Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle 75 cl. Taste with friends @ Gents Beerfestival 21.08.2010. Dark brown with blackshine color, with a beige head.
Aroma roasted malts and some hops.
Taste roasted malts, fruits, bit coffee, some hops.
pilsnerrogge (2349) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, batch 283:
Pours black with a large, thick head. Floral hop aroma with faint notes of liquorice. Smooth mouth feel. Flavour is leafy hops, a little bit of toffee, a little bit sourish. Long bitterness.
ekstedt (4909) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark brown with a medium beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma with spicy and citric hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with moderate bitterness.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out in a black colour with a creamy tan-coloured head. Piney and floral hops in the aroma with hints of roasted malts and cookies. Medium-bodied with rich bitter notes of grass, pine, grapefruit-peels, roasted malts and black coffee. Fairly clean mouthfeel. Long bitter finish of grass, grapefruit and black chocolate. Tasty!
charlotte (3813) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Almost black colour with medium beige head.Aroma is smooth with taste of coffee and licorice,wellbalanced and powerfull hoppy with good smooth mouthfeels mild rosted and great tasty finish.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a medium beige looking head. Aroma was packed with hops, grapefruits, lemons, pine and just hints of burned malt. Flavor was bone dry and again packed with hops, pine, grapefruit, lemon, hard and just enough roasted malt to make it a black IPA and not an Imperial Stout. What a cracker.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
batch 207 bottle from dakine on 6/6/2010.
pours darker than the stout we just tasted.... super dark brown and a little viscous with a creamy dense beige foam cap.
holy hoppy aroma!... roast, chocolate and buttercream combine with grapefruit pith, ash, dank and dusty wet hups.
the flavor really reminds me of a burnt hamburger... lots of char and ash mixed with yeast, chocolate richness and the remaining notes from the aroma.
the body leans on full. the mouth feel is creamy, rich and lush but it is also prickly from the hops. 8/4/8/4/17/4.1
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, sampled 2010-04-14) Almost black with a large, tanned and lacy head. Aroma of rich American hops, no roastiness. Flavor dominated by bittering hops - need to check my eyesight, as this was my first black IPA... Also grapefruity fruitiness, and slight roastiness in a while. Medium body, slightly foamy CO2. Visually disturbing, but not bad.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, almost black at the glass. Small head, should be some more. Sour hoppy roasted smell. Caramel and red fruits. A bit earthy. Very roasted and hoppy taste, a but weird to get so much hops, expected more roastiness cause the looks of the beer. Roasted coffe-chocolate taste. Some spices but lots of hops and bitternes comes trough the roastiness. Like this beer.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee and hops.