Brewed by Allendale
Style: Black IPA
Hexham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle conditioned. Original recipe at 6% abv.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorgeLee (2066) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Slightly brownish dark beer. Extremely bitter dark liquid. Not much malty roasty notes here, a huge and one dimensional bitterness. Pine, spruce, slightly herbal. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (2604) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours black brown with a tan head. Good hop aroma. Very hoppy with a nice liquorice bitterness. Cracking ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18966) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle split at the Farewell to Bruces Pad Tasting, thanks to Leighton, 27/03/15. Mahogany brown with a moderate off white covering. Nose is charr, pine, spice, toffee, earthy hop dusting. Taste comprises cocoa rub, pine needle, light charr, liquorice. Medkum bodied, fine carbonation, earthy hop bitterenss in the close. Another decent slice of CDA aktion from these boys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24324) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
27th March 2015
Swan Song at Bruces. Thanks to Leighton. Almost clear deep amber beer, untidy cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Decent dark malt base, little roast. A touch of bitterish dark chocolate. Mild pine hops with traces of skunk and citrus. Touch of berry fruits. Dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7835) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Leighton! Coca cola brown, small foamy tan head, very light lacing. Aroma is passionfruit, lime, floral. Body is medium, smooth, low-ish carbonation. Taste is cola, floral, citrus, medium bitterness, dry finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14257) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep brown with small beige head. The nose is sweet, juicy, orange sherbet, cocoa, candy, juicy and tangerine. The taste is bitter-sweet, earth, toasty, earth, leather, wood, dirt, cold brew coffee and ash with a dry, coffee-driven finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great aroma and decent enough taste. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared in London - picked up from Ales by Mail. Pours brown with a frothy tan head. The nose holds brown bread, slight pine, ripening orange, citrus. Light to medium sweet flavor with sturdy roast, ash, burnt pine, rindy citrus. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish with some bitter char, baking cocoa, rindy orange. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (7322) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, dark brown colour with small to average, fluffy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Slightly weird aroma has herbal and chocolately notes, hints of smelly feet, juniper berry. Taste is dark malty, minimally chocolately, herbal overtones, some juniper; minimally watery. Not convincing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (1115) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit and oranges. Taste is sweet to start, citrusy but fast gives way to a very very bitter finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (12821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Cask at the Blue Blazer. Pours black, light grapefruit, dry and sweet, roasty.

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