TEJA (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big and brown head.
Salty hop aroma with a litle bit oily aromas. Roasted malts with a balanced bitternes, some hop taste and dry finnish. A small but lingering bitterness.
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thick, frothy beige head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, earthy hops, dark fruit, and pine. Flavor is malt forward, then quickly dominated by hops with faint esters; dry, bitter finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a large, foamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is dank hops, licorice, minty and earthy hops, light roast malt and raisins. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, roast malt, licorice, minty notes, raisins and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(50cl bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, grapefruit, caramel, and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, char, caramel, pine, and grapefruit with dry finish.
gunnfryd (10838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. black colour with a beige head. aroma is roasted malt, hop, coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, citrus, pine, grapefruit, hop. full body. Nice beer.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A roasted, nourishing and uber-hoppy Black IPA. Good example of the style
How: Bottle 500ml. Exact age unknown, consumed a few weeks after receiving it from an online beer store
The look: Black body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is massively hoppy for a beer ordered from an online store that probably wasn’t all that fresh. Aroma has floral, topical fruits and slightly piney hops nose-to-nose with the roastiness. Taste is very roasted, burnt caramel, black jelly beans, bitter black chocolate. Then comes the hops that are citrusy, floral and wooden with a strong resinous character. Bitterness is of medium intensity and sticks to the back of the mouth. Some tar in the after-taste. Body is very full and filling, the medium carbonation is well levelled. Nothing groundbreaking here, if you like Black IPAs, you’ll love that beer. On a side-note: Black Nitro is less dangerous than regular Nitro because most of the time it doesn’t work.
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(.5L bottle best by 12-2010 batch 207 thanks to bu11zeye) clear espresso/ruby with fine creamy tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate, cream, bit fruity, and ashy with a touch of smoke. Taste of bitter cocoa, hoppy, citrus zest, fudge, with a creamy and ashy bitter finish.
Cavie (3801) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a very dark brown color with maroon highlights. Tannish head. Aroma is light chocolate, some woody notes and maybe a little bit of licorice. Flavor is roasted notes, dark malts and some bit of chocolate. Finishes a bit bitter and nutty.
Fratto (2626) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Black pour with a big light brown head. Aroma is lots of spice, chocolate, alcohol, and more spice. Taste is totally spicy grass, chocolate, and nice alcohol.
Vignale (2104) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart IPor är fortfarande nytt för mig. Stort beiget skum. Mycket IPA-dofter av humlen men något mer som jag har svårt att sätta fingret på. Choklad kanske. Till smaken som en IPA med runda hörn, mindre friskhet och en liten chokladton från malten. Maffigt!