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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
A Black Imperial IPA.

ozarkspops' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozarkspops (368) - - DEC 25, 2012
Deep brown pour. Very thick sustaining head with a ton of lacing. Earthy citrusy hop aroma. Thick mouthfeel with a lot if sweetness in the malt balanced out with the same earthy citrusy hop flavor. Very good. Belgian yeast strain is not noticeable. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (352) - DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
Large bottle. Pours black with a tall, massive, tan head. Excellent aroma of coffee, chocolate, chili and alcohol. Great palate, full body, slick, average carbonation, bitter finish. Flavour is very balanced, though heavy bitter with sweet tones. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Bottled 33cl. It pours a dark, murky, deep ruby beer with a healthy bubbly beige head. Grapefruit, boletus, shallots, resinous hops and roasted malt showing up in the nose. Boletus rather apparent in the taste. Medium bodied. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice roasted malt components on the swallow. Good bitterness. Dark chocolate and grapefruit in the dryish finish where yeasty components sneak in.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blastomorpha (81) - - SEP 18, 2016
It’s more a stout that reminds a bit of a IPA (a tad of citrusy bitterness in the back of the tongue) than the contrary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at Hiranoya. Pours a deep brown to black with a gorgeous cappuccino colored head that lasts throughout. Big star anise and molasses forward nose with some roasted coffee and grassy hops as it warms. Hides the abv quite well. The finish has dark cacao, light berry mixed with grassy hops and lemon with shiso. Nice grassy, herbal bitterness. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mister_Li (961) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
Trübes dunkles rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, nussig, leicht fruchtig, etwas Zitrus, angenehm bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
m.mahu (40) - Iasi, ROMANIA - AUG 24, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2016 Pours dark brown, generous beige head, with high carbonation. The taste is sweet overall, with plenty of roasted malts, hops and slightly coffee taste. Light bitterness towards the end.One of my favourites. Love the way the alcohol is hidden in all their beers. Good for long, lazy sessions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (727) - SPAIN - AUG 21, 2016
Pours a dark brown colour, with a medium tan head that leaves a good creamy lace when fading. Aroma of chocolates, dried fruits, prunes, milk chocolate. Medium body, lively carbonation. Creamy palate. Taste ofprunes, coffee,chocolate, brandy. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle at Porte Noire. Super hoppy black ipa-ish dark beer with a sweet coffee base. Quite different and enjoyable, one of my favorite Troubadour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (772) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Dark brown with a good layer of tan head. Body is medium to full, with liveliness provided by the alcohol rather than carbonation. Nose has caramel and molasses, some grapefruit from the hops and it’s nutty, too. Flavour starts with licqorice and sweet malt, then the hops bring a measure of citrus and it finishes with moderate bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle at home. Near black with big and firm tan head. Sweet roasted malts, chestnut, maple syrup, roasted pineapple and piney resiny hops. Big sweet and powdery cocoa bitter. Full body, dense and malty, soft and creamy feel, soft carbonation. Chocolatey finish, quite nice but not your typical Black IPA. More like an imperial stout with IPA-like aroma hops.

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