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Tyne Bank Piccolo Black
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Brewed by Tyne Bank
Style: Black IPA
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Special.
Piccolo Black is a collaboration between local Barista, Piccolo Coffee and Tyne Bank Brewery. It is a black pale ale brewed with Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee which when drank iced produces lime and vanilla flavours. The hops, US Magum, Cascade and Galaxy complement the coffee along with the malt blend to give a hoppy ale with deep flavours.


strawman's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
strawman (26) - - JUL 29, 2012
Excellent coffee beer, Juicy hop and lime aroma straight away. Excellent carbonation and lacing. Deep black with a red hue and a tight tan head. Excellent hopiness on the palate giving way to a definate yet mellow coffee in the aftertaste. Very well done as this does not have the nasty harsh bitterness of some coffee beers. Another fanastic beer from Tyne Bank.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2012
tap at bow .. dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... little woody oaky roast malt nose ... soft mellow cofffee roast... soft charcoal ... dark malts ... little bitter linger

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2562) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. A black beer with a thin tan head. Red fruity, citrus and chocolate and coffee flavours with a roasted finish. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1551) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
500ml bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Lovely coffee and citrus combination both smell and taste-wise. Bitter and fresh on the tongue, with a good vanilla flavour mingling with some late chocolate. Medicinal towards the back of the mouth, the tingling citrus flavours stay all the way through and the finish is razor sharp and a real pleasure. My favourite of their beers so far, hope to try it on draught aswell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
On cask at the Ely Winter Beer Festival, 2012. A collaboration between Piccolo Coffee and Tyne Bank. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thick light tan head. Aroma of pine, coffee and chocolate. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Quite a dry finish. Lovely.


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