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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A Black Imperial IPA.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchMark (134) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2014
I am not a fan of too strong burned malt or smoke flavors. This one is very good. There is burned smokiness but it is wel balanced. It has some chocolate notes and finishes with a long dry hoppy bitter taste. Nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timmwillum (63) - BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2013
Super dark IPA, which is not really IPA-style. Dark coulor with thick tainted head that is rather drifty. Nose is quite hoppy. Taste is caramel and faint chocolate and anis. Bitter and hoppy taste, but not quite enough for a standard IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6069) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
330 ml bottle @ Malja, Kuopio. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of roasted malts, wet earth, chocolate and leather. Flavour of roasted malts, leather, chocolate, biscuit, some alcohol and raisins. Quite a lot of caramel sweetness. Mediun bodied, smooth mouthfeel and a lingering bitter, roasty finish. Not as fresh as I hope, and a bit too sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1572) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is strong hoppy. Dark brown colour. Taste is heavily hoppy with standard american flavour profile. Initially balancing caramel/chocolate is present. Mid-way maltiness disappears and only heavy bitterness remains. Finish is hoppy bitter with nice roastiness present. Very nice black IPA example.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4298) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottle, kindly donated by Martinus, shared with MisoW and Gurthnar. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Roasted malt, citrus hops, caramel in aroma. Taste, dark malt, caramel, coffee, citrus hops, wood, licorice. Light hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (1132) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Pours brown color, light beige head. Aroma is hoppy, chocolate, fruity, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is medium bitter, hoppy, light sweet, coffee, chocolate. Nice ling hoppy medium sweet aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (1134) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Zeer donkere kleur, iets bruin met een volle crème kraag. Hop, fruitige en iets zoetigs. Smaakt lekker bitterzoet, fruitig.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1403) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Dark brown reddish beer with a good creamy white head. Smells fruity, chocolate and milk. Tastes chocolate, fruity and vanilla with a good bitter finish. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture. Very good black ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suedehead288 (339) - BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2013
2013.12 - fles 75cl - bijna zwart bier (met een nog lichtjes rode schijn), beige-kleurige schuimkraag - neus : hop op de voorgrond, hooi en iets zoets, koffie op het achterplan - mond : mout, koffie, zoet en bitter

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2098) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
330 ml bottle at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 9.2% Very deep brown colour on the body, almost black. Huge thick head, about three fingers, brown-ish in colour, with excellent retention and heavy lacing left on the glass. Aroma has lots of roasted malts, some chocolate after the foam has collapsed and a touch of earthy hops. Tastes really good. Roasted malts, vanilla, light hop character with earth and grassy notes, chocolate. Finishes with roasted malts. Alcohol very well hidden.Mildly bitter overall, with long duration. Medium thick body, good carbonation, a bit sticky on the palate. Overall very good!


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