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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A Black Imperial IPA.


DutchMark's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchMark (352) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (689) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2477) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (721) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2445) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (943) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear dark brown with a small tan head and an aroma of caramel, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and hops. The taste is slightly sweet and medium bitter, with a mediumlasting bitter finish. Nice beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (839) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle@tuulensuu. Opaque black color with tanned head. Aroma has licorice, lactic aromas, roasted malt. Taste is malty with long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of roasted malt, lactic elements, cocoa, hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2016
appearance: medium brown, opaque, with a creamy tan head and decent lacing. aroma: very hoppy nose, full of pine, grapefruit, general resin, and some grassy notes too; under that is some coffee and caramel. taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, toffee, coffee, brown toast, then some citrusy hop notes, followed by a splash of green spruce. finish: alcohol extremely well-hidden; lingering toasty dark malts, balanced by the citrus and pine. notes: Smelled like an IPA, drank like a generously-hopped sweet stout. That’s-a-nice! Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilman (100) - Taverny, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2016
This is close to the best IPA beers I ever drink. I was already convinced by Obscura and Magma variations of this beer, but this one tops both overall. Very dark one with a strong aftertaste, quite complex, coffee-like, alcohol level is very decent too but never hide the beer aroma. This is more than enjoyable, it’s definitely a pleasure. So, of course, this beer is... APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevalainen (576) - FINLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Very dark color with tall beige head. Aroma of vanilla, resins, and hops. Taste is sweet with bitter finish. Well balanced IPA, which I would definitely try again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gramoit (397) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2016
Good Black Ipa, Would try again. Quite hoppy on the nose, whilst malt taking the lead in taste. Good mix of Ipa and stout qualities.


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