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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: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ The 16th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2010, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark black brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fresh hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100429]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2010
From cask. Pours dark brown with a small amber golden glare and a lacing off-white head. Aroma is fruity and mild hoppy. Bitter, mild peachy and grapefruity hops flavoured. Distinct bitter and dry. Bitter and dry fruity into a bitter finish. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
Cask at Cask, Pub, and Kitchen, London. A dark amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20805) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. Clear red brown coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and grass with roasted notes Fruity and light roasted flavour of caramel and liquorice with notes of grass and fridge. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2010
Cask@The Cask Pub And Kitchen. Deep ambery ruby colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some mild alcohol as well as spices and slight toasted notes. Flavour is fruity, roasted malty as well as caramelly and quite nectary. Nice brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19377) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown, rich head. Pleasant hoppy black currant aroma. Mid sweet with medium to full body and soft mouthfeel. Lightly roasty with lots of black currant, salty bitter finish. A highly aromatic beer with good drinkability. Lovely!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2011
Cask @ Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a dark ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a weak roasted malty hoppy licorice aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
14th April 2014
Euston Tap. Keg. Mini bimble with Ian Harrison. Clear deep red - amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and crisp. Very mild dark malts, no roast or bitterness. Light sweet piney hops. Motueka like floral sweetness. Light red berry fruits. Smooth airy finish. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle at home ... deep black red brown ... small thin tan head ... soft toffee roast ... dark dry roast ... rich chocolate ... soft lime hop nose ... mellow roast malts ... lightest charcoal ... dark roast ... chewy malts ... light ... big pine .. oily hops ...softest pineapple .. soft smooth and rounded ... nice nice nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, roast malt, rich hops, caramel and nuts.


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