Black Perle Dark IPA - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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3.28/5 rDev -14.4%
Served into a pint glass at Lures
A- Pours black with a nice tan head and lots of lacing.
S-Aroma is not too strong and is mostly roasted coffee, maybe some chocolate and some citrus/piney hops.
T- Smokey taste, malty sweet well balanced with a hint of hops. A so so taste.
M-Full bodied, smooth and oily on the palate. ABV is noticeable but well hidden and not overpowering.
O-Overall a good beer. Seemed more like a stout than a black IPA
01-10-2014 17:48:03 | More by reebtaerG
4.35/5 rDev +13.6%
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a snifter.
A- pours a deep brown body with a small off white head that reduces at a medium rate and leaves some lacing.
S- Wow! Not what I was expecting. Doesn't smell like an IPA.. Rather, a dark, heavy sweet malt aroma, vanilla, bourbon, toffee, coffee. Inviting.
T- A nice, roasty, sweet malt flavor dominates the palate.. Toffee, coffee, milk chocolate, some hop bite on the follow through which leads to an absolutely delicious charred flavor that sits on the tongue.
M- lacking in this category, slightly thin with medium carbonation.
I was pleasantly suprised with this offering.. I'd call it a hoppy porter rather than a "black IPA" or even black ale. Very nice .
11-01-2013 02:36:50 | More by gcamparone
4.03/5 rDev +5.2%
70s earth mama mega muff even on an easy pour, pretty soapy, nice bubble stack o' consistency, decent lacing, pretty darn black, no light is bothering an attempt at breaking through this thing, a nice looking brew indeed
slightly burnt malts (in a pleasant way) dark chocolate licorice, dry cocoa with bits of spiciness, a touch boozy in a bourbon fashion, some wood notes in there also, a really nice mix of flavors, you can keep going back an extract little things each time
full mouth feel without being too heavy, the carbonation is on the verge of silky but remains a touch prickly (it works well here), this definitely drinks like a bigger black IPA than most, the ABV is not shy but gladly does not dominate the flavors, the flavors are of a nice mild IPA or even APA with roasty slightly burnt notes (nice), the bitterness of the usual IPA is somewhat muted by the roasted/burnt tone, I like the linger on this puppy, you get both a stomach burn from the alcohol and the nice slow burnt flavor kind of playing off each other
very tasty and well made brew, if black IPAs are your thing and you don't want it to be just a psycho hopped IPA that happens to be black... stop and frisk this beer, you should dig it... good stuff.
09-02-2013 04:51:43 | More by Ego
4.18/5 rDev +9.1%
Poured from the wax sealed bomber into a large snifter.
Appearance:This beer, simply put, looks amazing. From the presentation (not too hard to get into the wax - a bit more work but who doesn't love feeling like a pirate with this bottle) and labeling (hops inside a sunken treasure chest), I am already pumped for this beer. Pouring it out , the beer is a very very dark brown with almost no light shining through. Hw=ead was dark tan, almost brown, and foamy. Lasted about a minute with some traces lacing the glass.
S: Sweet character with lots of chocolate and roasted character coming through. Mocha or creamy coffee. Some sort of spicy note hidden in there. I feel like this is finding the hidden treasure and waiting to open it. You have some idea of what's inside, but can't wait to get in there an experience it. Some indication of the alcohol in there, but so covered by tons of characteristics in so many directions it becomes negligible.
T: Interesting and unexpected. A surprisingly light body here with little indication from the aroma of the strength of the smell. Still there is a chocolate and roasted note in there. Just very strangely light. That's the only way I can explain it. Finishes bitter sweet and very smooth with more chocolate characteristics. Hop presence is very subdued, or else very covered by other notes. Not overwhelming, this is more like a very drinkable stout. EDIT: As the beer warms a bit, the finish becomes noticeably more hoppy and bitter. Very much more to style. Not sure if that's better or worse...
Overall: A very good beer, but a bit expensive. The presentation was great and it was a very fun beer to drink all the way through. I have nothing bad to say about this beer, only pretty good things. A surprisingly subdued beer, like it's been pre-aged or something. A very good beer, but not really a black IPA I don't think.
07-22-2013 05:46:18 | More by BucBasil
Black Perle Dark IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.