Thornbridge Raven Black IPA Zymatore (Whiskey & Pinot Noir Barrel)
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Zymatore B. United special cask, aged in Ransom Whiskey and Pinot Noir barrels

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2532) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at the Tap and Mallet. Standard dark black pour with a thin tan head. Somewhat creamy. Not much hops noticed. It was not as good as the Victory black IPA I had at the same time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (797) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - AUG 31, 2013
Very very very nice beer. Amazing IPA aromas with a nice crispy flavor, that starts bitter and floral and ends up with some roasted malty aftertaste. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Very much enjoyed, ever so slightly spicy with a deeply delicious presentation of malt and hops. Lovely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1955) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle(Thanx to Mr.Rask) Dark red/brown colour, with a big creamy head. Aroma dominates of coffee,dark chcoalte, smokey! Flavor had a nice coffee/smokey, mixed with dark choclate mouthfeeling, Medium body long coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cool_Bond (1408) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
Good black ipa with a lot of smell, not too much taste for. But I think this was a perfectly good beer to drink. Buy this several times I do not think I do. But good it was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours deep red, near black, with a couple fingers light tan head. Smell is light roast and faint hops. Taste is almost peppery, well balanced between malt and hop. Toasty. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 24, 2012
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma: mild nose , bit muted. Ripe fruity feel , touch of prunes, gentle dark elements at end.
Appearance: black, medium plus creamy top. Some lace noted. 4-.
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied with thicker walls. Coffee, slight toast ,hint of bourbon ? Good profile . Still bit to mellow / muted to be very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5341) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Draft at Jimmy 43 with Linh, Caroline and Will. Pours a deep, rich black body with thin off white - brown lacing. Aroma is super sweet whiskey, wood, dark fruit and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of sweet, dark chocolate, oak, bourbon, and a hint of sweet wine. Very interesting, tastes absolutely nothing like a black ipa, as all the bitterness or hop character has been completely wiped clean by the apparent wine/whiskey conditioning.

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