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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The first brew in the new "Ales From The Dark Side" series, Black Perle is 90-minute, octo-hopped, dark IPA that weighs in at 9.5%abv and named for the German bittering hops, Perle, that were addede during the beers unusually long 90-minute boil.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6256) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Nose is roasty with hints of chocolate and black bread. Hops are somewhat herbal, danky, and peppery. Dark brown, almost black pour with a creamy tan head that settles to a thin film and nice lace. The flavor is dark and roasty, a little nutty, a little chocolate and caramel sweetness, herbal hop bitterness, floral hops, and peppery bite in the finish. A little thin, somewhat dry, spicy, and maybe a little alcoholic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9891) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jesss place. Pours a hazy brown with a thin beige head. Roast and sweet chocolate, touches of bitterness and a hint of a vegetal aroma. Sweet, vegetal vanilla, roast and chocolate. Roasty, chocolate, and cocoa bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8668) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Maxs tasting. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Malty sweet aroma with grassy hops. The flavor has sweet malts, grassy hops, and just a hint of vegentables. Decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2011
From the bottle, pours very dark brown with a thick tan foamy head. Aroma is rich, light coffee, brown sugar, slight alcohol. Taste is thick and a little bitter, a drying alcohol finish. Flavors of espresso, bitter hops, roasted malt, molasses. Pretty solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1588) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Wax dipped bottle from Busters in Memphis, TN. Pours a deep ruby brown with a foamy tan head. Smells like and drinks like an imperial stout that has been hopped up. Nice beer, even if it wasnt what I expect in a Black IPA. Malt dominates aroma and flavor, with a nice hop bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
raszputini (71) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a moderate light tan head. Hoppy nose. Im not really an IPA guy, but this doesnt really taste like an IPA. Its almost like a hoppy Imperial Stout. Distinct roasted malts, maybe some chocolate or cocoa. Hops are robust but not overwhelming, and are tempered by the malts. Enjoyed it a lot. Ill buy it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13286) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
A deep dark brown IPA with a very thin moka head. In aroma, nutty chocolate, lightly hopped, vinous notes. In mouth, an interesting bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, musky and nutty, nice. Cask. On tap at Brewvival, Feb. 26 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bomber. Pours a very dark, almost black, shade of brown with small tan head. The aroma is chocolate, slight roastiness, lots of herbal hops, a fruity note, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is quite roasty with some toast and dark cocoa. There is a fair bit of hop bitterness and piney and herbal hop flavor. The finish is woody with some slight burnt and dry cocoa notes. Pretty good. I wouldnt call it a black IPA, though. Its just on the bitter side of a strong porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Deep brown, fluffy tan head, very rocky, excellent lacing... Aroma of chocolate, roast, citrus, lots of cereal grains, creamy... Very roasty, citrusy, creamy body.... lively dry medium body, alcohol is masterfully hidden, didnt realize it was 9.5% til nearly done the beer... very fine example...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Sampled at the first brewvival festival. Hazy brown pour. Surprising hop nose, and bitter. Big carbonation and very vegetal. This really was a dissapointment. Could just be in comparison with so many other great beers...


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