Brewed by Brouwerij ’t IJ
Style: Black IPA
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed for Cafe Flamingo, Eerste Van der Helststraat 37, Amsterdam. Dryhopped with Cascade and Simcoe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As ’t IJ Flamingo Black I.P.A. ].
[ Courtesy of my European Local swap 4.0 - Edo ]. Clear dark black brown color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolatem moderate roasted, dark malt, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, funky notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, coffee, moderate chocolate, moderate graoefruit, thin, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140413]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light and airy and a little dry. Very mild airy dark malts, touch of roast and a whisper of cream. Light piney hops with mild floral bitterness. Light finish. Not bad but needs more backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared during Black IPA night in London - big thanks to K-Bird. Pours clear, deep brown with a thick, frothy beige head. The aroma holds dry cocoa, burnt wood, moderate roast, earth. Light to medium sweet flavor with bitter scorched earth, baking cocoa, mild burnt meat, toasted pine. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. More earthy bitterness to finish, some bittersweet chocolate, mellow alcohol, lasting roast, charred wood. Slow starter but strong finisher. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Roast, licorice, grass and grapefruit in the aroma. Firm roast and hopbitter flavor with licorice, citrus, white pepper and grassy notes. Flavors come and go and do not Always get together well. But this is a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle split at the Black (IPA) Friday tasting, thanks to Sir Kenwold, 09/05/14. Dark mahogany brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is light roast, smoke, bitter tropicana, earthy cocoa pangs. Taste comprises roasty tones, bitter grapefruit, cocoa powder, pine bite. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the close. So so CDA, limited hop presence, pineometer non to high, miss!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah @ weekly tasting. Black color, medium sized slightly creamy fair lacing beige to slightly brown head. Smell and taste malts, hops, decently bitter, decently roasty, slightly coffee. Quite nice, pretty decently balanced. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7437) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2014
Many thanks Doberd for this Beer. Schwarzes Bier mit schöner großer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr herb fruchtig nach exotischen Früchten, minimal röstmalzig. Geschmack röstig, Schokolade, Kaffe, fruchtig bitterer Abgang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6868) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle at Bruce’s. It pours darkest brown with a thick tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, grapefruit, soapy, orange peel and cocoa. The taste is bitter, piney, roasty, grapefruit, soap, varnish, light caramel and dark chocolate with a dry, lingering bitter finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Pretty solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6158) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
(Draught at ’t IJ, Amsterdam, 28 Feb 2014) Black colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, cocoa, spruce needles and grapefruit. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, dark bread, coffee and a dry finish with a generous cocoa and resinous bitterness. More than medium body, quite dry. Tasty and well made black IPA. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5452) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
33cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2014, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex bitter brew, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew

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