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Brewed by Beavertown Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Tottenham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION The Bollywood of beers. We wanted to build a recipe which really pushed the love affair between dark malts and hops. So we designed the brew around allowing the hops to sing on top of a dark malt bomb. We aimed to brew an almost dark chocolate-like base beer and then piled on with the tropics of summit and centennial hops, lifting the waves of smooth chocolate off the tongue. We categorise Holy Cowbell as an India stout. India coming from the same meaning behind India pale ale. Basically lots and lots of hops added in their masses at the end of the boil and then in dry hop, to extract maximal hop flavour and aroma!

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (2444) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2017
Can from Oddbins. Pours very dark brown with a large frothy beige head. Aroma of hops, malt, roasted coffee, chocolate, citrus and pine. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AssKicker (410) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - MAR 28, 2017
Couleur brune/ambr fonc en versant, noir intense une fois dans le verre. Belle mousse onctueuse qui ne faiblit ni ne trpasse. Nez tout dabord sur le caf qui fini par disparatre pour laisser place des notes de pin au bout de quelques minutes. En bouche cest comme au pif : dabord le caf qui fait impression, puis finalement les houblons avec l encore du rsineux. En fin de bouche on est plus sur le toffee/caramel avec encore le caf qui perdure tout en douceur. En laissant se rchauffer, le ct IPA prend lgrement le dessus par rapport au ct Stout. Bref, vl un trs bon mix des 2 genres.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmy239 (16) - Zrich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 24, 2017
[email protected], dark colour, hight dense head, coffee, malti, little hops in between, overall rich

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrumpy369 (680) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 20, 2017
Can at home. Deep brown, almost black colour small brown lacing. Nose is dissonant. Hops and chocolate. Taste is pretty dissonant as well. Hoppy bitterness with definitve roasted malty notes. Idk. Feels like someone grabbed a wrong bag of malts when brewing an ipa...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Draft at Dynamo. Black color huge tan head with good retention. Aroma of burnt espresso and pine. Taste is bitter earthy cocoa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaserov (527) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 1, 2017
Color marrn oscuro, turbio y pantanoso, con capa de espuma marrn de dos dedos de grosor (buena retencin). Carbonatacin media. Textura acuosa. Aroma lupulado, resinoso, a caf y malta tostada. Sabor lupulado, con rpida presencia de la malta tostada y el caf, con buena dosis de amargor final. Seca. Postgusto a cafetn amargo que mete miedo. Muy bien balanceada y super rica teniendo en cuenta su escassima graduacin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thomatito (85) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 25, 2017
0,33l can. Nose: coffee, dark chocolate, weed. Taste: grassy floral hops, roastiness, dark chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onesimus (62) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Is it a black IPA or a hoppy stout? I don't know but this is a turbulent marriage of bitter hops and bitter malts. The slightest hue of plumb makes this the darkest of brown and the half finger of light tan head that was soon spent. Nose has a fervid herbal hop hit over the notes of coffee, dark chocolate, hints of liquorice and dark fruits Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation. Bursting with bold character it kerpows tastebuds, upfront is the edgy herbal note followed by the acerbic malts bitter coffee chocolate and liquorice. The flavours linger and when the intensity ebbs away there is a burnt caramel and dark fruit. A complex concoction the is calculated to be a dry intense experience.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (927) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
330ml can. Pours extremely dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolatey, hops, tropical fruit and pine. Taste is hop forward, tropical fruits and pine, but theres a nice malty base, chocolatey and roasty, finish is bitter and hoppy again. Medium body and medium-high carbonation, mouthfeel is quite smooth if a little gassy. Decent BIPA, not quite as good as Black Betty though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (470) - GERMANY - FEB 14, 2017
Pours pitch black with thick beige head. Nose of intense hops and roasted barley, however hops is dominating. Taste is extreme roasty coffee to cocoa notes followed by green hops, herbal and bold. Finish is mainly roasted barley... AWESOME!


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