Weird Beard Something Something Darkside

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Black and Tan, a mashup between an imperial stout and an imperial IPA.

Batch 0039

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (1392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Cask Third of a Pint at Pigs Ear Beer Festival, London, Dec 2015 - Very Dark Brown in colour. Slight tan head. Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, some liquorice; includes "honey and molasses". Fruity; dark fruits, some citrus. Spicy. Hoppy; good piney hops. Bittersweet roast chocolate malty balanced by piney hops. Bitter dry finish. Liked this. Not a Black IPA, but it is a Nice hoppy Impy Stout! (2015-12-03)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (3288) - SPAIN - DEC 29, 2016
Tap. @ Irreale, Madrid, Spain. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, hops, bitter, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PietS (198) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2016
Its sweet, moderately bitter, with a great full body and a long nice finish. Aromas of roasted malts, syrup, a bit of smoked sausage, and bitterness like chocolate or coffee in the aftertaste. Drinks quite easy despite the amount of alcohol. I wouldnt recognize this as a Black IPA, but its a great beer in general.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1929) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
On tap at Murphys Law. Dark brown with a tan head. Notes of chocolate, pine resin, bitter liquor, dark malts. Medium body and carbonation and a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1227) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2016

Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts, hops and citrus.

Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts, hops and citrus.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Super balanced between an IPA and a Stout. Great appearance and taste. Has no real flaws anywhere to be honest. Great for its style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (2810) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - NOV 10, 2016
Draft 0.15l at Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 21.09.2016. Taste with Vlada Ciaone. Pour it dark color with medium white head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine, chocolate. Taste sweet malty feel, pine, English carachter I liked it, chocolate, bitterish finish, nice balanced, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2988) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 6, 2016
33cl bottle from ales by mail. Color is dark with light touches of red. Head is thin and brown. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Medium dry body. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, hops, fresh leaves, liquorice, pineapple, dried fruits, pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3514) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours black with a big thick creamy beige head. Nice fruity aroma with notes of pine. The taste starts hoppy with spice and pine increasing in the bitter finish. Nice underlying coffee and dark chocolate notes. Very creamy mouthfeel. Nice work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allanmb (199) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Pours translucent black with medium beige head which dissipates quite quickly. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and alcohol with some citrus hops. Nose is definitely more on the imperial stout spectrum than other BIPAs. Smooth carbonation with oily mouth feel. Taste is quite piney hops which quickly change to chocolate and roasted malt. This seems to be more of a mix of IPA and stout than black IPA but I like it! Not as light as an IPA but not as cloyingly sweet as an impy stout. Finish is medium to sweet with nice bitter finish and a little alcohol burn

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (5472) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
On tap @ Brewda 16. The aroma has light roast, pine, tropical fruits, strawberries, citrus, hint of chocolate. Dark coloured beer with a medium, creamy, beige head. The taste is moderate bitter, has light roast bitterness, pine/resin, tropical fruits, citrus. Very mild, smooth palate. This is awesome.

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