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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Black IPA
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask and bottles; semi-regular.
Originally released a for the Chesterfield CAMRA festival.
Renamed as Wild Raven in 2013 due to another beer going by the name "Raven" elsewhere
The recipe for the brew came from James Kemp, who joined the team a few months ago. Previously crowned the New Zealand Home Brewing Champion in 2008 and winner of a Liberty Award, Kemp used Maris Otter, Black Patent and Chocolate malt along with Nelson Sauvin, Centennial and Sorachi hops.
The beer, called Raven, has bitterness and hop character and plenty of malt flavours to give it complexity.
James moved on to Buxton brewery and is now a freelance brewer

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3.7
jooilakon (413) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2018
Bottle 330 ml with ABV 6.6 % from Beerwulf. Aromas are sweet of fruit/berries, earth and caramel. White beige fluffy long-lasting head and dark maroon/amber body. Taste is bitter malts with notes of fruit, caramel, forest berries, hay, hints of vanilla and alcohol. Smooth and creamy palate.

4.2
julesxxl (875) - FRANCE - FEB 28, 2018
(dark-red, nez yeast pamp doux, fraise,violette, onctueuse, hoppy, ~amer, doux blé, pin, citron-prune confit, last)

4.1
sam_uk93 (90) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2018
Pours a very dark red, almost black, with a big off white head. Aroma is fantastic. Slightly floral, coffee, vinous. Taste is quite sweet up front, leading to a nice malty, strong coffee in the middle, finishing with a big, dark, vinous bitterness that lingers for a good while, with more coffee. Medium carbonation, medium to full bodied. Really great black IPA.

4
nybol (2814) - DENMARK - FEB 7, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2018 Ikke så meget bitterhed, men den er skarp nok til at den virker som ipa. De mørke noter som kaffe anes også, ikke det værste som nydeøl

3.9
Cimbasso (1111) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2017
Sampled from a bottle. Pours nearly black with a tan head. Rich roasty flavours with a toffee-ish malt taste. Good bitterness with quite fruity hop flavours. Good balance and great mouthfeel. Very good and highly drinkable.

4
ddesprez (112) - Saint-Marcel, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2017
Cette bière de type India Pale Ale vous surprendra par ses saveurs! En effet, créée par la brasserie Thornbridge, en Angleterre dont les mots d'ordre sont passion, innovation et compétences, vous apprécierez les arômes de cette Black IPA goûteuse. Brassée exceptionnellement pour le festival Chesterfield CAMRA, la Thornbridge Raven dévoile une robe brune et foncée, dotée d'un col de mousse beige. Côté arômes, on peut sentir des malts torréfiés, du houblon, des citrons et des touches de pins. En bouche, une explosion de saveurs est délenchée. On peut remarquer des notes de café, de chocolat au lait, d'agrumes, de pin, dans un ensemble bien houblonné et assez amer. La Raven se révèle être une Black IPA de grande qualité, encore un chef d'oeuvre de la Brasserie Thornbridge ! Amertume 3/5 Douceur 2/5

3.6
Juks (1465) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 6, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown colour, big beige head stays. Aroma is roasty, herbal, fruity, cherry, hoppy. Taste is roasty, coffee, bitter, resinous. Long hoppy bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, average carbo. Nice Black IPA, hoppy.

3.5
adamnase (1109) - Kronoby, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle 50 CL @Vltava, Helsinki. Pours brown to black coloured with an lacing brownish head. Notes of licorice, hops, citrus, roasted malts, raisins. smooth

3.6
hrabren (2124) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 2, 2017
Bottle shared with Višnja 666. Thanks! Dark brown, small off-white head. Moderately hopped, herbal, chocolate, ash. Dry, aromatic with herbal flavours. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very smooth and nicely balanced.

3.4
Sebilinz (2872) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 28, 2017
Draft. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is cardboard with fruits and hints of malts. Taste is malty caramel herbs and some spices. Aftertaste is nice balanced. Maybe to old but ok.


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