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Weird Beard Fade to Black

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: The Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate, some malt and liquorice.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: A lot of liquorice, hops, some fruit, chcolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
Keg at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Black, small head. Aroma of grapefruit and licorice. Mid dry with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Licorice, grapefruit, cocos and lemon yoghurt. Mid bitter finish. Quite well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
Flaske 330ml spandert av Rune og delt med ham på Rundvannet 8 Apr 15. Svart. Høyt tett skum. Stabil kniplingslacing. Aroma av karamell & lakris. Smaken mild. Litt lakris. Blir tørr etter hvert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a medium, staying, creamy beige head. Aroma has licorice, chocolate, light coffee. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good licorice, chocolate, citrus hops, light bubble gum. Lovely, balanced hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1947) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kalervo (803) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bierstube 3/2015. Quite decent black IPA, a bit boring, not very hoppy, malty or roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (451) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1356) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (569) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidtjm (799) - 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

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