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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A Black Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NicolaiH (53) - - DEC 2, 2013
Deep grain on nose, pours a dark brown. Hoppy bitterness against solid dark malty chocolate background. Short, sharp palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (3000) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Tap@ leijuva lahna. Dark brown, thick white head. Fruity, hoppy, citrusy aroma, fresh. Lovely. Flavor has roastedness, citrus, hops, nutty notes. Bitter, dry hoppy finish. Incredible. Fresh and very tasty.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmerz (687) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a beautiful story lasting head and great lace. Aroma is heavy full rich earthy mushroom roasty malt, Belgian yeast. Flavor is very nice bitter chocolate, soft toasty malt. Feel is very soft, full, and light. Lovely take on the black IPA. I would rather have one of these than almost any American BIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plaas (82) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
Lots of chocolate and coffee, hoppy finish. It is more "black" than "IPA", but I like black. Great beer to finish a tasting session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (329) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
Ruby red beer with delicate head on top, but lots of lacing sticking to the glass. Dark chocolate, coffee and hints of grapefruits and/or pines (couldn’t decide because its so hidden underneath). Taste has brown sugar, lots of coffee and in the end there is bitterness but not that much hop flavors. Maybe some pine. Salty licorice pops up after warming up. Low carbonation and quite full bodied. More of an imperial stout than black ipa but great beer anyhow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dudebun (136) - GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
This reminds me of Dogfish 90 minute IPA, must use the same toasted malt. Certainly not black in any way, nor does it remind me of any west coast IPAs I can think of. Definitely tasty though. Citrussy, toasty, caramel. A weird one but a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (550) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2013
Une bonne dark profonde pour amateurs. Arômes et goûts de café très prononcé et qui s'intensifie au fur et à mesure de la dégustation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4531) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2013
33cl bottle pours a murky, deep brown with some foamy, lacing, beige head. Nose is vinous, white grape, pine, soap, some bread crust, a little rubber band, some candy sweetness, some dark fruit, fig. Flavor is well blended, malt, sweet brown sugar, some bread crust, then plenty of citrus, blood orange, pine, grapefruit. A bit of rubber too. Sticky finish. At first, I didn’t like this much, but as it warmed I began to enjoy it more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle a dark brown black colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus dark fruits yeast and hops flavor malts spicy citrus dark fruits laurel some roasted malts and a bitter hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Tap at Maxs. Sort of fails at nailing the style. Faded, old, cheapish belgo mouthfeel. Malty and thick, the sort of neglected the hops. Only the oily characteristics link it to a Black IPA. OK, but sub par for a Belgian Ale or a Black IPA.

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