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


on tap

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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Draft... Midnight black ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Interesting, carbonic, citrusy bouquet of charcoal and fudge intertwined with orange, grapefruit and lemon peels. Full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Even at Florida room temperature, this baby holds on to its charred, medium bitter roots. Finishes crisp and bitter with the pleasant bitterness hanging around a good while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2902) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours jet black with one finger head. Nose of roasted roasted malts and pine. Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, toast, pine, cola, and dark chocolate. Slight bitters and kinda porter like. Delicious though

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (6189) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 23, 2012
Loved this beer. Full of flavour and very easy going. Hint of caramel. Could drink it all night. Need to try more from Thornbridge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
Bottle at home tasting. Black pour with a small off white head. Aroma of grassy hops. Flavour is grassy, floral, caramel, hair spray. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (7173) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2012
50cl bottle courtesy of Kermis. Thin off white head. Deep amber pour. Floral notes. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonttix (65) - -, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2012
Ingen favorit yp av öl, lite för svårt att kombinera smaken med färgen. Man känner i smaken tydliga toner av den mörka (chokladiga) malten som övergår i den blommiga tropiska hulmesmaken. Ingenting som går hand i hand för mig. Det relativt höga poängen för att det är en välgjord öl. Dracks med Emmelie och Susanne Alfvengren på youtube.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2016) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2012
Pours black with low head Loads of fresh tropical hops. Caramel malts A bit thin palate. However round sweet and quite nice. Low bitterness low carbonation. Doesn’t have that ooompf that I want in a Black IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (8859) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 On tap at Local Option. Pours a clear dark brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy pine and dark grains with a nice backing roasted malt note. Flavor has a nice creamy roasted malt note with nice earthy pine and grass note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark brown colour with a beige head. Hoppy, piney, fruity, lightly roasted, chocolate, licorice. Dry finish. Bitter, but still more balanced then many others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4047) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
Bottle at home. Black pour, creamy off-white head. Aroma is spicy floral and grassy hops, quite sharp, fruity and with some resin. Flavor is heavy tangerine, somewhat sweet but mostly bitter, a bit roasted.

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