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Brewed by Moor
Style: Black IPA
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Style: Black Ale Draught ABV: 4.7% Illusion is our latest creation, which is inspired by the awesome new beer style created in the States known as Imperial Black Ale. We really admire the profile of this new style but wanted a session strength version. We brewed ours at 4.5% instead of the typical 8%+, but wanted to retain the unique flavour profile. We sourced the special malt required from Germany and the hops from America to create a beer of stunning depth and complexity. The beer is black in appearance but lacks the acrid flavours associated with all other dark beers. This is achieved through use of the special German malt. The hop aromas and flavours are very intense, which we achieve through a major dose of dry-hopping in the cask. The result is a beer that wraps all the wonderful hop profiles of a pale ale inside a silky black exterior. It is truly an Illusion that deceives your eyes and dazzles your taste buds. Due to the rare nature of these special ingredients it is a limited release beer, but we are looking at making it more regularly available if possible.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (660) - Helsinki, - OCT 25, 2013
660ml bottle @ home. Ordered from Ales By Mail. This is good, very nice with this ABV. Of course more body would be nice, but you see less black ipa with this ABV.


3.2
Mishnok (359) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2017
From can, it looks a bit reddish brown when pouring, but more black on the glass. Found it very bitter with heaps of stringent roasted malts. Not really for me, but I'm sure it appeals to others. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Rubin77 (2394) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2017
F: medium size, tanned, good retention. C: dark, opaque. A: citrus, topical fruits, tangerine, bit passion fruits, cocoa, coffee. T: roasted dark malt, bit earthy, coffee, dry fruity bitterness, passion fruits, tangerine, I like this kind of style, enjoyed, medium to full body, lower carbonation, 33cl can from BXLBeerFest in Brussels.

2.6
blueruin (151) - - AUG 5, 2017
Not for me. Probably a good beer, but black IPAs jsut not a combination for me.

4
ads135 (4883) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Very tasty black IPA I picked up in London on my trip to Kew in 2017. Opaque in appearance and rich in roasted, bitter flavor. Chocolate and pine.

4
Alusmamuts (2061) - LATVIA - JUN 19, 2017
Dark brown with medium beige head. Nice hoppy aroma with citrus notes. Mild medium strong bitterness mixed with remarkable citrus sourness. Same mixture lasts in the aftertaste.

3.4
TET (3132) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2017
A colablack beer, a head is medium and beige. Aroma is balanced, tropical fruitness and roastiness of coffee, hint of chocolate. Taste has roastiness. some fruitness, quite dry, some burned notes in the end. Light+ bodied, smooth enough. Nicely balanced even with the low alc.%.

3.2
Finn (7837) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
Fra keg på bryggeripuben 29 Apr 17. Svart. Lavt mokkafarget skum. Litt lacing. Lett sjokoladeraoma. Smaken lettrøstet malt. Syrlig tørr avslutning.

3.4
Rune (13196) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2017
Keg, one-third pint at Moor Brewery Tap. Fawn-coloured head resting over a near-black body. Fair lacing. Roasted malt-fruity nose. The taste profile brings moments of toffee, liquorice and coffee. Malt-fruity bitterness to the ending. Soft in the mouth. Good drinking. (Attending East Bristol Brewery Trail 29.04.2017).

4
javiercrasher (619) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2017
Soberbia. Herbal y resinosa en nariz y torrefacta en boca. Bastante lupulada y con muy buen cuerpo. Cervezón. BB 01/01/2018

2.4
explosivedog (1421) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2017
330ml can. Pours black with some white head. Nose is blue cheese to me, just bitter umami creamy oddness. Pine, orange, grapefruit, lots of roast, something quite metallic. Not my cup of tea.


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