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

bottled
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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9356) - Down South, - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle from Darts Farm. Hazy deep brown, almost black, thin beige head. Roasted malts, caramel, coffee and bitter chocolate there, with some nice hops in the finish, resiny and citrusy. By far not as hoppy as expected, more stout-like.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (676) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2017
Aroma of chocolate, wood, nuts and some hops, herbs and coffee. Almost black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium + bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a very decent Black IPA, especially for the ABV

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6764) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2016
Draught @ William K Kurvi. Poured near black in color with a thin light brown head. Roasted malty, licoricy nose, earthy, malty. Pretty well hopped, fruity flavors, roastedness, mild ash and hops. Mouthdrying finish. Nice body for this abv. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djoeye (4152) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2016
Aroma; dark caramel, coffee, cocoa, wood, nuts, toffee nougat, brown hops. Look; light brown big head on darkest brown body. Taste; cocoa cream, dark caramel, coffee, wood, ash note, nuts, hops, yeasty fruit - balanced dark finish. Feel; nice in the mouth. Overall; very smooth fruity pleasant dark beer. [33cl.can 4.5% BB:E.AUG2017 [email protected]]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (1128) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
roast grounds liquorice, soft fruits drowned out by the full on roastiness, ruby colour big frothy great amount of flavour for what is essentially a session strength bipa

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (5178) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2016
(Moor Illusion) Can 330ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 4.5% Black colour on the body, tall and thick beige head on top, with very good retention. Aroma has plenty of hops, with notes of citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, chocolate coming from the back, hazelnut, cocoa. Taste has a nice bitterness, both from the hops and the roasted malts, citrus, grapefruit, grass, chocolate, cocoa. Medium thin body, soft carbonation. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ipabr (200) - Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Lovely smell, a balanced smell. Both hop and malt on smell. Taste is great, really nice malts and fruity hops. Clean crisp texture and not heavy at all. Note to self; get moor...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3917) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2016
Can at home. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, mildly fruity bittering hops. Flavour is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Body is light to medium. An easy and refreshing light Black IPA, suits its sessionable purpose, though overall I prefer my BIPA a little more full-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theprof (627) - Nottingham, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2016
Tap. Special release. Sometimes the craft brewers share their pain in the American way. (read the commercial description). Anyway this black IPA smells piney to me, although not in an intense way. It pours dark with a persistent tan lacing. It actually tastes good with some pleasant hoppiness and a smooth finish. I just wish they would let the beer speak longer than the marketing guy. This is not America.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (2114) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2016
Black with a tan-coloured head. Aroma is grassy with some cocoa. Taste is crisp and citric

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3309) - SPAIN - OCT 17, 2016
Can 33cl @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. A: Black. T: Hops, resin, roasted malt.


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