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


on tap

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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

Povester's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Povester (13) - Birmingham, West Midlands, - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Pours black, with nice lasting frothy tan head. Lovely roasty taste, leaves a nice impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (91) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle at home... pours black with a tan head with lots of lacing. Citrus aromas dominate, grapefruit and orange... thick and creamy in the mouth, with slightly roasted chocolate malts with a citrus hop backbone. Nice burnt bitter finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2005) - DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Keg. Black with a medium sized beige head. Lots of chocolate and cocoa in the nose. Hops are more up front in the flavour with citrus, lychee, persimmon and honey, with malty notes of dusty chocolate, cocoa, light earthy coffee. Medium body, little sweetness, fine bitterness. Dry hoppy finish. Drinks well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22869) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Black coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and citrus peel with roasted notes. Fruity flavour of hops and citrus with roasted notes. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomio (317) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Portermainen, vappuolut. Pieni Pullo, mutta ihan nasakka alkuolut. Maistuva, joskin vähän tuju alkujuomat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1168) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottle at home 30th April 2015. Aroma, chocolate, leather, liquorice, hops, coffee. Taste is grapefruit, cocoa, chocolate, hops, delicious beer. Carbonation is spot on. Great CDA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2086) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2015
April 15, 2015. On tap at The Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan.
Black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is estery with red berry sweetness, some licorice, light roasted and slight tropical fruit notes. Taste is sweet berries and toffee, slight roast with a soft finishing bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4546) - 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 (20658) - 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 (4681) - 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 (11378) - 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.

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