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Imperial Black IPA - Camba Bavaria

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Imperial Black IPAImperial Black IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Camba Bavaria visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-19-2013

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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by Bierman9:
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4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked up this 0.33l bottle at Liebick in Germering, near Munich, on 24SEP13. Having made it safely home, it is time to sample. Has a best by date of 08FEB14. Label has ingredients as water, pale and dark barley malts, hops, top fermenting yeast". Also says "Kräftige, blumige Hopfennoten; nichts für Warmduscher". Not for pussies!! Love it!

Poured into a small tulip, the color is an opaque, motor-oil-like brown. Head sits at about 1/4", and is mocha colored and frothy. Lacing is decent, too. The aroma has a lot of roasty notes and pithy hopping. It goes over the tongue quite nicely, and the body is a smidge thicker than medium.

Flavor has some bitter dark choco and roasty coffee action, but soon takes a sharp turn into hop-ville. It is a bit pithy here, too, plus being quite citrussy. It has some grapefruit and is piney and resiny. The hoppage really coats the palate and lingers long and hard. I wish I had bought more than one bottle; this is very solid BIPA. Prosit!

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a two finger caramel-colored head with good retention and lacing. Earthy, roasty, and hoppy nose with hints of cocoa, pine, citrus, espresso, and licorice. The taste follows suit with bold roasty coffee notes perfectly complementing the piney, citrusy, resiny hops. Hints of dark chocolate, espresso, grapefruit, licorice, and leather. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with absolutely perfect balance and a smooth, bittersweet finish. Overall, this is hands down the best German Black IPA I've had, and right up there with my favorites in the style. Full of flavor and hugely drinkable. Highly recommended!

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Imperial Black IPA from Camba Bavaria
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.