Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Black IPA
Ealing, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Cask, Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.
ABV may vary.
Batches 0007 0022(at 7.3%) 0035

Black India Pale Ale. Sounds wrong, but tastes so right! An innovative new style challenges your preconceptions about how a dark beer should taste? Fade to Black is darker than a Metallica album cover and hoppier than a box of frogs on pogo sticks, this beer has a fascinating interplay between the fruity hops, dark toasted notes from the malt and the spicy rye.

Grains: Pale, Crystal, Crystal Rye, Chocolate, Carafa III
Hops: Summit, Citra, Sorachi Ace

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Davros IX (611) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home from Bottledog (which is sadly no more) - One of my favourite black IPAs. The flavour of the malt alongside the hops is fantastic and there is a great mouthfeel. The whole beer is totally integrated and it is like a velvet kiss.

jooilakon (358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Bottle from OddBins Portobello. Great beer overall. Creamy brown-white head, deep black body (reminds me of an espresso). Hints of fruitiness and coffee/chocolate.

Smithld1 (382) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
6.3 version. Half in brewdog. Pleasant if slightly artificial flavour. Cherries perhaps. Good texture. Great lacing.

john44 (3510) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown/Black in colour. Good creamy beige head. Fair lacing. Malty; roasty/burnt malts, grainy, dark chocolate, liquorice, hint of coffee. Spicy. Fruity; grapefruit citrus. Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Bittersweet roast malty and citrus fruity. Quite dry. Bitter burnt malty hoppy finish. Nice Black IPA! (2016-04-11)

cluricaume (10) - FRANCE - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate coffee nose. Signature thick weird beard stout mouthfeel. Lovely full round flavour, but well hopped aftertaste that lingers alongside the roasted malty goodness. Bravo.

hohops (1182) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle, label says 6.5%. Appearance- very dark, opaque, a one-finger beige foamy head. Aroma- hops, grapefruit, orange, caramel, dark malts, milky coffee hints. Taste- roast malt, caramel, toast, bitter coffee, hops, cold coffee, toasty bitter malt on the finish. Smooth mouthfeel, quite a long finish. Good.

allanmb (276) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Pours black with decent off white head. Aroma of light chocolate and slight some with hint of herbal spice and citrus zest. Good carbonation and light mouth feel. Taste is of dry malt, slight coffee note with touch of pine hops. I suspect this would be much better fresh. This bottle is 6 months old. Finish is dry with little bitterness but nice touch of ash malt.

McWorta (1633) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 10, 2016
Pitch black with a light beige head. Aromas of roasted malts, bitter chocolate and poorly roasted coffee with piney resinous notes develop. Fine carbonation, light slick with a medium body. Roast malt bitterness upfront with some residual sweetness and a solid hop punch yet not really balanced, unfortunately. Roast malt dry finish.

tderoeck (10983) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2016
30/IV/16 - on tap @ Tilquin English Beer Festival - BB: n/a (2016-477) Thanks to the Belgian Ratebeer Crew (and Beerhunter111) for sharing today’s beers!

Clear dark brown beer, small aery light beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very roasted, coffee, cocoa powder, mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very roasted, charcoal, coffee, little sour, bit hoppy. Aftertaste: bitter hops, very roasted, charcoal, slightly fruity, citrus, very dry, medicinal bitterness.

Travlr (26948) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Very dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of burnt espresso. Taste has licorice and burnt coffee. Nice.

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