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Black Block - La Pirata Cervesa Artesana

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 4.44%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Spain

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: endovelico on 10-27-2013)
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endovelico

Portugal

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%

To a craft beer's enthusiast, a Spanish beer is typically something not much sought after and - honestly - for good reason. Despite the recent years' boom of craft breweries - statistically on par with other big European countries also experiencing resurgences- the beer is still very sub par, bar a few interesting style interpretations here and there; some decently complex outings shown episodically; And even rarer examples of boldness and balance reconciled.

This Black Box, is the first truly world beater candidate to come out of this dominantly wine country. Its richness and complexity is obvious from the very moment I uncap the bottle, oozing really full dark chocolate and berry oriented aromas. Letting it find room in the glass really ramps up the aforementioned notes, layering some lovely pastry, coffee and very fitting hop notes on top of it.

Following up on the nose, the beer coats the mouth, with its sweet - albeit slightly astringent - voluptuous gusto. It has a very particular back of the throat scratchiness that I don't think I've ever experienced and which honesty adds to the beer more than hurts it. It's truly a fantastic beer - regardless of where it's brewed; Here's to hoping this type of quality becomes the norm in Iberian land.

10-27-2013 23:31:55 | More by endovelico
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

On-tap @ Mostra de Manresa 2014. Tasting chalice glass. Black color headed by beige crown that leaves lasting ring despite its high ABV. Aroma profile displays intense guirlache (burnt brown sugar candy), smoked & burnt caramel notes, dried figs & muscatel hints. Roasted, no-cloying sweet & herbal upfront. Full body. Soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is dense, velvety & unctuous. Low bitterness just to balanced sweetness & evident but no-bothering alcohol. Long sweet finish & memories of muscatel on the aftertaste. A big one!!

08-17-2014 21:50:03 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-12-2014 22:52:35 | More by kwjd
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-04-2014 03:54:25 | More by Daniellobo
Black Block from La Pirata Cervesa Artesana
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