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

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RATINGS: 69   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.


Pizd's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4070) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle from wine seller, Compton. Black beer with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some citrus hops. Taste is citrus, roasted malts, licorice and a little ash. Full bodied. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (3348) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee and blackcurrant lozenges. Taste has blackcurrant lozenges to start. Medium blackcurrant finish with a liquorice aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmargarucci (280) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Pours a brown black color. Aroma is filled with herbal hop roasted malt and coffee. Taste is nicely balanced not super hoppy but a creamy coffee finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (431) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Butelka 330. Prawie czarne z brazowa mala piana ktora redukuje sie szybko. Ciekawe polaczenie cytrusow i lukrecji. Piekny zapach . W smaku czekolada kakao i cytrusy. Ciekawy mix ipy z ciemnym czekoladowym stoutem. Dobre piwo na prowadzenie Polski 1-0 ze Szwajcarami

MarcinG

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2332) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Keg tap from the Coopers Tavern, Burton-on-Trent. Purplish black and opaque. The tiniest bit of sandalwood on top. Burnt malt, liquorice and pine needles in the scent. Sweet piney taste which I expected to be followed by an extreme bitterness, but no. Finish is more balanced but it is a reasonably sweet beer. Well carbonated with medium fullness in the body. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3428) - 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 (3587) - 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 (7850) - 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 (15286) - 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 (1820) - 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.


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