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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: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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.

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5070) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from my friend, many thanks Daniel. 6.5% ABV. Very dark chestnut color with thick light beige head. Roasted malt, citrus hops in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, licorice, citrus, resiny hops. Long resiny hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brodies_Best (257) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2014
330 ml bottle pours dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is sweet, hints of pine nut, rosehip, cocoa and roasted malt. Well balanced beer. Bitterness, coffee, burnt toast or marmite flavours come through followed by dry mouthwatering burnt caramel and grapefruit citrus freshness. Having this with a nice thick steak on a hot summer’s day. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (2822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2014
Backlog rating from bottle. It pours a deep brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, grains, piney hops, citrus peel and berries. Taste is quite bitter with roasted malts, hops and notes of coffee and persimmon. Body is medium with good carbonation. Overall, good BIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1613) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, peach and apricot. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, peach, apricotand brown sugar. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2775) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
Fra flaske (thanks, Cimbasso!) på RBHD-samling på Tau okt-14: brunsvart, og med storboblet kort beige skum. Deilig aroma av citrus, furu, kvalitetskaffe og portvin (vanilje?). Like god smak uten å være overhumlet. Litt lakris sniker seg inn mot slutten.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1222) - NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Shared bottle at RB/HD gathering at Tau 18.10.14. Aroma and taste of lime, grapefruit, sour coffee and sour caramel. Lime, citrus and sour dark malt in aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2900) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
0,33l bottle at RBHD-gathering, Tau, Oct-2014. Clear, deep ruby mahogany body with a light brown film. Vanilla, pollen, port on the nose. Dry, mellow coffee, dried fruits and faint liquorice on the nose. Medium to full bodied. Long aromatic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5312) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting. Black colour, tan head. Pleasant aroma of American hops, citrus and pine. Also roasty notes. The flavour has piney hops and roasty coffee notes, but they don’t blend in quite as harmoniously as in some other black IPAs. Still a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1459) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from Beer Ritz courtesy of the parents. Pours black with a tan head. Start off with some nice pine notes and a little spice before coffee notes. The pine seems to make a return in the bitter aftertaste. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (603) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 15, 2014
W aromacie sporo słodkiej kawy, ale nie jest to słodycz od laktozy czy od cukru tylko od owoców tropikalnych, głównie mango, jest super! W smaku likierek kawowy z nutą orzecha włoskiego, świetny balans pomiędzy goryczką a słodyczą, goryczka bardziej kawowa niż chmielowa, ale mi to nie przeszkadza. Wraz z ogrzewaniem wyszedł lekki sos grzybowy, ale nawet to nie popsuło bardzo pozytywnego wrażenia.

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