TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Real. Hazy brown pour with a short beige head leaving moderate lace. Nose is pretty malty for a black IPA, with choclate, caramel and pine notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pine, toffee, chocolate, charcoal and a touch of brandy. Finish is long and chocolatey, with a touch of charcoal on the far end. Not my favorite black IPA, but competent. I’d like to see a stronger and more complex hop profile.
fdomig (507) - München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Aroma is malty, ethanol, pineapple. Appearance is dark red to brown with a brown-ish head. Taste is light sour, light sweet. Very dry, caramelized after taste. Very nice.
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark and rich example. Plenty of dark chocolate and roast with tinges of sweetness. Firmer bitter backend. Lots of fun and quite full-on.
Ktwse (2362) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with two fingers of light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is chocolate sweet and mild citrus bitter with mellow coffee finish. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.
alexsdad06 (6554) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from The Party Source. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, earthy and leafy hops, a hint of citrus, moderate bitterness, some peat, interesting beer.
nihtila (1317) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6.12.2014. Aroma of roasted malts, piny hops. Taste is quite hoppy, intense, bitter finish. Tasty BIPA.
Niksko (425) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a fluffy, billowing light tan head. Nose is pretty strong coffee, milk chocolate, but also some fragrant orangy, piney, zesty hops, a little tropical. Flavor is lots of dark roasted malt, coffee, a little char, a little molasses, pine needles, grapefruit zest, pineapple. Nice long bitter finish. Bitterness is high but not over the top.Medium to heavy body, quite full mouthfeel. Great balance, great flavor. Beautiful beer.
Blade86 (780) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, small off-white foam, roasty, hoppy, chocolateish, medium+ bitterness, light+ sweetness, slightly sour, medium+ body, smooth feel, Rather soft carbonation, long roasty, bitter finish,
Overall: Great taste and aroma, well made,
-- rated with beerbasher
Theydon_Bois (11491) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Liebick Getranke, split on the train from Pasing to Augsburg, 06/02/15.
Light black with a decent khaki covering that retains well.
Nose is pine, liquorice, dusty hops, chocolate.
Taste comprises light charr, dark red berry fruit, pine needle, liquorice stick, toffee, touch fof tropicana.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy hop dose.
MrOrla (234) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottleat home. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of dark malts, coffee, some hoppy aroma. Taste of dark malts, coffee, hops, fruit.. Nice bitternes it has it all .
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour. Hoppy bitter roasty pleasant aroma. The flavour has roasted malt and plenty of bitter hops with pine, coffee and chocolate. Dry roasty hoppy piney chocolate finish.