Strand Musashi Black IPA
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 89   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebrodeur (8) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
A limited release and fine one at that. It's a black IPA which gives you the hops you like with a bit more. 7.5 ABV so can be enjoyed frequently with just a bit of caution. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle at the Black (IPA) Friday tasting, from Public Beer & Wine Long Beach, 09/05/14. Light black with a good sized tan head that retains. Nose is light roast, pine, earthy, light fart, hint of hops. Taste comprises bitter roast, pine, earthy cocoa, light hop and tropical pangs. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light hop bitterness. So so CDA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks.to Colin for this one. Opaque black - brown beer. Big bright yellow tinged pale tan head. Palate is light and dry with superfine carbonation. Mild dark malts with a little earthy dry roast. Light spicey pine hop. Mild hop skunk. Whisper of citrus. Light dry finish. Light dry.finish.with an earthy bitter linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to my CDA comrade C-Dog. Pours deep brown with a frothy, yellow-beige head. The nose has well toasted brown bread, toasted pine, old grapefruit. Light to medium sweet flavor with dry chocolate, bitter earth, cocoa, dried fruits. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Earthy bitter finish with further baking cocoa, roast, charred pine. So so. Pretty dirty and gritty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Hazy brown, tight tan head. Caramel, woody hops. Some chocolate covered trail mix. Pretty hoppy. More pine wood, lemon curd. Smoked herb. Chocolate. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at Bruce’s. It pours darkest brown with a medium beige head. The nose is roasted malt, cocoa, earth, dirt and caramel. The taste is bitter, toasty, resin, pine needles, grapefruit, peppery, tar and dirt with a lingering bitter finish. Medium+ body and moderate carbonation. Pretty alright,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma is more like a black ale than a black IPA. Kind of dirty aroma, some roast. Flavor is bitter, but not really hoppy, some roast, molasses, hints of chocolate, muddled. Unbalanced. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from Bine and Vine. Pours dark brown with a creamy, frothy tan head. Aroma is like leather and brown sugar. Full bodied. Flavor is dark malt, brown sugar, (wood/leather/tobacco), and TREACLE!!!!! So. Black IPA? Not the common sort!!!!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2538) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
10Nov 2013, bottle. Black, looks like Coke bubbles, frothy head. nose is tobacco and grassy hops. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Big tobacco, almost like a cigarette, grassy hops, burnt toast. This is pretty good. More stout flavors than IPA but i really like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
500ml bottle. Nose is chocolate, light citrus, and a hint of smoke with the.malt being prominent. Black with a medium tan head. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, and light bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Draft at Naja’s Place. Almost black, bright tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds, pine, burnt espresso. Taste is rich and roasty, moderately bitter finish.

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