch black with creamy, toffee head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy with nice herbal, ginger, crayola and sodapop notes overpowering the toasted malt. Oily texture, soft carbonation, full body with an ascerbic, roasted yet hoppily flavourful finish. Flavour is well balanced with some hoppy bitterness accompanied by roasted malt, some licorice notes and just a hint of alcohol astringency. Interesting and perhaps somewhere between a black IPA and an imperial stout?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (265) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Excellent beer! A smoky stout aroma, but a spicy , hoppy flavour. A wonderful mouthful of flavour .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
graham_murphy (272) - - JUN 15, 2014
Solid black IPA. A smokey malt against an interesting blend of noble and new world hops. The sweet nor the bitter notes are quite delicate. Very drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (5096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours pitch black with a huge creamy tanned head. Aroma of hard roaste malts, coffee and citrussy hops. Taste is light sweet, hard roasted malts, liquorice and hops,more like a black IPA in my world, still a very good beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingi (460) - - MAY 30, 2014
hmmm, with out having read other articles this tastes like a very good ipa. it just looks like a imperial stout but otherwise a bitter fruity ipa. some imperial stout flavours come out as it gets warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4023) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle from trade with minutemat cons 2013-05-29 Göteborg AR: salt liqurice, heavy roasted malt, black bitter chocolate AP: black body, frothy dark brown high steady head F: fizzy, salt lemon liqurice, grape fruit bitternees, brittishs assorted (sweetees), chocolate pudding, smooth body, finshes grape fruit chocolate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3574) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2014
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with huge, thick, creamy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, dark brown head. Herbal and citrusy hoppy aroma, hints of grapefruit and orange zest, dark malty background with hints of dark chocolate and mocha. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, dark chocolately, hints of mocha, a bitter hoppy grapefruit touch; in the finish slightly chalky. For an Impy Stout not overly rich on the malty side - sowhat, anyway closer to a Black IPA. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Black with a tan crown. Roast, choc and some piney hop present in the snout. Flavour had more of the same with notes of citrus, malts and berry fruit. Smooth and damned drinkable with the hop current bubbling away nicely under the surface. Teeters into Black IPA territory but that is very much to its credit. Laaaverly stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Cask at the hanging bat. Sweet roast chocolate, dry vinous fruits, dry and bitter finish.

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