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A Black Imperial IPA.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (576) - ROMANIA - NOV 12, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge, creamy, long lasting beige head. Aroam has notes of malt, roasted, light caramel, light hoppy, fresh. Flavor has a sticky, moderate to heavy bitterness with a long duration and notes of roasted malt, some yeast. Bitter aftertaste

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4253) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle from Craft Wine Store 061114. This is a boozy beer and the alcohol is the first thing that you notice. Also some chocolate in the flavour. Initial pour leads to a big foam cloud.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yurihegge (2) - BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
Another great beer from Troubadour! A Black IPA, dark, hoppy and well balanced. Drinking it with a great view on the river IJ, @ Delirium Amsterdam.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Luxury beer on 75 cl bottles and if I didn’t miss out on anything, this must be Belgium’s first ’black IPA’. Sticky, yellowish white, stable head, very dark bronze colour approaching black. Aroma of coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, tobacco, whisky, nutmeg, candied dates, pepper, leather, citrus peel, parsley. Deep and thick but smooth chocolatey maltiness, powdery mouthfeel, candied fruits, oily texture, complex spiciness, finishing in a beautiful array of mouth-filling coffee bitterness, peppery and lightly citrussy hoppiness and whisky-like, warming alcohol adding to the complexity. Absolutely delicious, albeit a bit more tilted towards the malty side than it could have been; still, the malts play a beautiful role in this one and I heartily welcome any BIPAs made in Belgium.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (1040) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark colour with small white head.Taste and aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, hops, coffee.Not classic Black IPA more some kind of stout.But very very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (509) - HUNGARY - OCT 4, 2014
Csak dicsérni tudom ezt a főzdét, a korábban kóstolt két sörről is ódákat zengenék, s ez a típus, ha lehet, még kevésbé okoz meglepetést ízét illetően. A komlóra épülő, angolszász stílust nagyszerűen képviseli, egyszersmind tagadhatatlanul belga alkotás. Quadrupeles aromái nagyszerűen hordozzák magukon a marcipános, gyantás, túlérett gyümölcsök, füge és mazsola illatait. Speciális és rendkívüli módon szerethető black ipa, melynek íze tartalmas, likőrben úszó aszalt gyümölcsök, tűlevelű komló vonalait viseli, élesztőtől duzzadó kortyai kirobbanóan teltek. Marcipános lágyságát egy szigorú komlós zárás tereli más irányba, feledhetetlen élménnyel gazdagítva fogyasztóját.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sheffield (6) - IRELAND - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
Bottle from hopduvel Ghent. Pours high with fading thick white head. Smell of liquorice fruit and alcohol. Higly carbonated. Sticky malt taste with a lighter bitter and slightly boozy finish. Class Belgian strong ale with a modern twist

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Narkee (15) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a dark brown and is unlike the black appearance of most black IPAs. Nice light tan head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet with vanilla, milk chocolate and molasses. Some figs also present. The palate is silky smooth and medium carbonation. The taste is a rich combination of sweet vanilla upfront which is taken over by a lovely roasted coffee bitterness. Really interesting take on this style and I was pleasantly surprised.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (426) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours opaque dark brown with a frothy 2 finger khaki head. The aroma is quite roasty, toffee, coffee, chocolate, with a hint of floral hops but not really any citrus but quite inviting nonetheless. Taste is initially sweet with chocolate, burnt caramel, plums, vanilla bean which then receives some grapefuit zest bitterness to cut through some of the sweetness. Medium bodied. Not much sign at all of the 9.2% ABV. Black IPAs aren?t normally my favourite style but this leans more towards an imperial stout and was highly enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekk1978 (849) - Ząbki, POLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Barwa: ciemno brązowa, pod światło miedziana, klarowna na początku, potem bardziej zmętniona. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, gęsta i obfita, ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Aromat: ciemne słody, czekolada, lekka paloność oraz chmiel owocowo - ziołowy i niewielka nuta alkoholowa. Dość spójny, choć stonowany. Smak: pełny, początkowo słodki, z bardziej wytrawnymi akcentami. Czekolada, lekka palność i kawa oraz wyraźnie zaznaczona goryczka, minimalnie zalegająca końcówka, nieco alkoholowa i rozgrzewająca. Piwo z browaru The Muskeeters warzone w De Proef. Belgijskie, ciemne IPA w wersji imperialnej. Do tego z wykorzystaniem 100% belgijskiego chmielu. Może nie jest on wielce charakterystyczny, ale wyraźnie wyczuwalny w aromacie i smaku. Całość jest spójna i pijalna, mimo sporej dawki alkoholu, do tego naprawdę interesująca.


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