Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Black IPA
Bakewell, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Cask and bottles; semi-regular.
Originally released a for the Chesterfield CAMRA festival.
Renamed as Wild Raven in 2013 due to another beer going by the name "Raven" elsewhere
The recipe for the brew came from James Kemp, who joined the team a few months ago. Previously crowned the New Zealand Home Brewing Champion in 2008 and winner of a Liberty Award, Kemp used Maris Otter, Black Patent and Chocolate malt along with Nelson Sauvin, Centennial and Sorachi hops.
The beer, called Raven, has bitterness and hop character and plenty of malt flavours to give it complexity.
James moved on to Buxton brewery and is now a freelance brewer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 500ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a brown color forming a big beige creamy head with good retention. A lot of soapy lingering lacings are formed and left in the glass. S: Roasted malts and grassy hops in the upfront. Notes of pine, caramel, dark chocolate and earth. Hints of grapefruit. T: Sweet and roasted malts in the upfront. Hints of tropical fruits. Pine and pineapple notes. Intense bitter end, very hoppy. Hints of dark chocolate and caramel malts. Earthy yeasts. M: Medium body and carbonation. Roasted malts and piny hops in the aftertaste. O: Great drinkability. Excellent Black IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (439) - - NOV 30, 2014
Drucken på OConnors, Uppsala.. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (661) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black with a foamy head, aroma is fruity, toffee, malty. Taste is toffee, malty, light fruitiness and some bitterness towards the finish, medium body and soft carbonation. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (406) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
500ml Bottle at Home. Thornbridge never disappoint. Pours a dark chestnut brown almost black, with a lace tan head. Immediate Pine aroma, strong IPA on the nostril, Hoppy chocolate and table fruit flavour, excellent stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (138) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
Pours clear, very dark amber. Citrus, orange, pine, aroma with some sulphur. Roasted notes. Sligthly astringent bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle.Is black with no head,aroma of dark choc malt pine and apple,taste is fun times with malt molasses muscovado hops vanilla peach and satsuma,dry fin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2516) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Black beer, light brown head. Delicious aroma of fruity hops and roasted malt. Soft crispy taste of grape, pineapple, bitter hop, cacao and some slight licorice. Long aftertaste, with a combination of bitter and sweet. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wvhoran (387) - Tasmania, - NOV 11, 2014
Draught at Against the Grain, Dublin. Dark brown with red-amber tints, a nice tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, toasted malt, peach and grapefruit hoppy notes, and a nutty character. The flavour is roasted to burnt malt, with some juicy hop character, and a nutty and bitter final. Dry and fairly light palate with a lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (406) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
Complex and malty aroma. Reddish black in colour. Good and hoppy but not excessively so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
florent.janssens (176) - - NOV 4, 2014
Bonne odeur de houblon et fruité. Bière légère mais avec beaucoup de goûts différents. Petite déception au niveau du palais, avec peu de gaz .Très bonne bière dans l’ensemble.

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