Maris (1394) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 500ml bottle on 12/5/2014 (batch number 606, BB 05/2014). Pours close to black with a big tan head. The aroma is a combo of roasted malt and fruity hops. Take a sip and you get some sweet caramel and toffee, stone fruit, followed by big firm bitterness which alternates between resin and grapefruit and roasty/burnt/coffee notes. The body is medium and it’s somewhat over carbed, which is the only real knock. A very tasty black IPA which could use just a few less bubbles.
_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of AndySnow IIRC. Pours reddish blackish with a huge frothy beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving some soapy trace on the glass. Smell is malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, sweetened dark roast coffee, burnt cookies, pine needles, resinous wood, grapefruit juice, bitter chocolate and orange zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt cookies, dark roast coffee, grapefruit juice, ripe tropical fruits, orange zest, pine needles, resinous wood, bitter chocolate and ash. Mouthfeel is round, soft, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, pine needles, resinous wood, grapefruit rinds and unripe tropical fruits.
erickok (5462) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh hop aroma mixed with dark roasted malts. Resin, grapefruit and quite fresh. I love Black IPA aromas. Taste is nice, but expected a bit fuller palate and with more outspoken roasted flavours. (50cl bottle from Beer City)
freretoc (1723) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bu en bouteille de 50cl, belle couleur brune et une jolie couleur de mousse marron café, en bouche grosse attaque sur le grillé et le fruit rouge et le café une tuerie
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings, bought at Dranken Geers, Belgium.
Appearance: Black colour with a large beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, chocolate, tropical fruit, floral.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Dark brown pour with a middling tan head. Aroma was roasted malt, chocolate and some hop. Similar, sweetish flavour with quite lively carbonation. Dryish bitter finish. A bit on the thin side but ok.
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, pine, citrus. Medium to full body. Pleasent nice beer.
Beerhunter111 (17298) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, hopfig bitter. Geschmack röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade, Kaffee, fruchtig herb, bitter.
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours very dark brown with a thick beige head. Nose is big grass and mocha notes - loads of robust roast, coffee and dry cocoa. Taste is mocha driven but with a bitter espresso feel and bakers cocoa - nice grapefruit and grass to it to follow. Very balanced stuff and it works well. Tasty drop
teddybeer (3457) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour with a light tan head with good duration and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, fresh hops and with good maltiness. Flavor is roasty, some licorice, good bitterness with notes of coffee and black chocolate. The final has a decebt bitterness with lung duration and good roastyness on palate. Good body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel.