Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Black IPA
Bakewell, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (3378) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2016
On tap at Salon piva 09/2015, Bratislava. Pours dark brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma is malty, roasted malt. Taste is medium sweet, malty, coffee, chocolate, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2042) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Appearance: Black brown, with some nice tan head.
Aroma: Hops, dark malt, slight fruit.
Taste: Nice hops, fruits, good dark malt. Nice balance. Lingering bitterness.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 500 ml, CHF 6.20
Info: 19/3-2016, BB: 10/6-2016

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HolaWot (21) - - MAR 20, 2016
Hoppy aroma medium body and medium white head. A little creamy. Caramel roasted malt and hoppy taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (1485) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 16, 2016
Dark brown to black colored, medium light beige frothy head, good lacing and lasting. Aroma is of dark malt, chocolate, bit roasted notes and strong citrus and pine resiny hops. Taste is medium sweet caramel and chocolate, some roasted malt, again strong citrus grapefruit and pine hoppy aroma, moderate+ bitterness, bit burnt notes, hoppy and roasty dry bitter finish and lasting aftertaste, dry hopped. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, resiny. As my first BIPA ever, it has a special place reserved. (bottle, Mitra Den Bosch)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alvaro78 (305) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2016
Aromas a maltas oscuras que dominan sobre el lúpulo Buen aspecto y carbónatacion correcta En boca equilibrada ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diabobale (468) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - FEB 28, 2016
Color tonaca di frate scura, con riflessi rubini e schiuma beige chiaro persistente. Al naso sentori agrumati (pomplemo) su buone note tostate. Corpo medio-leggero e carbonazione non eccessiva. In bocca si ritrovano note agrumate e un ottimo amaro finale dalla buona persistenza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10459) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Nice mix of cocoa and coffee roasted malts and what is a fairly unique hop profile for a black ipa - dank and citrus forward, but with more lemon and soapy spice to it than usual. Not my favorite in style, but a nice change of pace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Markth (149) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Bijna zwart, wit stevig schuim. Niet heel erg bitter, subtiele hop, donkere mouten goed te proeven. @thornbridge den Bosch ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2797) - ngelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2016 Backlog, early amateur rating! @ Havregatan 20130405. Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy, roasted and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3603) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Darkish brown with a large beige head. Wafty aroma of chocolate, light bread and brioche, with bitter oranges and some tropical fruit floating above. Medium bodied, slightly creamy, moderate carbonation. Leans more towards grassy and tropical fruit in the taste, but theres still some orange. Classy pale malt and a little chocolate sit underneath. Fairly bitter a the end, with orange peel coming back into play, maybe some pine needles. Lovely beer.

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