overall
95
91
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Black IPA
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Black IPA

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4.4
Kingi (662) - - JUL 15, 2017
I think this was a perfect balance between darker beers and ipas. Neither is overpowering and the ipa style dry bitter finish is just right. Nice to drink and soft mouthfeel. Cant find any faults in this one.

3.6
Maersk (271) - MOLDOVA - JUL 9, 2017
Deep brown, a bit hazy, small beige head. Smells nuts, caramel with a big portion of hops, some alcohol. Full body, bitter, very well balanced with hidden chocolaty roasted flavor. Nice long bitter finish.

3.6
Onesimus (85) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2017
As you pop the bottle there's a good bit of "smoke" and the beer pours a rich dark brown with a good finger of beige head that lingers a little while. Nose is smouldering malt, citrus hops and a touch of tropical fruit. Quite a dense carbonation giving a soft, smooth and slick mouthfeel. On the palate it's depth of character comes across as firstly a good hit of grapefruit, this then layered with raisins and hints of an earthy liquorice. These continue in a graceful terpsichore stretching the flavours for a pleasant protracted period and the absolutely ages after is a hint of caramel that creeps up and kisses you. The melding of an IPA with a darker beer style, the depth and character of the texture and flavours along with the 8.8% ABV come together to make this beer experience about as enjoyable as it gets.

3.6
Kauge (1956) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle. BB 02 Nov 2017. Brown, beige head. Caramel and roast, some very nice grassy-ish hoppiness. A bit of alcoholic vapours in the nose. Pleasantly soft on the palate, a bit thin mouthfeel, dryish ashy-roasty finish, carbonation almost nonexistent. All in all rather nice!

3.8
Rune (12743) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2017
330ml from the bottle shop at Tuckers Maltings. Shared with djoeye and Finn. Patchy beige head blanketing the glass. Clear brown-dark reddish body. Delicate aroma of dark fruits and caramel malts. Solid taste profile of brown malts, dark fruits, molasses and pine. Semi-dry malt-fruity bitterness to the ending. Smooth and warming on the swallow. Enjoying. (Rating session at Finn’s, Tromsø 18.05.2017).

3.7
artemb (989) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 18, 2017
Look: dark brown with red shades, clean, opaque, not very stable fluffy beige head. Aroma: fruit peel, spicy herbs (basil, green garlic). Taste: light sweet with strong herbal bitterness. Flavour: fresh lemon, herbs, subtle roasted notes, lemongrass, green tea. Long bitter finish. Good.

3.4
Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2017
Flaske 330ml fra Tuckers Maltings. Delt med djoeye og Rune på Nerstranda 18 Mai 17. Ultramørkebrun. Filmskum. Spotlacing. Lett fjøsaroma. Smaken sukkertøy. Avslutter tørt & syrlig.

3.9
GhostS (365) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 22, 2017
Aroma - intense and rich, with lot of herbal hops, citrus, slightly roasted malt, some tart black berries. Taste - medium bitterness, slightly pungent in the background and aftertaste, green citrus, slightly tart unripe fruits, slowly replaced by slightly roasted malt, some burnt grains and notes of black fruit’s jam. Very good and pleasant.

4
djoeye (4605) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2017
Aroma; roasted malts, juicy malts, fruitiness, tropics, dark fruit, night in the tropics. Look; fawn head, black body. Taste; roasted malts, fruity malts, tropical hops, sour fruit, dark fruit – fine lingering semi dry finish. Feel; good body, gentle co2. Overall; nice fruity half-dry sipper. Recommendable. [33cl.btl abv8.8% # [email protected] Maltings [email protected]&biere Finn’s]

3.8
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2017
Une robe brune et sa mousse qui laisse une jolie dentelle. Au nez, des parfums frais d’oranges et de conifères. Un malt foncé pour faire le style. Des saveurs d’herbes et d’agrumes avec des nuances de menthe et une avancée céréalière plus complète. Un corps relativement crémeux avec une bulle amoindrie. Une finale chocolatée dans laquelle l’amertume des houblons rencontre celle des malts. Très bien!


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