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Brewed by Tempest
Style: Black IPA
Kelso, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Imperial Black IPA


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Osprey87 (1821) - WALES - JUL 17, 2014
Keg at Brewdog. Black, big foamy tan head lasts a minute or so. Aroma of pine and lime. Body is medium, touch of spritz, slightly foamy. Taste is soft lemon, chocolatey, semisweet, pot pourri in the finish. Not really bitter but it’s a little drying. Incredibly drinkable and very smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8180) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are smoky with toffee and nutty coffee bean. Cream with chocolate malt drink and light pine. Earthy with yeast and hints of lemon. Flavours are earthy coffee with blackberries and green, leafy pine. Spiced oranges with creamy oak barrel. A little funky, in a good way, with dark chocolate and low grapefruit bitterness. Green on the finish. Warming alcohol. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE:black beer, small unstable beige head. UFO’s NOSE: vanilla, chocolate, hoppy. TASTE: very hoppy, nothing black in the taste actually...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2014
Pours brown with orange highlights and a tan head. The smell is pine and citrus. The taste is pine, citrus, roasted malt, caramel ending dry. Light/medium with fine elegant carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG, 2014. Bottle from Deliciouslydifferent. Dark brown, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of light roasted malts with lots of grapefruit and bitter hops. Very well balanced. Very nice example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6819) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
Bouteille 50cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Jef, yet another awesome beer, thanks! BB 23/11/2014 Brune foncée, col fin beige. Arôme offre un régal olfactif au niveau de pin et houblon (Chinook / Simcoe?), le tout accompagné par un super malté grillé qui arrive plus en retrait tout comme les effluves de chocolat. Palais est profond au niveau malté, grillé et caramel, le tout assez anglais dans l’approche mais efficace. Le tout est accompagné par un super fini houblonné, principalement sur des pointes de pin. Petite touche de chocolat poudreux arrive en fin de bouche pour lier le tout. Simple, mais super bien brassée.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
500 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to JefVerstraete! Blackish solid thick mocha head. Sweet roast & grounds in the nose, nice hops, some ashes. Taste is ashes, grounds upfront, very bitter, very roasted, some sweeter chocolate, lingering bitterness. Touch grainy body. Not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8549) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Dark brown color, medium sized light brown head that lasts for quite a while and leaves good lacing. Aroma is malts, lightly roasty, lots of hops. Taste malts, lightly roasty, again lots of hops, a bit fruity, decently bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1077) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with off-white head. Fruity, grape, citric, jucie aroma. Malt, roasted, jucie, sweet, grape taste. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1823) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2014
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours darkest Black with a short lived Tan head. Roasty aroma with a wack of Pine. The flavour has some pretty pronounced coffee and chocolate which to me feel at odds with the lemon pine wood cleaner hop vibe. It’s interesting and has a pronounced hoppiness. Tasty enough but I personally couldn’t drink too much of it


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