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71
36
style
Brewed by Park Brewery
Style: Black IPA
Kingston-upon-Thames, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black ale brewed with Polaris and Summit hops. This hoppy, refreshing but somewhat dry ale has an aroma of leather and floral hops.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (3720) - Ipswich, Suffolk, - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle from Inn at Home, Guildford. Pours black with a lasting beige to grey head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, floral hops, dark fruit, thistle, leather and resin. Light sweetness, medium roasted bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is dry and becomes sweeter.


3
bateleur (111) - BETCHWORTH, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
330ml bottle from Four Hops Reigate note 6.2%. Pours very dark brown with no head. Aroma resin pine taste burnt bitter.

3.6
BeardedAvenger (1022) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2017
Bottle from Surrey Wine Cellar, Chobham. Floral tinged resin aroma. Dark and glossy, dark brown tints in the light. Thick creamy beige head. Initially a light bitter/umami. Then more bitterness kicks in. Malty with almost salt liqourice and spices when it gets going. Thick bodied. Creamy. Light fizzy carb. Low key finish. Restrained but in this case it's a positive. Well balanced. A black IPA verging on a hoppy stout. Pleasant.

3.4
john44 (3300) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Cask Half Pint at London Drinker BF 2017 - Dark Brown in colour. Roast/burnt malts, some chocolate, caramel. Citrus fruity. Piney hops. Quite bitter burnt malts dominate the flavour. Dry and bitter finish. Tasty. Liked it. (2017-03)

3.6
BeerViking (4980) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle at 6.2% from the brewery. Black-brown with a very thin had and low carbonation. Roasty and bitter, notes of burnt caramel, grassy hops and liquorice, faint hints of strawberry and pine, long burnt-bitter finish.

3.4
Leighton (22019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Cask at the Finborough Arms - London. Pours murky, deep amber with a frothy off-white head. Some piney hops in the nose, toasted malts. Medium sweet flavor with ripening fruit character, mild roast and cocoa, slight bitter earth, dried berries and pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; OK condition. Moderately resinous on the finish, with more ripe citrus, toasty bread, slight grain and berries. An OK CDA.

3.6
Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle from Jacks (Westholme Stores) Goring on Thames, Oxon, consumed at home Sunday 17th May 2015 Very dark brown with a small filmy head. Hoppy on the aroma with a little roastiness. Really tasty like a black IPA, I am guessing it is a black IPA (though not sure what the style is meant to be) A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.7
imdownthepub (15129) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2015
Cask conditioned at Egham Beer Festival #20. Clouded dark brown with cream head. Sweetish, fuller malts, some caramel hints then a hoppy, dry flavour comes through, tangy, citric. There is a late, smoky hint. Good stuff.

3.9
cgarvieuk (25653) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Cask at the Egham festival 2015... Dark brown black... Thin off white bubbly head... Soft pine.. Dark roast nose... Dark roast.. Dark chocolate roast... Big pine.. Dark roast... Long Light pine bitter.. Nice

3.2
joe19612 (3020) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky brown colour with a tight beige head, hop and malt aroma, taste is bitter with light malt with a dry bitter finish.


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