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

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RATINGS: 630   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patjeadam (154) - - JAN 7, 2014
One of my favourite black ipa's. It combines the malty and the fruity in a delicious marriage. It smells amazing. And after that is a pleasant ride that keeps you longing for more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros IX (80) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle at home. A true to form black IPA. There was a strong flavour of malt and a good lick of hops in what was a tasty and thirst quenching beer. If I was being picky then I would say it could have coped with more hops, but this was a solid and tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (741) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Pours black, film of head. Aroma is leathery. Earthy and spicy, with going to biscuity at the end. Full body. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sarauckelman (492) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Clear dark red with a minimal tan head. Minimal hoppy aroma; flavor starts off hoppy but then segues weirdly into cheese. Medium-bodied, slightly sticky, and with a weirdly dry finish. Im not convinced.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (1454) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
The Winner. Witziger stinky Smokesmell. Lavendel, Majoran!?!? Rot, Rst und viel Black Goodness!!! MASTERCLASS. BRAUKUNST LIVE 2017.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (787) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Keg at ox184. Pours opaque black. Nose of mango, green, pine resin, light coffee and chocolate. Taste is toffee cake, dark chocolate, coffee, green hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikokaoja (152) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - FEB 15, 2017
15. 2. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Interesting black filtered IPA with a twist in taste, presumably due to a type of hops I guess. Very drinkable but with a specific bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4733) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle. Reddish brown coloured beer with a very strong light brown coloured head. The aroma is plainly bitter, and the flavour is strongly roasted and bitter with a good degree of hops. Overall a nice black IPA style of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2928) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Cask Pint at Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London in Mar 2010 - Black in colour. Mega Hoppy; resinous oily hops. Fruity; citrus-grapefruit and lemon. Very Malty; roast (burnt) malts, bitter dark chocolate, espresso coffee. Very dry finish. Liked this a lot. (2010-03)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (13426) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2017
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops, licorice and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antzrhere (170) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Pours black. Aroma is hoppy dark fruits. Taste is clean, roasty, citrus and blackcurrant hop flavour. Black IPAs arent my go to beer by choice but well balanced


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