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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (5078) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle.Almost black colour with medium head.Aroma is roaste and fruity with taste of citrus and chocolate,smooth with hint of vanilla and even coffee good full body and nice well balanced finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (888) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle from Beers’n’more. A BIPA that emphasizes the B part a lot, but still it’s clear that this is in IPA in its heart. Nice roast aromas, some liquorice and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1542) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 9, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 50cl. Couleur noire. Nez amer et grillé. Au palais, grain grillé bien présent, caramel, houblons. Bel équilibre général. Alcool présent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nijstrom (279) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Citrus (grapefruit), pine, roasted malts, coffee. Moderate bitterness. Quite long and bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (2114) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 3, 2015
Caña en el Lupulo 02..10.2015 (r564). Color caoba Cerezo muy oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores maltosos con algo de caramelos tostados. Cuerpo medio fácil de beber algo espumoso. Ligera de cuerpo y sabores. Normal

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (365) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2015
Bottle 0,5. Smoked aroma. Roasted malt, hoppiness in taste. Well balanced. Full body. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (564) - - SEP 29, 2015
Mooi zwart, heel vol schuim voor een black IPA. Ruikt licht hoppig, prima. Smaakt heerlijk, veel hop, beetje chocola, licht gebrand.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2015
Tap at Salon Piva. Dark chestnut brown color with medium beige head. Caramel, roasted malt, citrus hops in aroma. Nice citrus hoppy taste with dark malty backbone and coffe. Long hoppy bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosskie (688) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
Very dark crisp beer, black with ruby highlights, bubbles, with a creamy head. Smell is metallic hop bitterness. Peels and tropical fruit. Hint of yoghurt and roasted nuts. Taste is bitter watery. Quite full with a nice fizz. Salty. Peels again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wiedrzensky (674) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2015
On tap at Salon Piva, Bratislava. Dark apperance, clear with thick tan head. Sweet aroma of malts, floral, basswood. Taste is moderate sweet, hints of bitterness, roasted and chocolate notes on tongue. Light to medium body, creamy texture, light bitter, chocolate like finish.


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