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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A Black Imperial IPA.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dudebun (137) - - NOV 24, 2013
This reminds me of Dogfish 90 minute IPA, must use the same toasted malt. Certainly not black in any way, nor does it remind me of any west coast IPAs I can think of. Definitely tasty though. Citrussy, toasty, caramel. A weird one but a good one.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (394) - NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has roasted malts. Taste has raosted malts, coffee and hops. A nice balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (16) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 27, 2015
Aroma: complex roasted and burned notes, grassy hop, cacao beans, roasted hazelnuts. Taste: Sweet with light to moderate spicy bitterness. Slightly oily aftertaste with some yeasts, spice herbs, some dry fuits, some coffee. Alcohol is very light. Overall this looks like a belgian-style stout with beligan yeasts and grassy hops (what is slightly unusual for this style). Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (699) - CROATIA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle; pours dark amber with an off white head; aroma is sweet with hops, caramel, with some coffee and dark malt; taste is initially sweet with caramel and roasted malt; then becomes bitter with the hops and some citrus; finish is bitter with a hint of coffee; very good beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1725) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Hippo Beers. Dark brown body with a large beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of Coca-Cola, coffee grounds, fig and Marmite. Flavour of earthy hops, raisin, pine and plum. Quite boozy. Medium body with a smooth texture. Light fizz. An unusual, tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (72) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 21, 2015
Hazy dark brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt with some herbal hops. Taste similar, sweet caramel and lots of chocolate to roasted coffee/charcoal and a bitter dry spicy herbal finish with maybe a touch of pine. Bit of alcohol heat. Medium to full bodied. Not as strong in the hops and bitterness as some BIPAs but still very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (420) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Appearance is very dark brown, pretty much opaque, a big, fluffy beige head which persists. Aroma- lots of hops, orange, marmalade, coffee, roast malt, fruity. Smells good. Taste- coffee, orange, milk chocolate, toast with marmalade, hints of burnt treacle, hops, pine, hint of lime juice, bitter finish. This is very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (198) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 5, 2015
Botella. De @vivalabirra en casa 05/02/2015. Color negro, aromas torrefactos, sabor torrefacto

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1028) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 2, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2015 BOTTLE 33 CL. The aroma starts with black malts and coffee beans, but the hops push them out. The hop aroma is bright „German”, intense grassy, lemongrass, astringent unripe fruit. Some smelly soft cheese rind too (yeast?). The taste is right in the middle between a stout (roasty, light chocolate-like sweetness) and an IPA (hoppy) with a strong spicy and grassy bitterness. A Black IPA that stands a little apart - no american hops, and the yeast is not American either.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Serapac (178) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle. Brown, medium beige head. Aroma mainly malts. Quite strongly carbonated. Taste bitter-sweet, coffee, hops, rather complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rugamu (109) - SPAIN - JAN 26, 2015
Cerveza extraña con toques amargos y dulces a la vez y con un sabor herbal bastante presente. Se deja beber y no parece que tenga los grados que tiene, pero si tengo otra opción, no repetiría a pesar de las buenas críticas que tenía.


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