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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
What is with the paradoxical term ’Black IPA’ anyway? Whatever it is, we do love black beers.. also smoked beers, and of course everyone loves hops these daze.. A complex blend various smoked, caramel and subdued roasted malts lay the base for a combination of piney, dank and (dark) fruity hops.. While there is a lot to contemplate with this beast, just be sure to enjoy it without getting too sucked into its enigmatic composition. Label Design Notes: The layout of the label reinforces the absurdity by recalling both early promotional materials from Braun and Alfred Stieglitz’s photo of Marcel Duchamp’s "Fountain".

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3.9
Oakes (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle, Legacy. Dark brown with a thin, bubbly head. On the nose, a mix of smoke, fruity. On the palate, rich and hoppy with lots of smoke, bitterness, chocolate and roast malts. My kind of beer.

3.8
Gerbeer (3897) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours black with moderate head. Aromas of lightly smoked malt, chocolate, and the local grocery store, (fresh fruit and veggies). Flavor of dark dry chocolate, subtle but dank piney hopes and lighty smoked malts. Everything in moderation for a very nice dark beer.

4
minutemat (5944) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2017
355ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours very dark, medium foamy tan head. Aroma of leafy herbal pine. Taste is pretty interesting. The pine seems to work in tandem with the smoked lightly peaty, woody element, underpinned by some herbal moments. Good clarity of flavours. An interesting take on a Black IPA that actually works.

4.1
javiercrasher (622) - Granada, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2017
En nariz herbal y torrefacta. Cuerpo medio, oleosa. En boca lupulada, intensa, con notas torrefactas. Compleja. Alcohol bien integrado y el ahumado ni se percibe. Muy buena. En botella. BB 2017-12.

3.1
daje (4436) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2017
What’s Brewing 2016, day 1. Dark brown body with almost no head. Aroma is roasty and burned with pine and ashes. Tropical fruity taste with caramel and a light smoke note. Not sure if I fancy the smokeness in this one. Dry and crisp bitterness.

4
kaserov (930) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón estilo café de tres dedos de grosor (cremosa y de buena retencion). Carbonatación media. Textura oleosa y untuosa. Aroma a malta torrefacta, tabaco, resina, lúpulo. Sabor fuerte, torrefacto, resinoso (mucho lúpulo), ligeramente frutal, con reminiscencias de café. Al tragarla llega el toque ahumado, muy leve, solo se capta en los primeros tragos. Después, amargor medio y resinoso, ligeramente licoroso también. Final seco. No sé cuánto tiempo llevaba embotellada, pero la veo más Black IPA que Smoked. Y qué nivel...

3.1
rougeau13 (3158) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2017
Bottle. Very dark brown with a pillowy beige top that just sits there and laces very heavily. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, dank and smoke. Tastes bitter and charred. Medium bodied and smooth. Very drying with a long ashy finish. Too lopsided with ash.

3.3
Tasche39 (364) - SPAIN - APR 21, 2017
Compensada, pero no me convence el sabor, no llega ni a Ipa ni a Stout, se queda un poquito corta

3.4
reebtogi (6350) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
355ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light brown head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains, chocolate, pine and dark fruits with some smoky notes. Taste is a roasted grain and pine hop bitterness with a dark fruity and malty sweetness finishing with some smoky notes. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a nicely done smoky brew that is also balanced well between the hops and malts. Recommended.

4.6
Acaro (304) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2017 Aroma: Smoked chocolate notes and some coffee notes too. Appearance: Dark brown color with hazy liquid and a frothy tan head. Taste: Light sweet notes behind a heavy bitter touch. Palate: Full body with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Long bitter finish. Overall: Great beer. Leaves a great memory on the palate. Bitter smoked touches with chocolate memory every time.


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