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Weird Beard Fade to Black

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Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
ABV may vary.
Batches 0007 0022(at 7.3%) 0035

Black India Pale Ale. Sounds wrong, but tastes so right! An innovative new style challenges your preconceptions about how a dark beer should taste? Fade to Black is darker than a Metallica album cover and hoppier than a box of frogs on pogo sticks, this beer has a fascinating interplay between the fruity hops, dark toasted notes from the malt and the spicy rye.

Ingredients:
Grains: Pale, Crystal, Crystal Rye, Chocolate, Carafa III
Hops: Summit, Citra, Sorachi Ace


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1910) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Almost black beer with a creamy, medium and light brown head. Aroma has roastiness, liquirice, pine needles and some grapefruits. Taste is strongly bitter, pine needles and grapefruist, lots of roastiness, some coffee, balanced sweetness. Medium+ bodied, nice and smooth palate. Quite simple but enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kalervo (798) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bierstube 3/2015. Quite decent black IPA, a bit boring, not very hoppy, malty or roasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (443) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Dark brown to black color with beige head. Aromas of pine, lemon. orange and citrus. Taste is bitter at first with lemon and citrus coming off, followed by dark chocolate. Aftertaste is medium and bitter. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
10.1.2014. Musta olut, ei käytännössä lainkaan vaahtoa. Tuoksussa lakritsaa ja paahteista mallasta, havuista humalaa. Ei myöskään juuri hiilihappoja. Hyvin erikoinen. Maussa paahteista portermaisuutta, kahvia, mutta tyyppinsä mukaisesti myös humalaa, havuista sellaista. Ei oikein osaa sanoa tykkääkö vai ei. Alussa pettymys, mutta ei tämä oikeastaan huono ole.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (530) - GREECE - MAR 8, 2015
From tap at the Local Pub, Athens. Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate an caramel, hoppy grassy, floral, light pine. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (767) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle from BottleDog. Pour is black with a caramel foamy head, aroma is toffee, caramel, fruity, sweet, malty. Taste is toffee, coffee, chocolate, bitter. Very nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21553) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottled. More or less black colour, small beige head. Aroma is liquorice, some roasted notes along with some citrusy and wooden notes to it. Flavour is liquorice, wood, some caramel, cookies and mild roasted notes. Actually a quite tasty Black IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miggle (228) - Fürth, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2015
Poors very dark with medium stable, brown head. Smell has chocolate, coffee and licorice. Taste starts with full aroma but some disturbing bitterness comes in and stays quite long.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voncrease (47) - - JAN 4, 2015
Comment to follow ..................................................

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2411) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2014
Keg @London Craft Beer Festival 2014, The Oval, London. 17-08-2014.
Pours dark with some tan head. Roasty and herbal nose. Moderate bitterness, dry finish, Enjoyable.


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