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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A Black Imperial IPA.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Hoppy and dark with a complex palate. Not as thick as it looks. It's like an IPA and a bock mixed together.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1309) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Chestnut body with a tall rocky head. Aroma has nice aromatic hops, they generally feel American but apparently it’s "100% Belgian West Coast hops" (why not just call them coastal - it’s not like Belgium has an East coast). Smooth taste with cocoa and mildly piney hops. Very drinkable - despite the well hidden 9,2% ABV the hoppiness is not unnecessarily over the top and the beer is easily drinkable. I don’t recall a 9% beer that was as quaffable as this. An interesting take on the strong dark hoppy ale style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sucharek147 (76) - Dębica, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Barwa ciemno brunatna. Piana ładna, obfita i bardzo drobna. W aromacie czuć wyraźną kawę i paloność. Oprócz tego trochę nut jakby kojarzących się z winem. W smaku na wstępie jest nieco słodyczy, obecna też lekka kawa i niska do średniej goryczka. Ogółem piwo zaskakuje i jest bardzo przyjemne, a do tego zdradliwie łatwo się je pije.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1489) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours black in colour with a beige foam head leaving lacing and aroma of roast malt, citrus & pine hoppy. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, toffee, coffee & chocolate, with some citrusy hop, pine and grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, roasted earthy bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syfher (182) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge. Deep brown colour with a light brown, creamy head. Great aroma of hops and chocolate, as the taste. Nice and powerful palate. Try it !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (1946) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2015
A very dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. Aroma has strong liquirice, also salt liquirice, some dark fruits and pine. Also some unique and hardly described notes of marshmellow and overriped fruits. Taste has liquirice, some roastiness, salt, also fresh fruityness, medium bitterness that’s nicely increasing in the end to the slightly piney. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Very good and slightly unique black IPA, the powerful and tasteful liquirice is just great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (2965) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle from Voldby, shared with Niller - very dark brown verging black coloured pour with a generous tan coloured head. Aroma and taste comprises roasted malts and and some tropical fruity notes of grapefruit, great grassy and piney hoppy character, some chocolate, coffee, caramel, all comes together very nicely. Gorgeous.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (70) - torino, ITALY - MAR 24, 2015
Birra nera, schiuma marrone abbondante e persistente. Trionfo di sapori e odori tostati, caffč, finale amaro, alcool ben nascosto.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xbro (13) - - MAR 22, 2015
Mooi donker biertje. Aroma van citrus (ananas?) smaakpallet van koffie, citrus en bruinesuiker. Bittertje blijft lang hangen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (417) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Unclear dark brown beer with a white head. Taste is strong bitters,grapefruit, lots of herbs, malty, fruity. Good long bitter afthertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1317) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2015
20.9.2014. Very dark beer with big brownish head. Roasty aroma with coffee, brown sugar. Taste has dried fruits, plum, slight liquorice, hops. Quite smooth. Not maybe bipa style but rather complex and nice. Could be heavier with the abv.


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