overall
97
94
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 505   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Black Imperial IPA.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1987) - Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2016
appearance: medium brown, opaque, with a creamy tan head and decent lacing. aroma: very hoppy nose, full of pine, grapefruit, general resin, and some grassy notes too; under that is some coffee and caramel. taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, toffee, coffee, brown toast, then some citrusy hop notes, followed by a splash of green spruce. finish: alcohol extremely well-hidden; lingering toasty dark malts, balanced by the citrus and pine. notes: Smelled like an IPA, drank like a generously-hopped sweet stout. Thats-a-nice! Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilman (146) - Taverny, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2016
This is close to the best IPA beers I ever drink. I was already convinced by Obscura and Magma variations of this beer, but this one tops both overall. Very dark one with a strong aftertaste, quite complex, coffee-like, alcohol level is very decent too but never hide the beer aroma. This is more than enjoyable, its definitely a pleasure. So, of course, this beer is... APPROVED BY TAVERNYS BLACK METAL CREW !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevalainen (639) - FINLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Very dark color with tall beige head. Aroma of vanilla, resins, and hops. Taste is sweet with bitter finish. Well balanced IPA, which I would definitely try again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gramoit (429) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2016
Good Black Ipa, Would try again. Quite hoppy on the nose, whilst malt taking the lead in taste. Good mix of Ipa and stout qualities.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16243) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Bottled 330ml (Saveur Biere)
Dark ruby color, good creamy beige head, lace. Woody, resiny, even caramelly-berryish nose. Medium-bodied. Sweetish caramel, resin, pine. Alcoholic kick. Warming. Robust, hoppy and also a bit boozy DIPA. Black IPA this is not.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkanu (52) - Iasi, ROMANIA - MAY 15, 2016
Really good beer, totally dark with a huge dark beige head. Tastes of roasted malt, resins and some caramel, hops and cocoa. Its not too bitter, but its really well balanced, remarkable beer I would gladly try again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (908) - Elche, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a hazy dark brown color with medium to high beige head. Roasty aroma, caramel, coffee, alcohol, resin and slightly citrus. Taste follows the aroma, roasty/toasty, resiny, caramely and citrusy, but with a strong alcoholic note. Moderate bitterness on the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1329) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. @Les Berthom, Tours. A very dark brown, nearly black, beer with a big light brown foamy head ; good retention and lacing. Light fruits (red berries, blackberry), herb, resin, roast, toast, pepper, chocolate. Light sweet, medium dry lasting bitter refreshing ; light warming baseline. Full body, average texture, light creamy, average good carbonation, fruity resinous dry bitter finish. Overall, a really good beer ! Nice toasty spicy bitterness ; good body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wixie (425) - BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2016
Dark brown, average head. Aroma of malt and peat. Heavy body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter, peaty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (626) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2016
Looks.. Black, tan cream large head. Smells..dark heavy roasted malts, sweet caramel, stone fruit and skittle citrus. Tastes..huge stonefruit, roasty malts and dark caramel, some coffee, healthy bitterness. Really smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Darn good.


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