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Brewed by Siren
Style: Black IPA
Finchampstead, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A seasonal IPA, as Ryesing Tides is now finished, 7 Seas is a black IPA stuffed with 7 "C" Hops. Keep your eye out for it in bottle, keg and cask over the coming months.


jerd16's rating

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jerd16 (219) - Gloucestershire, - APR 7, 2014
Pours black with nice small mocha head. Burning pipe tobacco, charcoal, maybe a little skunk and some faint citrus offer an aroma that is original if not appealing. Body is fairly thin in first instance, it gathers some steam but is ultimately disappointing. Flavours are muddled and oppressed by a really repugnant growing roasted-malt (primarily coffee) bitterness which carries to the finish. Yuk, this really isn’t for me.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2100) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 13, 2014
Keg @Lion Beer Festival, 2014, León.28-06-2014.
In short:nice black hoppy ale.
Pours black with nice tan head. Short head retention, some lacing. Roasty, liquorice, coffee aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is coffee, moderate bitterness, some dry, abit grassy flavours. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (2436) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Keg at The Gun, London. It pours a deep amber-brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is earthy and malty with notes of pines needles, dried leaves and cut grass. Taste is malty with some caramel, earthy notes and piney hops and resin. Quite full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a really good take on the style

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHSRanders (1790) - Tjele, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Blackcolour with large creamy brown mostly lasting head. Aroa is roasted malt. Bitter flavor with strong notes of chocolate. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Black with a tan head. Roasted malt, hops, grapefruit, some pineapple and hay. Medium carbonation and with a nice bitter finish. A pleasant one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (541) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2014
Deep, almost black pour with a tan, 1/2 inch thick persistent head. Looks great. Cocoa, roast, coffee, grapefruit aromas. Coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, then a nice piney, tropical fruit finish. Thumbs up

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dslam (59) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark beer with good amount of off white head. I smell chocolate, hops and malts. Crisp to the taste and has a good body that warms you up. Leaves a light bitter taste lingering behind, begging you to take another sip. Perfect for winter time with heavy meals.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (579) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Poured from 330mL bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, mild roast malt, and mild hops. Dominant chocolate profile with roast malt coming through and mild piney hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4963) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle from JefVerstraete, many thanks. Almost black color with thick beige head. Dark chocolate with nice citrus hoppy kick in aroma. Coffee, dark chocolate licorice topped with nice citrus hoppy kick. Dry roasted finis wih citrus hoppy bitterness. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours black with a large light tan head. Nose shows cocoa, roasted malt, nutty notes and soft piny and spicy hops. More cocoa as a flavour along with coffee, caramel and toffee, very similar to tiramisu. Then there’s some more pine and a mildly hoppy bitter finish. Carbonation is a on the heavy side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7178) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Medium high lasting white head. Pitch black body. Sweet roasted malt coffee cocoa aroma. Powerful roasted malt caramel coffee cocoa flavor, nicely hopped. Low carbonation, long finish.


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