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Thornbridge Valravn

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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Black IPA


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smithld1 (161) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Keg at the rake. Nice. Doesn’t taste the percentage. A cream soda style finish. Sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12799) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Keg at Tilt, Birmingham. Black with cream head. Drying, chalky, dark roasted malts, bitter then with a fruity, hoppy flavour, tropical then grapefruit zestiness. Very decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13033) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2016
Keg (One Pint Pub, Helsinki)
Some sniffs give me mint, but others give me pine. Beautiful pour, black, and crowned with an awesome tight persistent head. Taste is roasty, yes, and spicily hopped, indeed, but the whole thing doesn’t reach better than just good. Good good, not kinda-good good. Finish has piney hops again, a bit sappy. Is more a dark hoppy beer than a hoppy dark beer, but to be honest this has hit the middle ground very well. Feels serious, but not actually boozy. 3.6 seems like an over-rate, but this is damn damn tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5096) - FINLAND - JUN 9, 2016
Tap@1pp. Black. Roasty nose, dark licorice some woody ashyness, roasted barley, slight pines. Med bodied, well bittered, bit ashy bitter finish. Feels like it should feel harsh, but sorta dont. Ashy, not terribly acrid tho. Kinda ok.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3809) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2016
1/2 pint on tap @ One Pint Pub. Pours very dark red with a low creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts with some fruits. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, ash, alcohol and hops. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2016
Draft @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (22883) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
Keg at Sir William’s, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Black, small head. Licorice and black currant aroma. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded, slightly oily mouthfeel. Licorice, caramel and black currant, notes of chocolate. Long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2655) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Nose is somehow a bit odd, bitter hops, roast, light liquorice. Cant describe the odd part. Tastes sweetish liquorice, roast, grapefruit, hoppy. Doesnt work that well for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jorn69 (2547) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2016
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 20160513. Roasted malty and hoppy with pine needles, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter, roasted and hoppy.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2016
[5/14/16] Draught at Taphouse in Copenhagen. Dark brown. Aroma of very leafy hops. Flavor has roast and bitter leafy hops, a bit piney.


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