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


on tap

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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
Une robe brune acajou et cette tête beige qui est certainement tenace et qui laisse une dentelle éparpillée. Au nez, les malts produisent des arômes de chocolat, de caramel et de café et les houblons sont forestiers et fruités. Au goût, une sensation florale et une forte impression citronnée envahissent le territoire malté. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen-mince avec des bulles actives et une texture légèrement crémeuse. En finale, le jeu des houblons et la richesse des malts se tiraillent sur mes papilles.

Fullpintofbeer (422) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2017
Tap @Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol. Small, off-white head, dark brown colour, clear, nice lacing. Aroma: bit of citrus, grapefruit peel, bit of roasted bread and malts. Bitter taste with citrus finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Quite ok, but nothing special.

Benters (52) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2017
Really good beer from a fantastic brewery. Nice to try something a bit different from your typical paler IPAs. Appearance: dark, slightly hazy Aroma: tropical fruits, roasted malt Taste: complex flavours, hints of chocolate and dark roasted malt alongside big hoppy bitterness and some sweet, tropical fruit/citrus flavours Medium bodied. Bitter finish.

alexmate (259) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2017
A really well balanced black IPA. Has cocoa, mild roasted coffee and treacle notes, followed by a slightly grassy hoppy taste, very smooth finish with some sweetness. Price Paid: £2.20 - 330ml bottle.

thanatosti (1772) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
On tap @ Thornbridge ’s Hertogenbosch. Clear very dark brown with a beige head. Hoppy aroma with heavily roasted malts. Very characteristic peculiar hop aroma but I definitely like it. Easily one of the best black IPA’s I’ve ever had.

bjorn77 (667) - Kraków, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Aromat: cytrusy i żywice, niezbyt intensywny. Wygląd: ciemnobrązowe, ładna warstewka białej piany. Smak: pijalne i lekkie, niezbyt intensywne, trochę gorzkiej czekolady, trochę kawy, mało nachmielone (piłem świeże). Goryczka niezbyt intensywna,lekka w kierunku średniej, chwilę zalega, piwo lekkie ale dobrze zbalansowane. Nie porywa, ale nieźle się pije

Karelbeersindral (128) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2017
Since I am a not too keen on the black IPA s, this was a great surprise. A chocolate and leather start with a citrus kick and a nice hop complexity at the end.

jamaty (2233) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 9, 2017
Color Coca-Cola oscuro, bonita espuma cremosa beige claro. El aroma es bruto, lúpulo. Poco agradable. En boca mejora mucho. Muy malteada, ligeramente dulce. Bastante ahumada. Evoluciona hacia un final bastante seco y ahumado. Algún toque frutal. En conjunto bastante completa. Se disfruta.

mithe (1855) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2017
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Fruity, piney, later dark malts.
Appearance: Dark brown color. Minimal, beige head.
Taste: Medium sweet, dark malts, fruits, light bitter.
Palate: Medium body. Bitter finish.
Overall: Good dark ale. Not much IPA character. Quite sweet.

JanNathanFeit (234) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2017
chocolate, citrus, orange aroma, brown, tan foam, medium bitterness, full body, orange- dark chocolate hoppy taste with long bitter finish.

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