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92
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Brewed by Weird Beard
Style: Black IPA
Ealing, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (844) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allanmb (199) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (1558) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (8426) - 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 todays 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22021) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (558) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Kolor: czarny lub ciemny br?z z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana be?owa, drobno p?cherzykowa, ?rednio trwa?a, przyzwoicie zdobi szk?o. Aromat: owoce, lekka palono?? i ?ywica. W smaku ponownie delikatna ?ywica, nieco owocowo, sporo palono?ci i co? jakby mydliny. Goryczka niezbyt intensywna, ?ywiczno owocowa, wysycenie ?rednie.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8391) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2016
(Thx!) Sampled draft (twice) @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2016. Very hazy brown, tanned head. Nnose is massive blue cheese hop, Sorachi ace, low mocha, chewy malts & toffee, beautiful. Taste is massive Sorachi Ace blue ceese hops, some mocha, butterscotch, chewy malts,..; massively creamy. This fulfils my love for Sorachi Ace, this is beauty, I need this to be a standard thing. I love you.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2016
Draft @ Tilquin English Fest 16, courtesy of and shared with the fine Belgian RB crew. Brune, col fin blanc-cass. Arme offre un bouquet gnreux de caf, lger retro de chocolat avec un agrment houblonn assez plaisant. Grill perdure en rtro avec une note paisse de crystal malt. Palais est malt, chocolat, fini sec, grains, amertume en balance sur des houblons virant vers agrumes avec ce ct high alha du Sorachi fort en agrumes et qui propulse cette bire sur des houblons raffins et complexe.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (17639) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2016
From Tap. Fast klare dunkel orange braune Farbe, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr rstmalzig, s, Vanille, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr rstmalzig, Kaffee, bitter hopfig, wrzig, Vanille.


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