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Brewed by Brewery Songbird
Style: Black IPA
Kisarazu-shi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a collaboration beer with LIQUORS HASEGAWA. As the name "Black of Friendship" suggests, this beer came out of our friendship. They supported us even before we opened our small brewery. We combined our styles together to make this beer. They like black & bitter beer and we like belgian beer & herbs. Of course, whisky too. The beer starts with a peaty aroma with deep roast flavour. Toffee caramel, herbal bitterness, peat and roast creates long aftertaste. We hope you enjoy this beer with Islay whisky and FRIENDS! SONGBIRD Kyouhei Nakajima

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4.2
Geiserich (4636) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 2, 2017
,33l bottle at Linz Tasting. Black color, brownish head. Aroma is full of peated malt, sage, dark malts, some roastiness and sweetness, cacao, dark chocolate. Flavor is light peated, dark chocolate, sage, herbs, sweetness, cacao powder. Ends herbal and roasty bitter. Very complex and tasty brew.

3.9
Saeglopur (2381) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
330 ml bottle, bottled Oct 2016, shared by Geiserich, thanks!

Almost black body, with a medium, creamy, beige head.

Aroma of peat, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, fresh herbs, citrus, some ash,

Tastes quite similar, with a bit more cocoa powder.

Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.

Finishes roasty, medium dry, a bit hoppy, a bit peaty, slightly wooden.



Very nice. Really diverse, with a lot of depth, roasty, sweet, hoppy, dry and peat notes in a great balance. Unique stuff, while it isn’t overwhelming, drinks pretty smooth. Enjoyed this a lot.

3.7
Sebilinz (2669) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Thanks to Geiserich. Black body with tan head. Aroma is peat roasted malts hints of coffee. Taste is coffee peat slight sourness coffee. Aftertaste is roasted malts bitterness and peat.

3.7
Werckmeister (3409) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
0,33l bottle at Linz Tasting shared by Geiserich, big thanks. Bottled 21.10.2016. BB 30.11.2018. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of peat, leathery, some herbs, weird but also nice smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of sage, leathery, peat, rather herbal, rosmarin. finishes quite bitter and rather peated with notes of rosmarin, peat and sage. rather unique beer, I am not totally convinced but its a lot better than most other peat beers, overall still rather nice.

3.7
jinroh (2366) - ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle from Hasegawa Liquors. Pours pitch black with deep brown foam on top. Aroma is mainly peaty, tons of peat smoke, some whisky and some smoked leather. Totally peaty, maybe even a bit too much though. Taste is also intensely peaty, caramel flavours and roast are also probably there but I am not really able to recognise them. I do recognise the herbs, big time - sage, rosemary - they depart some distinctive bitterness to the beer, different from what you can get from hops. Lots of liquorice and Rigas Balzams in this beer. Aftertaste is long as all this leathery pettiness really coats your mouth and these flavours linger for long. Overall, maybe I should have aged this bottle for a while, right now still not really balanced and needs to mellow down a bit.


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