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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14498) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Capped 750. Pours dark brown with a 5 finger creamy light tan head. Aroma of dark malt with chocolate. Could be full bodied. Flavor is dark malt, chocolate and a lot of hop - which does seem to be resinous. Its very smooth - tho the hop bite interjects. Finishes just a bit ashy, bitter and entirely delicious.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattMex (10) - ITALY - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle. Dark, almost creamy, too hoppy for a Belgian beer. Capucine foam. Caramel malt. good. very good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maersk (212) - MOLDOVA - JAN 9, 2017
Dark brown, small creamy beige head, carbonation. Smells dark fruit, candy. Full body, ripe sweetness and heavy hoppy bitterness at the same time. Feels refreshing since heavily hoped. Very good and very weird :) Long bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3777) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2016
33cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 19-07-2015.
2 Cata Ratebeer Asturias.
BBD: 25-04-2016.
In short: cheesy dark ale.
Pours hazy dark copper wih nice off white head. Moderate head retention, poor lacing. Cheesy nose, licorice, caramel, little roasty. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is sweet, spicy, roasty, alcohol noticed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (824) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2016
Very dark, brown rather than black, weak white head. Smell is milk chocolate and leather, hint of citrus. Some wood and flowery bitterness. Taste is full and bitter, creamy and with a sticky finish. Full. Lots of cacao creaminess balanced very well against a crisp bitterness. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (530) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bires te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Bijna zwart met een grote bruine schuimkraag. G: Citrus, drop en licht grassig. S: Citrus, drop, chocolade en een beetje alcoholwarmte. Koffiebitter in de afdronk. Lekkere Black IPA. M: Volmondig met een stevige carbonatie.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (375) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2016
Color marrn oscuro, turbio, pantanoso, grumoso, repleto de restos de fermentacin o sabe dios qu, con capa de espuma marrn de dos dedos de grosor (muy buena retencin, se pega a las paredes del vaso creando costras y grumos interesantes). Aroma extrao, a malta y, quiz, algo de caramelo. Quiz la tom un poquitn ms fra de lo que debera y por eso no capt mucho aroma. Sabor ultra complejo. En boca es dulce, maltosa, con algn toque lejano de caf. El final es amargo y muy seco. Muy seco. Me encanta ese final y la sensacin que deja en boca entre trago y trago. Hay algo herbal por ah tambin, pero esta cerveza se me queda grande. Es de esas que, aun disfrutndola mucho, me da la sensacin de no haber captado ni un 20% de lo que hay en la botella. Muy recomendable. Ahora, eso s, con la categora de Black IPA tendra mis dudas. Y no la tomis muy fra.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Proeferius (124) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2016
[email protected] Pours black with medium head.Medium carbonation. Nice bitterness. Alcohol well masked.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2235) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 06/08/17 Deep near-black body, creamy beige head persists. Not overly prominent nose - roasty malt notes of chocolate & licorice, citrusy sort of hops in the works, touch of grassiness. Full body, slick with hops, some chewiness & structure. Some chocolatey malt sweetness upfront on the body, biscuity, toast, slight caramel malt with some hops in the works, not overty, but notes of citrus & stonefruits with a firm bitterness & lingering grass. Pretty damn good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerheart65 (1497) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2016
Deep black, huge creamy beige head, lots of lacing. Belgian yeast, bit winey notes, ripe dark fruits, caramel, dark bread. Full body, soft, dry, medium bitter, long dry and bitter finish. Feels bit harsh in finish, otherwise ok.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Orange_times (227) - UKRAINE - OCT 24, 2016
Pours in black colour with smal brownish head, poor lavinh. Aroma of ruby port, cognac, some background hoppy notes. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Full body, thick oily feel, medium sweet alchohol aftertase with dark chocolate notes.


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