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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A Black Imperial IPA.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mutz (563) - - JUL 12, 2013
Troebel donkerbruin, kraag verdwijnt snel tot een dun laagje. Ruikt goed dit bier, peper, citrusfruit, mout. Smaakt idem , pittige, peperige afdronk, redelijk wat body.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1294) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark red brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, fruit, yeast and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a fruity and hoppy finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1631) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
75cl bottle, traded at ZBF 2013, merci, shared at Hugi’s homebrew Tasting. Pours a matt black, generous beige head. Immediate charred malt, ground Nescafe, roast porter aromas in the nose, given an earthy-white pepper edge from the BE hops. Taste also is very blackened malt forward, going on ashen, soil, pollen and floral notes gently coming in to join the dry molasses and caramel as it warms, with none of its 9,2% apparent. Along the lines of De la Senne’s BE interpretation of a Black IPA, with less lustre, tilting more towards Imperial porter on account of the ground coffee and raw powder chocolate graininess.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oldmanriver (36) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Strong aroma of burnt coffee, and belgian candy sugar. Black in color. A lot going on in the flavor. Some spice and pine notes sprinkled on top of dark malts, coffee, hints of chocolate, and dirty ashtray. Astringency is dominant and lingers.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2014
Niet echt mijn ding, voor de echte IPA-liefhebbers blijkbaar wel, maar daar hoor ik niet bij.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2031) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
Flaska från Beernavigator. Mahognyfärgad, stort bestående varmbeiget skum. Söt doft med vanilj, tobak, karamelliserat socker och lite murrig jäst. Alkoholvärme, en hel del resinbeska, rostade smaker av pumpernickel. Beskan tar över lite för mycket, hade nog mått bra av att stå något år. Den känns å andra sidan också aningen oren så jag det hade kanske inte gått så bra heller. Men ytterst sett är inte det här min sorts öl för det är ett maffigt öl som är bättre än mitt betyg.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (634) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared by suurjuust, thanks! Pours dark brown with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is fruits, roast, and alcohol. Flavor is roast, pine, malt, licorice. Palate is somewhat watery. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: ok beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (288) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
330 ml bottle, 9.2% abv. Dark cloudy brown with foamy head. sweet chokolate aroma. Taste is bitter with chokolate notes, but not very hoppy. Alcohol is well hidden initially but suddenly hits you. Somewhat light bodied considering the high abv.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (53) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown, almost black. Light brown head. Aroma is lovely, with caramel and chocolate? The taste has the typical bitterness of IPA, but also has characteristics of a heavy double. Good one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeroenhensen (188) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2014
Wat een mooi bier is dit zeg. Een dubbele ipa, met zachte afdronk en het goeie van een stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1706) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
This is a strange beer. It smells a bit like garbage to me. Some smoke, dried fruit, vegetation. Flavors are better. Mint, smoke, chocolate, coffee, caramel, vegetation. So weird. But in the end good.


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