St. Peter's Crafted Black IPA
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

St. Peter's Crafted Black IPASt. Peter's Crafted Black IPA
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English India Pale Ale (IPA)
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4.18 | pDev: 3.59%
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
England, United Kingdom
St. Peter's Crafted Black IPASt. Peter's Crafted Black IPA
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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled and bought from either Ocado or Morrison’s
Pours a jet black body with thick tan head
Aroma is dark chocolate and good liquorice
Flavour is that too

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4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Jet black, darker than Guinness, not a photon gets through the glass. Pours with a 1Cm fine dark tan pillowy head, very slowly reducing [eventually > lacing].
S- Prominent rich malts with some toasty edge.
T- Woah, it's quite intense. Straight into dark roasty coffee notes, balanced with some caramel richness. The latter is more prominent if you slosh it around your mouth to aerate it, for me it then was slightly more toffee'ish.
F- Deep, pungent, intense, it's more of a winter warmer than something I'd order in summer.
O- What a surprise this one is. I don't much like stout or 'black beers', but this one has finessed something different and impressive, with it's 7.0% ABV giving it the foundation to max out the roastyness and maintain a balance. Very interesting to try, and I expect any fan of black/deep-roasty beer would enjoy trying it too.
Bought from Tesco in the Market Square, Norwich. £2.29/330ml bottle. BB 13-Sep-19

ps. I'd suggest not trying to review or even much register the profile of just about any other beer after having one of these, the flavour really is that intense :)

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Photo of monkist
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black English IPA, looks terrific, almost like tar, you would expect it to be very syrupy.
Pours with almost no head at all (thought for a moment if it was dead?) and has a smell that reminds me of Stone or Arrogant Bastard's beers, something completely different from English IPAs.
The taste is surprisingly dry! It is not what you would expect from a full bodied, rich in malt IPA. Roasted flavors dominate with quite some bitterness following.
I am not too experienced with black IPAs so I can't judge it well - it is dry like a stout, malty like a porter but hoppy at the same time, perhaps like an English IPA? Should I leave it for a while, to let the djinn out?
My assumption was right: letting it warm up a bit it lets all the flavors out and it changes the character of the beer completely: the dryness disappears and a full body takes over. All the hops as if they were alive, make the flavor really interesting and enjoyable.
It becomes in taste closer to an American-esque IPA than an English one. Nicely, richly hopped with English hops I presume and has a good balance, not too sweet, not too dry either. Just needs to be drank at a little bit more lukewarm temperature than your average and it gives you a pleasant drinking experience in return.

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St. Peter's Crafted Black IPA from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4 ratings