overall
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96
style
Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: Black IPA
Ashford in the Water, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VastActiv (6024) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 0.5l from Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is almost black with brown head. Aromas and flavours are malts, hops, roastiness and fruity citrons. Totally fabulous beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandman (2900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
There is just ratings without the usual comments. Hate it, but sometimes it is the only option.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6764) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
50cl bottle, shared. Almost black color, brown head. Hoppy, grassy, light cocoa in aroma. Flavor has roastedness, medicine- herbal notes and licorice. Bitter, hoppy finish. Very dry finish. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3612) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Bottle 50 cl, shared at Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki. Black in color with tan head. Hops, grassy and bitter in aroma. Dry, grassy bitter, but yet smooth, citrus in taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2985) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Dark, caramel tinged brown pour. Big tan head with plenty of lacing. Big aroma of hops, nuts, flowers, chocolate, and malt. Smooth and peppery hop presence. Malt and citrus flavors galore. Almost a chocolate covered orange flavor. Very complex. Taste, quaffable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5878) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Black pour on tap. Sweet and bitter but also good hoppy taste. Very original and liked a lot. Def would have again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Peter_L (1246) - SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
Flaska 50 cl frn Systembolaget. Mrk vtska med hgt skum. Kraftig humlearom. Brnd smak. Fattar inte vitsen med denna stiltyp.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (4008) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle - 500ml. Dark brown body with an average beige foamy/creamy head. Decent malty aroma with hoppy, brown sugar, and fruity hints. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries woody and grainy notes. Ends with a good, moderately warming, bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hrning, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2012
160512: Black color with a fine creamy foam. Hoppy aroma. Good roasted and hoppy flavor.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jongobongo (9) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012 does not count
Fantastisk krona, som badskum. Mycket söt. Lite diskmedel tycker Max. Liten beska. Aningen bränd smak. Lätt kaffetonad. Inget speciellt, lite småtrevlig men egentligen inte värt att bekanta sig med ytterligare. 3


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