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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4925) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma of roast, citrus, chocolate, pine and malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2068) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
For the sake of the social interaction just numeral ratings and/or some highlighted attributes. Roasted malts, low hoppiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
18th May 2013
Opaque dark black - brown beer. Big fluffy pale tan head. Palate is slightly crisp and semi dry. Smooth and light dark malt. Light malt cream. Mild minerals and a mild floral citrus hops. Dry finish. Okay - needs a bit of backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3635) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
330ml Bottle: BBD Mar 2014: poured into a Gordons Thistle shaped glass at home on 5 Oct 2013. Really dark body, huge beige head. Heavily roasted malt feel to this brew: almost burnt at times. Black coffee and dark chocolate with toffee notes in both the nose and taste. I love it when this brewery brews something like this (instead of their regular citrus tasting, golden beers), it shows they can produce flavoursome beers worthy of praise. Most likely the best Salopian beer Iíve ever had: my taste buds however are vastly different to most peoples. Pouring it into a thistle shaped glass also enhanced itís appeal, to my eyes anyway.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
I didnít realise this was a black IPA until I read this page. A ruby reddish brown beer. Great aroma and flavour and very well balanced. Defies its abv.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3244) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2013
330ml bottle from Valhallaís Goat. Dark brown / black, not much head. Air freshner aroma. Treacle chocolate malt flavour, bitter aftertaste. Not a typical Black IPA but still a decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
(Bottle): Pours very dark brown, medium off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, chocolate. Some sweet fruity notes balanced by a bitter dark chocolate flavour and roasted malt. Some hops present but not enough to be a big impact. Nice but lacking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3129) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2013
330ml bottle shared at home. Pours black with a decent off-white head. Aromas are subdued compared to other black IPAs Iíve had, and definitely veer towards the maltier side of things - toffee and coffee. Some pine and citrus coming through. A good rounded bitter-sweetness, but a bit thin on the palate. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stumblor (64) - - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle. Didnít pour it. Smells very malty, caramel, biscuit. Taste is very hoppy, zesty, but with overbearing biscuity malts, caramel, toffee. Too much for me. Boomerang more up my alley.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7364) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
I picked this up at Jacks, Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon 3rd August 2013 consumed in a field at Cropredy Fairport festival 8th August 2013 Pours murky (canít see through) dark brown off-white head. Quite soft in mouth, a little roasty and bitter. Juicy citrussy beer, drinks well for the abv, supping whilst watching Edward II. V.good beer. A6 A3 T8 P4 Ov14 3.5


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