wrlangin (163) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours pitch black with a medium light tan head. Aroma of fruit and hops. Very happy with fruit and malt. Brettanomyces Yeats gives it a crisp finish.
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Lowenbrau (3229) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 09-09-2015.
In short: roasty grassy BIPA.
Pours black with nice tan head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Roasty, grassy nose. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is roasty, some caramel, coffe, spicy, grassy. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Enjoyable.
DeliriumT (496) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black. Aroma of funky brett, coffee and fresh hops. Flavour is not exactly spot on for a black IPA. It's more of a stout than an IPA that's for sure.
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Scotchy (23) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
All the rage downunder are the black IPAs. This does not disappoint. Enough malt to balance out the aggressive fresh hoppiness. Not sweet or overly cloying. Very nice beer that will have you grabbing a second one to make sure.
wvhoran (455) - Tasmania, - AUG 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bangkok. Dark brown pour with a creamy biege head. The aroma has nice grapefruit and pine hop accents along with chocolate and roasted malt. The flavour is smooth roasted malts, light coffee, chocolate, and citrusy pine hops (orange and grapefruit). The dominant hop impression is of pine. I was hoping for a dark malts version of Hopwired, which it isn’t. It’s a lovely beer though.
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Csakajósör - Clear, very dark brown colour with a massive creamy beige head. Nice tropical fruit and citrussy aromas by supposedly New Zealand hops. Chocolate, some coffee and roasted aromas. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, long dry finish with lingering hop bitterness. Nice balance between roasted and hoppy bitterness. It’ quite drinkable despite the relatively high abv. A must try for hopheads.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Very dark brown, near-black color. Kind of clear dark reddish around the edges. Good thin khaki head. Leaves great thicker lace. Nice earthy hop, dark chocolate aroma up front. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light sweet. More dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Good full feel. Touch of dark fruit, ash. Some citrusy hop. Herbal. Touch of coffee. Tasty black IPA. Smooth, drinkable, flavorful.
alexsdad06 (9105) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, coffee, some dark chocolate, earthy hops, the body is thin and watery, presents more like a thin porter with a touch more hops and a splash more bitterness.
bubblehouse (1360) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nor bad. Just don’t really like black iPa’s. Better than most though. Would try again though.
kmyst (1) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good balance between rosted flavor and bitterness of a great IPA. Nice black color and fruity and hoppy smell