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style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Black Imperial IPA.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (521) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
Thick, black pour with a big Belgian style tan head. Sweet and sticky roasty malts upfront... Bit of a quadrupel thing going on too, with hints of the yeast and dried fruit. Piney, resinous hops and a decent bitter kick. Alcohol quite apparent. Interesting and tasty beer, if not slightly confused.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvhemert (381) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 AROMA: coffee, bread, toast, chocolate, hay, leather, APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy, tan foam, disappears quickly TASTE: medium to heavy bitterness, PALATE: full body, sticky, lively, astringent, bitter, long finish, OVERALL: very dark and complex belgian; good start. Too bitter towards the end and alcohol becomes very apparent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3613) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle. Dar roast nose, with light chocolate, some coffee, and spice. Dark translucent reddish/brown color, with a light tan head. Moderate chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark bread, some licorice, and piney hopping. Light but persistent bitter tracks in finish. Medium-heavy body, very pleasant mouthfeel. Nice stuff. Hides the alcohol fairly well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szymonskc (665) - Skrcz, POLAND - DEC 20, 2015
Zapach średnio intensywny, czuć głwnie palony słd, chmiel i karmel. Kolor ciemnobrązowy, zmętnione. Piana gęsta, drobno i średniopęcherzykowa, dosyć trwała i ładnie zdobiąca szkło. W smaku bardzo słodkie, karmelowe, palony słd, kawa i chmiel. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, goryczka średnia, wysycenie niskie. Fajne piwo, chociaż dla mnie trochę za słodkie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1233) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2016
Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts and hops.

Appearance:
Opaque ruby/dark brown beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruit and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and hops.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The roasted malts and the hops are perfectly balanced thanks to the Belgian Yeast. Extremely drinkable and enjoyable thanks to this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1708) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle from Beer Express in Tallinn. Pours reddish brown with a lightish beige head. A Black IPA you say - get outta town. Exceptional lace. The aroma is sourish astringent fruity with a roasty - or more like toasty - undertone. A bit of booziness even lurking behind there. Later it starts to give off more proper BIPA notes like roast, coffee, chocolate... The flavours more roasty, with an almost ashy bitter finish. Quite a lot of herby, citric and dry bitterness. Lightish body, minimal carbonation. The alcohol remains pretty much hidden till the end, except for the active warmth in the throat. An interesting brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patdelichte (202) - - NOV 26, 2015
Delft 26-11-2015 Lekker donker bier. Hele volle, zachte smaak en drinkt echt enorm lekker weg. Je zou het niet zeggen maar bevat toch 9,2% alcohol. Enorm geschikt voor de wintermaanden. Smaakt naar geroosterd mout, licht naar chocolade en heeft een licht bittere nasmaak.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (18377) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 25, 2015
Rstig slicher, deutlich hopfiger Antrunk. Steigender Hopfen, wenig alkoholisch. Wrzig hopfig rstig bleibend, slich, dann steigend alkoholisch. Eher trockenes Finish. 11/11/12/12/8/11

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (3251) - NORWAY - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 15.11.15. Ebony. Pale brown head and lacing. Aroma and taste of dark malt, roasted barley, chocolate, pine, dark syrup and tobacco. Quite dry. Scaringly high drinkability.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (5244) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2015
Flaske, delt med Ovesen mens vrteren kjlner: brunsvart med tett beige skum som varer. Nydelig aroma av brente mandler, rosiner, mrk dessertsjokolade og fuktig granskog. Fyldig, cremet munnfylde og smak med de samme elementer. Nydelig. Overraskende lett helle over drvelen - her gjelder det vre forsiktig!


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