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Salopian Vertigo

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62
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Brewed by Salopian
Style: Black IPA
Hadnall, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The colour of an eclipse, the aroma is of char, chocolate & roasted malts and then the flavour of pine & citrus ascends over the palate, bringing the full bodied finish to a dizzying height.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3085) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2016
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Black body with a thin beige head. Patchy lacing. Aroma of wood, furniture polish and Ribena. Flavour of brambles, nuts and sweet chocolate. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture. Faint prickle of carbonation. Rich and sweet. A great beer that doesn’t quite hit the heights of Polygraph.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2980) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Dark, lightly toasted malts, citrus fruits, earthy flavours, pine. Very dark, hazy brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Intense toasted malts, lightly burnt flavours, cacao, pine, dark fruits. Quite an intense Black IPA, not bad though. Cask at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7679) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2016
(Cask at Southampton Arms, Gospel Oak, London, 20 April 2016) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of caramel, black rye bread and resiny hops. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, a touch of smoke, black rye bread and a balanced piney bitterness. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well made. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14247) - DENMARK - APR 30, 2016
Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, little coffee, hop and a little pine. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, little coffee, caramel, medium sweet, little grapefruit, hop and medium bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (1505) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Keg at The Font, Manchester. A black colour with a frothy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, biscuit, some roasted malts, slight toffee and subtle orange. Taste of dark chocolate, biscuit, some caramel, roasted malts, slight marmite, a little orange and subtle dark fruits. Medium bodied and a slick texture. A long, chocolatey, slight fruity bitterness in the finish. Personally not a BIPA but as a dark beer, it’s lovely. Rich, chocolatey and biscuity malts partnered well with dark fruits, a little citrus too. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (994) - NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2016
Bottle from trade with minutemat, cheers Mat! Pours black with a good tan head. Chocolate and roast in the aroma, along with pine and citrus (wait, am I just jotting down the commerical deScription here?). Taste follows with light bread and dark berry notes. Light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter, medium body, creamy, with soft carbonation. Lingering dry chocolate and pine finish. Well balanced, well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Keg at the hanging bat. Pours black, nose is pineapple, roasted, taste is dry roasted, tropical fruit, toffee, chocolate, little soapy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (476) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle. Black colour, stable beige head. Aroma hops, pine, grapefruit, roasty, caramel. Taste os hops, pine, resiny, grapefruit. Some alcohol. Roasted malts. Bitter aftertaste. Good one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (7273) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Very very dark brown color with medium light beige head. Citrus hoppy aroma with dark malt. Taste. Dark malt, nice citrus hops with grapefruits, zest, pines. Long hoppy bitter finish. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4531) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle shared at tasting. Very dark colour, stable beige head. Aroma grassy, lightly roasted. Taste is benchmark CDA. Lightly roasty, robust bitterness, grassy hops flavour. Relatively easy drinking, quite good.


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