Beerbliotek No Style Without Substance

Brewery: Beerbliotek
Country: Sweden
ABV: 11%
Style: American Black IPA
Other Notes: Imperial Cascadian Dark Ale. #188

Brewer Description: (from can) Just in time for summer comes this 11%, black, super hoppy beverage, ‘cause you never know. #blackipa?

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.88
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml can with a best before date of 22nd June 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very dark brown, almost black colour with a less than one finger mocha head that dissipated quickly and left close to no lacing.
Aroma: Roasty coffee, chocolate, char with hints of dark fruit, plum, prunes, raisin and pine.
Taste: Sweet dried dark fruits like prune and raisin with a touch of smokey char and hoppy pine. Only hints of the cocoa, coffee, chocolate combo that I get in the aroma. The boozy character does come through here, but is not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, although leaning towards full, with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: This was quite good although a touch on the sweet side and also a touch too boozy (granted it is 11% abv).

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