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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An unfiltered India Dark Ale brewed with Magnum, Galena and Sterling hops then blended with caramel, chocolate, biscuit and two row malts. 6.6%abv

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2670) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2010 (Day 2), Earls Court, London Aug 2010 - Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Malty; roasty malts. Hoppy; earthy hops. Fruity; citrus grapefruit. Fairly bitter with a dry finish. Good. (2010-08)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
voyageurmike (338) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Dark ale with moderate hops, tastes more like a brown ale than a black IPA. Some chocolate notes, but not strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (747) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2014
On tap in a pint glass: Pours dark brown with a minimal off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, currants, caramel, roasted malt, and pine. Taste is mostly chocolate and roasted malt, but with a bit of a hop kick in the back end. Medium body, light carbonation, a really tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (35894) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2010. A brown beer with no head. The aroma has strong notes of hops and lemon. The flavor is sweet with strong ntoes of lemons on the tongue, leading to a bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet. Pours avery dark brown with a small off-white head and some sparse lacing that fades into a thin collar. The nose carries a bit of roasted grain and some grainy tannins. There is also some light earthy hops. The flavor has a bit of earthy hops and roasted malt, ending with a bitter finish, partly from the hops, partly from grain tannins. Medium body. Good carbonation. Decent enough, though I wouldnt plan on having this again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-09-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2010, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark brown color with a average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, wood, light chocolate, heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, dark fruit, light resin. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, woody, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100804]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (24646) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2011
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2010. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly toasted malty hoppy aroma. Roasted malty hoppy pine flavor with some weak hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5368) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2010
On tap. Pours ruby/brown with a thin, beige head. Aroma has the smokiness of a porter and the hoppiness of an IPA. Nice mix between a porter and an IPA. Flavor of roasted malts and some chocolate with bitter hops at the finish. Really unique beer but theres something thats slightly off. Worth drinking if you are in the area.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17687) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
Cask gravity at GBBF 2010. Very dark brown colour, thin beige head. Hop and slight chilli aroma. Some oily choc flavour. OK. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earls Court 04/08/2010 Fruity blackcurrant aroma. Black strong in alcohol a little rich on the palate hoppy and fruity with a blackcurrant flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter finish.


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