TheJvd (657) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cL bottle at home, gusher. Pours hazy dark brown with a large tanned head. Nice arome with the right mix between the chocolaty malts and the fruity hops. Taste has chocolate, malts, red fruits, mango, some earthy notes and a medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbo. Nice stuff.
SwiatPiwa (8) - Krakůw, POLAND - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
300 ml bottle
Great black colour, huge creamy beige, very stable head, light carbonation. Aroma of pine, mango, pineapple, resin, grapefruit, some roasted malty aroma.
Taste is malts, fruity hops, liquorice. Thatís very refreshing beer, perfectly balanced.
JorisPPattyn (7672) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Towering greige head, slowly collapsing over near-black opaque red-brown beer. End of bottle solid yeast. Ultra-dry hopsí nose, dry hopbales, Hessian sacks, but definitely appetizing. Hint at astringency, already in the nose. Again ultra-dry-bitter-hoppy, with an outspoken bitter-metallic finish, long lasting. Hint at liquorice without sweetness quinine. Warming up, roasted barley. Chewy, very slick to viscous, without being really full-bodied. Hopbitter overdose. Pity.
goozen (2679) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Very black coloured brew with an sharp dry bitter finish with an twist somekind. Hints of cirtrus fruits and some caramel too.
Idiosynkrasie (3076) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Black colour with huge, firm, frothy to creamy, fully lasting, superbly lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty aroma, slightly citrusy and piney hoppy overtones with hints of herbs and grass, a peppery touch. Taste is roasty dark malty, a touch of coffee, mild bitter and slightly citrusy hoppy overtones with herbal and grassy touch, cautious hints of pine, a pepper touch.
dEnk (3345) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, big fruity and earthy hops, slight caramel. Nice. Flavour is quite bitter of roast, some fruity bitter hop notes, liquorice. Long lingering roasty bitterness. Too much for the body imho, but still a nice beer.
sic1314 (2400) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet citrus and soft malt. Medium body, flavour is light fruity hops and muted roast malt. Lingering dry bitterness.
madmitch76 (12977) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30th November 2013
Almost opaque dark brown - black beer. Small pale tan head. Light fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts with light touches of dark chocolate and coffee. Nice balanced hops - mellow pine, a little citrus and a pinch of hops spice. A little dark malt cream develops before the semi dry finish then a brief flash of tropical fruits. Tasty and well balanced black IPA. Lots going on and very drinkable.
Benzai (6228) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Opaque black color, full sized creamy light brown head that lasts for a long time and leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma is malts, hops, fruityness, mango, pine, pineapple, tropical fruits, slightly melon and peach. I miss roastyness, itís lovely, but I want roastyness mixed with hoppyness in a Black IPA. Nevertheless, lovely aroma. Taste is malts, lots of hops, perfect bitterness, nicely fruity. Oh a lovely lovely beer, but imo this is not a blavk IPA, because it doesnít have enough roasted malts. The thing is, I really love this beer and actually donít want to say anything bad about it. Itís absolutely delicious, but as a black IPA, imo it misses roastyness. Still, donít leave it in the store, delicious stuff!!
Countbeer (3868) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Batch BICC13.01: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Dark brown pour. Light brown medium to bigger sized foamy head on top of an almost pitch black colored beer.
Aromas of pine, resin, pine needles, citrus, roast, malt roast, hint of some liquorice, hop flowers, some wilder yeast and floral roast. Crispy fruit tones overpower the light roast tone. Very very nice!
Flavours of hop fruits like citrus, pine apple, grapefruit, resin, hope flowers, something light sticky hoppy ish, roast, bitters, floral tones, some yeast, bark roast, some light liquorice tints, herbs, light plant tones, slight hint of something sulphurish (itís so light that itís not irritating as one would think) an some wood roast ish tones. Mostly the crispy hop fruit, resin and bitter floral tones with a light roasty edge that mix in perfectly!
Aftertaste of resin, bitters, hop bitters, light herbal and some hop flowers with a light roasty edge overall.
Low to lightly medium carbo, creamy close to silky ish mouthfeel, full body and a creamy light watery texture.
Crisp hop fruit and resin, some roast, a good bitterness. Very balanced and easy drinkable. Very enjoyable!