Jimthechap (1918) - Christchurch, - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What an odd beer (as Black IPAs tend to be) a glass of inky blackness with a scum of grey head. A niff brings floral characters, citrus peel and marmalade and flavours of the same... in a glass that is black. Incongruous, intriguing and interesting... and I’ll have another thank you.
beer-yum (745) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Impressive aroma and full bodied flavour with a hint of licorice and cocoa. Probably not typical of the style but a delicious drop nonetheless.
vanvenlo (1387) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer Deluxe ontap (9-Jul-13) Burnt malt herbal hop aroma. Black with red tinge, decent head and ringed sheet lacing. Spirit woody sweet malt and herbal flavour. Herbal bitter hop finish and spirit herbal hop aftertaste.
Brodies_Best (262) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with beige head that fades quickly. Aroma is sweet, floral and of pine nuts, nice. Initial taste is kinda watery then the flavour kicks in. Amazing smokiness, slightly citrus with dry bitterness. Medium bodied, slightly acidic but very drinkable.
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Hashigo Zake. Completely black color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of bright pine needles dipped in coffee. Taste is light pine and cocoa. Very nice.