Victory Art Brew Black Sails IPA

Brewed by Victory Art Brew
Style: Black IPA
Ivanteevka, Moscow obl., Russia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Black Sails - the beer brewed in a very contradictory style. The contradiction is in the name of the style - Black IPA or "Black Indian Pale Ale". The history of this style is not very long - it started just a few years ago. It all started in US and doesn’t have any connection to India despite the name. The authors of the style tried to brew a beer which was very similar to IPA in terms of aroma and taste but had a deep black colour. The problem which the brewer encountered was that dark malts used to brew dark beer tend to add a coffee-chocolate-burnt flavours and aromas - the characteristics usually not associated with real IPA. Our beer has a distinctive aroma of citruses, tropical fruits, lemon, mango and a bit of pines, having a dry bitter taste full of hops. And a very very light touch of chocolate. But if you drink it with you eyes closed it would be very challenging to discover what is the colour of the beer - black beer is usually associated with porters and stouts. The name sends us to those years when Caribbeans were full of pirates, most of them were from England.
So you are welcome to taste our pirate ale!

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fonefan (53043) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2018

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

[ As Victory Art Brew Black Sails IPA ].
Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, flowers, wood, minerals. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, dark malt, wood, minerals, fruity hops, fruity malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20180106]

AndySnow (8364) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2017
How: Bottle.
Where: Bryggeri Helsinki, Helsinki.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Fruit, chocolate, some roasted malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, fruit, some citrus.

kermis (15154) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2017
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Bottle shared at Bryggeri Helsinki. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of citrus, fruits, a touch of green weedy hops, roast and light chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

lebermilz (306) - GERMANY - MAY 14, 2017
Black, off white head. Blackcurrant, earthy , bread. Mocca, slightly sweet, bitter, medium carbonation.

nordic (652) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle 0,5. Dark brown, almost black. Huge beige head. Aroma: pine, caramel, hoppy. Taste: bitter, caramel, floral, pine. Light body.

tanel025 (283) - ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2017
Aroma is mostly hops and slight fruit. Black liquid with light brown head. Lots of thick creamy foam, stays. Taste is lemon, hops. Cream tastes even more lemon and a bit of malt. No long lasting aftertaste. Slight sour, medium bitter. Overall very unique beer with clear lemon taste, or is it lime? Very interesting.

Sven1973 (602) - GERMANY - JAN 14, 2017
Beim Handgemacht Festival in Berlin am CraftZentrum Stand als Flasche gekauft. Dunkelbraune Farbe, brauner Schaum. Aroma: Mango, Aprikose, Südfrüchte. Geschmack: pure dunkle Schokolade, etwas Frucht, angenehm

Jury (288) - RUSSIA - JAN 3, 2017
Вкусный черный IPA. Хороший вкус и аромат, а так же горьков& послевк& Дата розлива 23.12.16. (Bottle 0,5/ 6%)

southnorth (9) - RUSSIA - DEC 14, 2016 does not count
На мой взгляд не хватает хмелево& составл& в аромате и во вкусе для соответ& заявлен& стилю. Слишком не неприкр& кофейно- тело.

Tjeerd (682) - GERMANY - DEC 9, 2016
Interesting beer. Ipa with chocolate taste. Good mouthfeel, Nice aftertaste.

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