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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Black IPA
Copenhagen N, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Black Imperial IPA brewed with black malts, body salts and french press coffee.


yespr's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, - JUN 29, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and grapefruity. Roasted malty and light grapefruity flavoured. Light herbal coffee like. Bitter and grapefruity to coffee like finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (855) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
On keg at Brewdog Leeds late 2013. Rich coffee in the nose, roasted malt, piney and citus hop coming through but balanced very nicely. Thick body, oily palate, average carbonation. Very drinkable, could not believe this weighed in at almost 10%

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1406) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Dark brown body with a large beige head. Great lacing. Aroma of coffee, salted caramel, brown sugar and boozy fig. Flavour leather, acidic espresso and black currant. Hides the alcohol well. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Incredibly drinkable for a 9.9% ABV beer, but not as complex as I was expecting.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
snickers90 (10) - Cracow, POLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Apperance: dark brown/black with wonderful, beige head that lasts very long and leaves beautiful lacing. Aroma: citrus, ping, cocoa, coffee and caramel. Taste: impossibly perfect mix of citrus notes coming from the hops, fruity ones from the yeast and chocolate with grains ones from the malts. Great, strong espresso and bitterness in the finish. Perfection in a small bottle. Respect for To Ol!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1093) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, 0.33l. Cloudy black color with thick creamy brown head and very nice lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, grapefruit, berries and tropical fruits. Taste starts refreshing fruity, but gets quickly overpowered by rich and sweet roasted malt with coffee, chocolate and salty notes. It’s well balanced with hidden alcohol level, mouthfeel is spicy, warming and mouth-coating, while finish is moderate bitter with long coffeeish aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. Sweet lord, that’s awesome crossbreed between salty dog and bitter bastard :)

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (612) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Jet black pour with a frothy tan head. Burnt malts, some peat, exotic fruits, vanilla, some alcohol burn, coffee and chocolate. Somehow this weird mix of flavours comes together and actually tastes good. Good stuff!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GlasgowTAD (37) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Pours an opaque black, with a mocha head. Smells of chocolate, freshly ground coffee and piney hop aromas. Taste is coffee, bitter dark chocolate and a tang of chili and salt. This beer is quite viscous, its like drinking a strong coffee and dark chocolate milkshake.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kingvit (197) - - SEP 13, 2014
Aroma: coffee, caramel, cocoa, milk, pine, citrus, chilli, red fruit, biscuit; Appearance: dark brown, minimal foamy head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: slick texture, medium body, astringent finish, average carbonation Perfectly hidden alcohol, delicate coffee stout in the beginning with a slowly submerging hoppy-citric kick. Fine and rather dry, for connoisseurs. Sip slowly.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer0clock (138) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Very nice french coffee, initial taste is that your drinking a stout and then later you realise its an ipa. It alternates between the coffee and the ipa which I always think is a bit disconcerting, its very nice but I’m not a fan of black ipas really, I find more I dislike then I like, really for hubby who adored it, dark, carbonated, head, lacing, bottle at bottle shop.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
scarab (30) - - SEP 11, 2014
Perfect Imperial Black IPA with coffee. Outstanding look, wonderful aroma and magnificent taste. Full of citrus, tropical fruits and pine. Additionally - with bunch of coffee and chocolate. Perfection!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3737) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle at home. Black with a brown head. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, burnt, coffee) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet, medium+ bitter. Medium+ body.


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