RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
To take up the challenge and make a 100% true Brett black IPA can very easily become a fatal attraction for the Brewmaster. Once you get acquainted with Bretts irresistible, seductive, alluring and very charming nature, it will ensnare you and drive you mad obsessing over how exactly you can create the perfect desirable tangy, funky, tart flavor in ya mouth.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15750) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of pine, resin, dusty cocoa, grapefruit, roasted chocolate malt and roasted coffee. Medium body. Finishes bitter cocoa and resin. Hints of wild yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (483) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2017
kindly shared by Daniel @ CBCB tasting, thanks a lot for another species of this series so clearly (one additional point) identifiable as one. Again this nose of young brett, fruity, grapefruity against a background of that typical ultra-fresh towel cleanness of all the series releases. Taste, however, is different and a bit less convincing: roasted malts dried out by brett, some cold and old smoke and a slight hint of cow fodder.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chinchill (4679) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2016
22 oz bottle served in a goblet. Opened with a pronounced pfffft but did not overflow. The pour did raise an over-sized head. Very good retention. The aroma and flavor reveal a substantial influence of Brett, and the Brett dominates the aftertaste. I have little tolerance for Brett, so this pretty much ruined the beer for me. The base black IPA seems about average in malt/hop balance and strength, but perhaps more bitter than usual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (849) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 28, 2016
Marrom escuro de media/alta turbidez, espuma marrom irregular de abundante formao e mdia persistncia. Aroma misto entre tostado/torrado, lupulado, azedo; caf fica mais evidente com a temperatura. Paladar de mdio amargor e dulor residual. Corpo leve e alta carbonatao. Final de leve/mdia persistncia lembrando a caf gelado com adio de lpulo, a brett trs uma acidez inesperada que no encaixou muito bem. No ruim, mas tem baixa drinkability.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
obguthr (6097) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Leather and bandaid nose. Mahogany, thick tan head, good lace. Coffee, plum, bandaid. Medium body, soft carbonation. Older bottle and either brett doesnt work with the malt bill or there are some other bugs. This was unpleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
Rating #2186 - 2015.11.18 - Bottle from CBI - Pours a enrapturing black, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and grassy floral hops, and Brett funk. Taste is extremely hoppy, resinous grassy floral and noble hop notes tempered with a pleasant coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar sweetness of the toasted malt. Brett funk plays well with both. Ridonkulous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Satyroneto (354) - BRAZIL - SEP 18, 2016
Cor marrom escura com espuma bege de altas formao e persistncia com bela cascata quando vertida no copo; lacing razovel. Aroma com notas vinificadas de uva verde e em segundo plano um agradvel caf com chocolate e tambm um ctrico de limo. Sabor de caf com meio cido e final seco e amargo; retrogosto duradouro de torrado, lcool e leve adstringncia. Corpo leve e carbonatao mdia/baixa.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (1099) - truckee, California, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Great cold coffee smell. Black with crazy active brown head. Roasted coffee cream head leads to a nice rich body that the Brett cleans so quickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1642) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, clove, earthiness and honey. Taste is roasted malts, tart, caramel and slight black licorice. Finishes with a light bitterness. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6189) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2016
Aroma is dark/roasted malts, hops and funk all around. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, dark malts, very mild coffee, hops/mild hop resin and a mix of slight nuttiness and bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beachmaster (490) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 17, 2016
Bomber into a pint. Pours black, with a huge beige head. Nose is dark malt and hops. Taste follows, with enough malt backbone to keep the bitterness from dominating. Pretty good.

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