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Weird Beard Something Something Darkside

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Black and Tan, a mashup between an imperial stout and an imperial IPA.

Batch 0039

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allanmb (195) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Pours translucent black with medium beige head which dissipates quite quickly. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and alcohol with some citrus hops. Nose is definitely more on the imperial stout spectrum than other BIPAs. Smooth carbonation with oily mouth feel. Taste is quite piney hops which quickly change to chocolate and roasted malt. This seems to be more of a mix of IPA and stout than black IPA but I like it! Not as light as an IPA but not as cloyingly sweet as an impy stout. Finish is medium to sweet with nice bitter finish and a little alcohol burn

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (5341) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
On tap @ Brewda ’16. The aroma has light roast, pine, tropical fruits, strawberries, citrus, hint of chocolate. Dark coloured beer with a medium, creamy, beige head. The taste is moderate bitter, has light roast bitterness, pine/resin, tropical fruits, citrus. Very mild, smooth palate. This is awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2016
Draught at Uiltje Bar. Hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, pine, caramel, coffee and spices. Good BIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2308) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
gedeeld met de boys onderweg naar Borefts 2016. Mooi inktzwart met een licht bruine kraag. De smaak en geurbeleving verloopt van cacao/chocolade tot aan zwarte bes. Mooie volle body en een fris bittere afdronk. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LazyPyro (599) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours black with a thin but long lasting tan head. Aroma: hoppy, pine, chocolate, alcohol, dark fruit, coffee. Taste: Pretty much as the aroma, quite hoppy with a nice chocolate and coffee hit, dark fruits, liquorice, light sweetness from the malt. Medium body, soft carbonation, well balanced though may benefit from a bit more roasted malts, awesome beer though an instant favourite for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inbreak (4722) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2016
22.09.2016, tap @ In de Wildeman:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry foresty, dark malts, pine needles, moss, minerals, grass, bark, hay, alcohol, hops, dark sugar, hints of coffee. Taste is slightly sour-ish harsh roasted, weeds, dark malts, alcohol, harsh hops, pine needles, citrus peel, moss, leafs, dark sugar, minerals. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry and harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2016
10 cl. draft @ Billie’s Bier Kafeteria. Black, deep mocha head that is mainly on the sides. Nose is licorice, herbal, thick syrup going to molasses with low blueberry&bramble but only a brief touch. taste is decent chocolate syrup, good amount of licorice, molasses, sugar, low herbal, faint bramble, molasses,... Really opens up when it gets a bit warmer, finish gets some lovely Sorachi Ace (presumed), nice cheesy hops, very nice, more mocha sweetness, less licorice, very interesting,... Body is very thick going to molasses, very interesting&fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7843) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 23, 2016
Tap at the Birmingham Beer Bash 2016. Poured a clear dark brown with little life. The aroma is light floral hop, some fruit and alcohol. The flavour is moderate bitter with a dry, fruity, yeast, light sweet malt, alcohol palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (4845) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2016
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Sandefjord. Pitch black color, good offwhite foam. High aroma intensity; roasty , choclate , coffee, light hops , some leather and malt . Full body & high complexity . Some immediate sweetness- high balancing bitterness - balances well. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (439) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2016
A bipa/impstout with a huge orange marmelade - almost Grand Marnier presence making me curious about what kind of hops had been used. Nose: slight alcohol fumes, herbal notes, hints of vermouth and lots of sweet oranges/orange marmelade getting really big in taste with only slight cocoa/chocolate and roast in the background. Also, this brew seems indestructible even after the rest had been left one night in the open bottle and not in the fridge. Flawless but imho more of a black dipa than a bipa/impstout.

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