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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Imperial Black IPA


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1891) - 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 (7156) - 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 (4752) - 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 (9549) - 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 (1315) - 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 (1951) - 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 (2144) - 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 (2213) - 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 (5135) - 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.


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