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Brewed by Tempest Brew Co
Style: Black IPA
Tweedbank, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Imperial Black IPA


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
On tap @ BierCab. It’s what you’d call a black one this. A huge brownish head safely on top. Lacing as heck and really lasting also. It smells really lovely. Hoppy and dark roasted, lots of salty licorice and shoey leather. Superb aroma. Oh, it tastes much the same. Lots and lots of licorice and leather in the taste. My dictionary suggested leather jacket, and I actually don’t disagree on that one. Really full-bodied with a average carbonation level. Lovely burp. Fresh hoppy, kinda herbal spicy roasted. That lovely licorice just seduces me. Love it. 08.08.2014

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, pine, taste is similar, dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8387) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Medium to good dense head, dark whipped cream-like over deep red-brown beer, looking jet-black. Impressive, deeply C-hopped nose but with lots of maltbacking. Dry hopbales, straw. Roasted-hoppy; bitter. Burnt wood, but also a marked, near-salty, mineral flavour. As if trassie were added - lots of DMS? Warming up, gets a bit sweet, rosewater from the hops. Medium bodied, not more, well-carbonated. Reasonable, but not really demarcating Imperial (?) Black (??) IPA... (Please STOP inventing silly style names!!)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (1021) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG III. Pours dark brown, beige head. Aroma is pineapple, citrus, caramel. Taste is bitter, malty, more pineapple to end pretty bitter. One of my favorite styles.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle courtesy of JefVerstraete, thank you sir! Dark brown color. Aroma of pine and roast. Taste is nicely balanced bitter pine and roast.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
5/VII/14 - 50cl bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: 23/XI/14 (2014-729) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, irregular beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. aroma: very fruity, bit sugary, exotic fruits, piny and resinous, malty, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bitter start, exotic fruits, some caramel, sweet malts, bit resinous, some honey. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, resinous and piny, citrus, some exotic fruits, little roasted, dairy touch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4244) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 9, 2014
Very black with a tan bubbly. Licorice, fresh hops, toasty, dark malts, but not chocolatey. Refreshing yet full bodied. Lots of black IPA goodness. Lots to like. For my taste not quite thick enough, not chocolate malty enough. But that’s just my preference. But lovely developed and so nice to drink a black IPA here in Barcelona. (On tap at BierCab)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Tap @ BierCAB, Barcelona.
Pours pitch black color with a huge beige head. Very roasty malty aroma, some resinous hops and citric fruits. Roasted malt on the flavor, citric fruits, licorice and faint cocoa, some resinous hops. Nice balance, a very solid CDA.
4515

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
10th July 2014
Forgetfu Tasting at ChrisOs. Deep amber beer with a very light haze. Big fluffy pale tan head. Palate is airy and light. Mild dark malts, airy with a touch of very light cream. Decent piney hops morphing in to mild tropical fruits, Little citric bitterness. Light semi dry finish. Comes together well, very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12567) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle shared at the Kvass House, thanks to Bro Kenneth, 10/07/14. Black with a good sized tan head that dissipates but retains. Nose is light roast, pine resin, bitter grapefruit fumes, Ribena berries, earthy hops, liqourice. Taste comprises earthy hops, a trace of booze introduces itself, spice, liqourice, pine cloak, Beeny berries, bitter citric rinse, hint of minerals. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a dose of hop bitterness. Decent CDA. Over to you Jan ........ !


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