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RATINGS: 138   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 Stieglitzs photo of Marcel Duchamps "Fountain".

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6061) - 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
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acaro (67) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 13, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
isaacdg (12) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2017
Una Black ipa de libro, con un toque ahumado muy bien integrado, tanto en aroma como en sabor es una buena IPA con los toques Black que caracterizan a estas cervezas y el toque ahumado es una delicia.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1664) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 2, 2017
Dark brown to black colored, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing and lasting. Aroma is of roasted malt and chocolate, some grapefruit, fruity and floral hops moderate aroma with some pellety quality. Taste is medium sweet malt, some caramel, dark chocolate, roasted malt, smokey, some acidity (roasty?), medium hoppy fruity and floral, medium+ bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, oily. Overall nice and nice hoppiness, but theres some acidity and slight astringency in the taste that brings it down... (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joet (2574) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 29, 2016
lcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woodylcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woodylcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (2924) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2016 Botella 33 cl en el kraken 20..09..2016 de cervezalandia lote ES00095 hasta 12..2017 (r134). smoked India black ale con bastante carcter y sabores pronunciados. Buena sensacin alcohlica con 8 vol y amargo suave final duradero. Buena. Para repetir.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1443) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2016
Die leder Rauchgranate. Massiv cremig, mit extremer Smokeynote und durchaus auch fruchtig Hopfenhart.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3400) - CROATIA - NOV 19, 2016
On tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa, Rome. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Light to moderate smoke, malty, caramel, some wood, licorice, Moderate sweetness. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (4713) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Not a smoked beer, but a Black IPA with an underscore of smoke, heres the rest. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a black color with a thin off white to almost tan foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Brimmed out/concave lacing clings adequately all along the sides of the glass. The aroma leads with a big charge of piney hops bold and up front. Slight resin, subtle bitter cocoa nibs. Barely noticeable smoke. The flavor is the piney/resinous bitter sticky hops up front. Dry piney aftertaste with the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Good carbonation - feels good for the most part. Enough harshness acting onto the bitterness. Overall, its a black IPA not a smoked beer and I rated it as a black IPA, numbers shouldnt be too long off due to misinformed person who added this to ratebeer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (7282) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2016.
Appearance: Brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Liquorice, hops, smoked, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, smoked, roasted malt, some fruit, liquorice.


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