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Thornbridge Valravn

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97
91
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Black IPA
Bakewell, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Black IPA


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1380) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2014
Black with a light brown head - Fruity hop aroma - Good malt to support a good hop flavour with flowers, fruits and nice bitterness - Good hop finish with bitterness - This was good

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YorkshireG73 (39) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Keg @ Grove Huddersfield. Valravn is probably Wild Raven in Vikingr speak. I’d rather give some Vikingr Valravn as a ’don’t chop my head off with your sword called Bastardheadcutter’ offering rather than the ’shit run away’ Wild Raven. Faintly aged tasted with more of a salty shanty seaside licorice flavour. Almost Mikkellerish. The BIPA taste is there - I suggest oak ageing for this one to make magic beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2014
Tap @ the Taphouse Sydney. Black with small tan head. Understated, yet complex earthy hop aromas with a roasted malt edge. Enjoyable English hop flavours that are not too bitter, but the alcohol is obvious towards the end of the palate, which detracts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7690) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Keg, Craft Clapham, London, Saturday 4th October 2014. Very dark brown with tiny bubbled film across top, soft mouthfeel. Some pine resin and a little dark treacle but hoppiness wins out, good balance and exceptionally easy drinking for the strength. Really like this. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1703) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Keg. Black with a medium sized light brown head. Roasted malt, light charcoal, salt, light iron, tropical fruit mix, candyfloss, dill. Medium/full body, medium sweet with balanced bitterness. Long hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1509) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Aroma: flowers, some resin. Appearance: black, small, white creamy head. Taste: medium sweet and bitter. Palate: sweets intensify, flowers, some resin. Overall: very nice Black IPA, excellent palate. Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2014
On tap @ Haandfest 2014. This is one of those really deep and dark almost cola colored beers with a really islandy, med sized and lacing top. Roasted nose with coffee and some old chocolate. A little bit of cardboard also detected. Hard to describe what this smells like but its actually not all that bad. A good carbonation level left here in a light oily mouthfeel. It has some chocolaty flavors, and it’s definitely well hopped. Biscuits and a lingering vanilla-ish tail. Good stuff. 24.05.2014

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014

Cask (handpump) @ Craft Beer Co - Covent Garden, 168 High Holborn, Covent Garden, Greater London, England WC1V 7AA.

[ As Thornbridge Valravn ].
Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, resin. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, pine, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140726]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
Sample at Haand Festival 2014. Dark brown body with a low tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt, plums, pine. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, spicy and fruity hops, roasted bitter finish. Pleasant fruity coffee aftertaste. 

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (2049) - WALES - AUG 29, 2014
Keg at Craft Beer Co. Black or very dark brown, huge dense foamy tan head endures and leaves polkadot lacing making the glass look like a snow globe. Aroma is musty rhubarb tart. Body is medium, spritzy, slightly foamy. Taste is spice, rye, card, slightly sour, eucalyptus. Decent BIPA.


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