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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1468) - Berlin, - OCT 17, 2012
Not black so much as very dark brown, with caramel highlights. Dank resinous hop nose like the fridge at a homebrew shop, with some sweet dark-caramel malts and notes of anise, herb and espresso. Both bitter and sweet taste with flavors of dark sugar, espresso and herbal hop-bitterness. Avoids the fruit of both American IPAs and some Belgian yeasts, going for roast and spicy-herbal hopping; has loads of character yet still winds up a bit muddled. From a large bottle shared at the Metafoor caf in Leuven.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosskie (788) - 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 (427) - 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 (294) - 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 (119) - 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 (2192) - 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 (1456) - 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 (203) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puredelusion (303) - Lviv, UKRAINE - OCT 24, 2016
0.3 bottle. Pours dark brown color with medium off-white head. Aroma of wine, wood, cognac, fruits and flowers. Flavor is medium sweet, medium chocolate bitter with alcoholic warmth. Finish is medium long and bitter. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (376) - DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
Large bottle. Pours black with a tall, massive, tan head. Excellent aroma of coffee, chocolate, chili and alcohol. Great palate, full body, slick, average carbonation, bitter finish. Flavour is very balanced, though heavy bitter with sweet tones. Fantastic beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Bottled 33cl. It pours a dark, murky, deep ruby beer with a healthy bubbly beige head. Grapefruit, boletus, shallots, resinous hops and roasted malt showing up in the nose. Boletus rather apparent in the taste. Medium bodied. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice roasted malt components on the swallow. Good bitterness. Dark chocolate and grapefruit in the dryish finish where yeasty components sneak in.


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