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


on tap

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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (412) - - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2015 Full aroma. Black berries, hay, pine and roasted malts. Dark brown, almost black withca big foamy off white head. Big round full flavours. Dry from the roasted malts. Coffee, chocolate, nits, black and red berries. Aftertaste from round malts and nits evolving in bitter and then coffee and berries. Interesting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2015
500ml bottle bb06/2016 hauled from Sheffield by D&M up to the P-Worm, ta! (DK telt). - a tad less expressive and contained in aroma than in taste, this easygoing BIPA is a masterwork of balanced layers and drinkability. Nose of candied orange peel, rose petal, passion fruit peel, zesty marmelade, mild dark chocolate. The extravagant exotic hop mix makes for some great unsuspected flavours, ranging from grape jelly to passion fruit mousse, kiwi and grapefruit, while the piney C-hops glaze the chocolate malts with an elegant bitter cloak. Just the right strength, although maybe the bouquet might even come out a tad more expressive at +7%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (682) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2015
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pine needles, roasted malt, some smoke. Tastes bitter, smooth mouth feel. Distinct bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
A superior black IPA. Roasted aroma complements the chocolate and pine character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (854) - Asturias, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2015
Botella. @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo 07/08/2015 BBD: 10/03/16 Color marron oscuro, aroma herval, pino, sabor torrefacto, malta, herval.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (828) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2015
50 cl, bottled. Pours black with a irregular large head. Aroma: Licorice, malt, herbs. Taste: Medium sweet, some bitterness. Malt, herbs. Grass. Palate: Medium body, some carbonation. Roasted malt, herbal hops. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2015
On tap at Nedre Foss gård. Copper brown, creamy head. Spicy caramel, good dryness. Highly drinkable, but easily forgotten.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle @vanmoll. Black color with a white head. Smells and tastes sweet, fruity, hoppy, roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (452) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2015
Pours dark brown with small he’d smells wet grass tastes piney mango with a fuzzy mouthfeel similar to thorn bridges Jaipur ipa with the roastiness well balanced within nice ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
artiredbirds (202) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 29, 2015
Выше среднег& - уровень для многих хороший, для этих - в самый раз. Трудно прыгнут& выше головы, если нет никаких идей.

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