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Thornbridge Valravn

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Imperial Black IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turboninja (549) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
A bit unbalanced comb of dark berries and slightly roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Quite much of hops with med aftertaste with toffee and berries. Nice, medium body with medium/low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2847) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 8, 2016
Keg @ Bath Hotel, Sheffield [021016]
Black, ruby edges, beige head, good lacing
Aroma of pine hops, dark caramel, hop resins, no dark malts as too cold
Taste of rich dark malts, no chocolate, lots of piney hops, resinous hops, no citrus, not sure about the flavour
Palate - Soft carb, medium to full body, smooth, booze quite well hidden./ Finish of piney hops, slightly floral, bit of poi pourri, soft alcohol, touch of dark malts
Overall - Well made beer, but recipe was different to what I was expecting for a BIPA, no citrus hop or dark chocolate malts in this - disappointed with this - it’s not as good as Raven. Maybe I’ll try it again and re-rate it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeatyPete (953) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2016
Dark brown colour with off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 3, 2016
Dark brown to black colored, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing and lasting. Aroma is of some roasted malt and chocolate, more citrus and pine hoppiness, resiny. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, chocolate, some roasted malt, medium+ citrus and pine hoppy aroma and bitterness, light alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, oily to resiny. (on tap, Sir Williams Pub, Ljubljana)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
Tap takeover at Craft Beer Clerkenwell, London. Black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy earthy aroma, citrus, grapes, hay notes. Hoppy chocolate flavor, caramel, licorice notes. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Keg craft clerkenwell. Been after this for a long time. Black good tan head. Citrus pine aroma and taste lots of dark roasty notes with good bitter hops. Nice mouthfeel. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Draught@Taphouse (backlog from CBC16-weekend). Very deep amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is raisins, some toffee, a bit smoked and some slight toasted notes to it. Flavour is floral, wooden, toffeeish, mild toasted notes as well as some alcohol. Slightly much toasted/roasted notes, otherwise ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2165) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2016
On tap @ Peakender 2016 - Thornbridge Outdoors, UK - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt balanced with grassy hops and resin notes. Taste: medium/full body with roasted malt and small coffee notes with grassy bitterness and hops. Good attenuation. Quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: roasted malt, caramel and coffee with wet bitterness. Resin and small alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (1006) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2016 Draught @ Thornbridge, Den Bosch. Very dark brown, beige foamy head. Nicely balanced roasted malty coffee and chocolate with tropical fruity and piny hops, quite bitter finish, smoke, leather. Bitterness lingers firmly. Good body, medium-high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - JUL 22, 2016
Tap @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain. A: Black. T: Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, hops.

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