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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Imperial Black IPA


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2013
Cask at the 9a ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... melow soft malt nose ... rich chocolate ... dark malts ... Full rounded body ... rich complex smooth chocolate. ..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13259) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Huge thanks to Paul for this Scottish gem. Pours deep brown with a large, frothy beige head. The aroma holds some juicy citrus, wet pine, subtle toast. Medium sweet flavor with tons of juicy orange and grapefruit, subtle roast, a bit of sticky pine, dirt. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderate resinous finish, toasty pine, chocolate, soft roast, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, dirt. Lovely stuff. Exceptional balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 ........ !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8924) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
500ml bottle during a prolonged stay at Brauhaus. Lasting, bubbly, tan-coloured head. Pitch black. Grass and dark fruits to the nose on a roasted malty backbone. Well blended flavours of dark grapefruit and dark malts. Lingering bittersweet tail. Full bodied. Delicious late night sipper (Edinburgh 06.08.2013).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8311) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, 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!!)


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