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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Imperial Black IPA


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1144) - 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 (1877) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1871) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. BB 23/11/14. Pours verity dark brown/black with a slight brownish red edge and a tan head. Aroma is grassy, woody, a light maltiness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Some chocolatey treacle, grass, light herbs, lemon, grapefruit, earthy... Good balance, really pretty tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Draught at The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh on 17 May. Poured black, with a dense beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, toasted malt and burnt sugar. Pine needles and bitter grass in the flavour, with some roasted malt and molasses. Finish was very nice lingering hop bitterness, mixed with burnt malt and dark fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1718) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Clear, very dark, reddy brown. Thin, tight, lasting, tan coloured head. Blackcurrant. Liquorice. Coffee grinds. Light, peachy grapefruit. Taste is thick, blackcurrant, sweetness. That’s soon boshed out of the way, by a pine resin, pithy bitterness. Creamy palate. Some oiliness. Carbonation is light, and suits the beer beautifully. Finish has a treacly sweetness, with a rising, lasting, pithy, bitterness. Utterly delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4587) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
Classy piwo shared with McTapps. Deep in soul and body with balanced aromas. Hops with some berries, bit coffee and some bitter roasted malt. To recommend.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (4589) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle from BenH - many thanks! The beer pours out in a deep black colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus and nuts - very nice! Taste of fresh aromatic hops, very light malt, citrus, nuts, straw and spruce. HInts of dark grains and herbs. This Black IPA was so smooth and delicious to drink that I was almost angry when my glass got emptier and emptier. Really great and highly enjoyable beer - quaffable, delicious, smooth drinkable. I loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (249) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours black with small creamy tan head. Coffee caramel in the nose. Light hops. Taste has vegetable under notes which I didn’t get from last few bottles. Medium body, hides alcohol well. Good but best drunk fresher than this one. EDIT- the second half of this bottle had warmed a little a really opened up. Loads more flavour and hops come through. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear dark brown colour with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, roasted, coffee notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131006]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Norwich Tap House. Black - funnily enough. Thin head. Nice full malts with sweet dates and cake. Tempered fresh hops give it a nice bitter bite without going over the top. Just a hint of chocolate in there as well. Medium body and carbonation.


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