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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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3.6
yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
Bottle, 22oz, from trade with Papsoe. A dark brown beer, lightly unclear and topped by a minimal sized off-white head. Lightly smoked, ham-like flavor with toffee and some vinous notes. Chocolate too. The flavor has some sweetness, but it’s mostly dryish. Piney hops, some grassy notes and a hint of orange peel too. Lasting finish with lots of chocolate, some coffee and ham, and a little touch of bitterness and a solid dose of pine cones. Not your average black IPA, but nice anyway. 130420

3.4
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG. Pours mostly clear dark brown. Nose and taste of roasted malts, citrus, bitter hops and coffee grounds.

3.9
bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bomber from Half Time. Pours very black with a transient tan head. Aroma of dark burnt malt, chocolate and something like herbal hop. And coffee? Full bodied. Flavor is very chocolate, hints of burnt malt, more than hints of coffee, and a fair amount of varying hop. Varying meaning I can’t tell what it is. Seems noble/herbal, but there’s so much dark flavor it’s hard to break this stuff down. There’s a barley wine aspect. There’s an IS aspect. It’s finishing burnt, chocolate, dry and pretty hoppy. There’s just way too much going on with this. Not that that’s a bad thing.

3.7
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear almost black - offwhite head. Peppery, fruity, roasted, bitterness, nutty, coffee notes, nice hoppy, grape fruits.

3.8
gunnfryd (14870) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, hop, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, roasted malt. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer.

3.5
Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, carmel, coffee, grapefruit, pine and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bakers cocoa, carmel, pine, grapefruit and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear dark brown color with a minimal frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate earthy hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2010
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, chocolate, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, grapefruit, some bittersweet chocolate, light alcohol warming. Smooth medium-full body, alcohol fairly well contained.

3.4
Lubiere (13898) - 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.

3.9
Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2010
22 ounce bottle from Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. Pours a dark orange brown color with small floating particles. Thin head with fair head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, chocolate, caramel and faint roastiness. Taste is bitter resinous hops with nutty roasty notes and a bit of caramel. Smooth, medium bodied and pretty good.


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