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

bottled
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Imperial Black IPA


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34222) - 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]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - 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. ..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10483) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (7937) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rune (7760) - 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).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7225) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6582) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow. It pours near black with a large light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, roasty, pine, candy, juicy orange, tangerine, plum and date. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, toast, earth, light spice, plum, date, orange, grapefruit, treacle, nice bitterness, pine and varnish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Flavoursome, good depth and very well-balanced indeed. Pretty damn tasty,

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McTapps (3574) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (3572) - Wanne-Eickel, 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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