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Brewed by Triple fff
Style: Black IPA
Alton, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Special.
All the attributes of an American India Pale Ale but it’s black. Do your eyes deceive you? Have you fallen down the rabbit hole? Take in the fresh pine hop aroma then savour the complex malt palate typical of an IPA but then come the subtle hints of dark chocolate and liquorice to give the game away. This is not a heavy beer but smooth and incredibly drinkable, a new beer style worthy of praise. Drink me!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15554) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
Cask gravity @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma with weak hints of licorice. Fuity malty hoppy bitter caramel and licorice flavor. Has a fuity malty hoppy bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mzaar (1366) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
Fat @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Halleluja! Hade det bara varit lite kraftigare arom, aningen (och då menar jag verkligen aningen) mer beska så hade detta kunnat bli en topp 3-öl i min ölhistoria här på RB. Men med det sagt, detta är en ren och skär njutning att dricka. Jag kan inte komma på många öl jag hellre hade tagit med mig till en öde ö. För smaken är så ljuvlig med sin sötma och beska (som nästan är perfekt, men bara nästan alltså), där mängder med frukter blandas med rostade toner, lite choklad, svagt av sötlakrits.Aromen hade som sagt kunnat vara något MER, något STÖRRE. Ändock: Svarta vinbär, karamell och exotiska frukter gifter sig väl.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (5875) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2012
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Dark brown colour, almost black, with foamy beige head. Roasted, malty nose with coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and pine needles. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, dark fruit, dark rye bread and a generous piney bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2012
Cask@Akkurat, Stockholm. Very deep coppery brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is toffee, mild toasted notes, liquorice,some fruits and mild floral notes. Flavour is rather similar with a quite big bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Gravity dispense at Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival 2012 - 06/10/12. Dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head. Big pine nose allied to bitter grapefruit and hops. Hoppy piney taste with a little dark roast malt and chocolate in the background. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dry finish. Another great black IPA from a British brewer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2012
Cask @ Akkurat. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a very small head that doesn’t leave any trace worth mentioning on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, fruity and malty with dark bread, toasted malts, peaches, pineapple, freshly cut grass, earl gray tea and hints of coffee. Taste is tiny sweet, tiny sour and bitter with roasted malts, tropical fruit juice, grapes, pine, grapefruit juice, wood, pine, soap and liquorice root. Mouthfeel is smooth, tiny watery, flat and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter and fruity with roasted malts, tropical fruits, pine, dark bread, moist soil, wood, lemon zest and orange zest.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imdownthepub (9636) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
Cask conditioned at Moreton in Marsh Beer Fest ’12. Very dark brown with cream head. The initial flavours are of rich roasty dry malts, some liquorice, some husky coffee hints then zinging in from left field comes the hops, twangy tangerine, spruce needles, loganberry, challenging the malts to a fight. An absolute belter in my book and worthy of a high mark from me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Deep amber beer with a bubbly beige head. Hoppy roasted aroma, metal, cocoa, hay, pine needles, caramel, chocolate, apricot, citrus, lemongrass, perfume, pine apple, some peach and mango. Hoppy fruity flavor, roasted, cocoa, caramel, pine, apricot, pine needles, mango, pine apple, hay, cocoa powder, licorice notes, roasted, some bitter chocolate. Just about a perfect black IPA. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Cask at Akkurat Almost black with a bubbly, tan head. Flowery, grassy hops and licorice in the aroma. Light to medium body. Flowery hops and some medicine in the flavour. Medium, dry bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2012
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear mahogany colour. Aroma of menthe and licorice - Fishermans Friend! Dry and medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Licorice and salt, mid bitter finish.


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