Victory Art Brew Black Sails IPA

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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 doesnt 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lebermilz (277) - GERMANY - MAY 14, 2017
Black, off white head. Blackcurrant, earthy , bread. Mocca, slightly sweet, bitter, medium carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewMonger29 (1) - - MAR 17, 2017 does not count
Отличны& блэк ИПА! Как всегда у этой пивовар&

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nordic (626) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tanel025 (104) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven1973 (440) - GERMANY - JAN 14, 2017
Beim Handgemacht Festival in Berlin am CraftZentrum Stand als Flasche gekauft. Dunkelbraune Farbe, brauner Schaum. Aroma: Mango, Aprikose, Sdfrchte. Geschmack: pure dunkle Schokolade, etwas Frucht, angenehm

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jury (271) - 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%)

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tjeerd (505) - GERMANY - DEC 9, 2016
Interesting beer. Ipa with chocolate taste. Good mouthfeel, Nice aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Perun (182) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - NOV 25, 2016
Аромат отсутст& во вкусе легчайш& карамел& кофе

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (6879) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Tap at Olutexpo 2016, Helsinki. Colour is clear dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, citrus, hops and roasted malts.


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