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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A Black Imperial IPA.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Not black so much as very dark brown, with caramel highlights. Dank resinous hop nose like the fridge at a homebrew shop, with some sweet dark-caramel malts and notes of anise, herb and espresso. Both bitter and sweet taste with flavors of dark sugar, espresso and herbal hop-bitterness. Avoids the fruit of both American IPAs and some Belgian yeasts, going for roast and spicy-herbal hopping; has loads of character yet still winds up a bit muddled. From a large bottle shared at the Metafoor café in Leuven.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
750ml bottle. Ont he blacker side for an impy black ipa, prob thanks to the journey it made, the hops are still here though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (562) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2014
Medium brown mokka coloured head, black colour, sweet soft citrus grapefruit smell with a coffe bitter smell, creamy high bitter dark chocolat taste could also be and porter some fruity notes in the background grapefruit like taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapez (1502) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of hay, grass, hops and liquorice. Brown colour with huge soft light Brown head. Nice and spicy flavour with a distinct note of English liquorice amongst he spicy hops. Pleasant mouthfeel, just mild bitterness nd a dry grapefruitlike finish.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MBarni (8) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 Un belgian black ipa bona. Una black ipa a l'estil belga menys llupulada que una black ipa normal però amb gran aroma

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (631) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee, some hops. Flavour is roasty, a bit hoppy, with some sweetness and bitterness in the finish. Definitely leans towards Black as opposed to IPA. Which is not a bad thing for this brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopfenWeisse (885) - - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Deep black color with beatiful huge beige head. Aroma is roasted, coffee, hops. Flavor is roasted, wood, hops, bitter, coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maarten1993 (196) - - MAR 28, 2014
Drank with Masum in Kandinsky 26-3-2014. Instantly liked this beer. One of the best beers available in mainstream beer pubs (in the Netherlands). Too bad it was on substitute draft. Great mix between IPA and an awesome stout (mostly the last one). Smells IPA like, fresh. Taste bitter, rich, chocolate. I’m not really good at this describing stuff haha, but it’s a really good beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanEric (959) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2014
Brown, small off white head. Aroma has fresh hops, somewhat citrussy. Bitter taste, full bodied, malty, with some chocolate in it. Nice combi of dark beer and IPA, hop aromas and bitterness. Bitter finish, good lacing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonTja (91) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
Pours brown to black with a thick beige head. Smell of cocoa, earthy, pine, some spicyness (?) a lot of carafa input. Taste quite roasted which follows with a sweetness combined with some nice hop bitterness, super high drinkability for the 9.2%, very easy going, but not something super off the charts, I expected some belgian yeasts, they were not there, and the hop profile is quite simple, some spicyness and a short but well giving bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, champagne bubbles.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HermanW (1021) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
330 ml fles @home. Gekregen op mijn 34ste trouwdag. Dit is wel een erg zware black IPA. Geen doordringende alcohol smaak.


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