Benzai (9579) - 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, it’s 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 doesn’t have enough roasted malts. The thing is, I really love this beer and actually don’t want to say anything bad about it. It’s absolutely delicious, but as a black IPA, imo it misses roastyness. Still, don’t leave it in the store, delicious stuff!!
SwiatPiwa (8) - Kraków, 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. That’s very refreshing beer, perfectly balanced.
Cunningham (5247) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Here comes a happy rating. Because this was spot on for my likings. Solid perfect Black IPA. Smooth balanced and tasty like a little horny devil. Complex and rich aroma and flavor. Nothing to dominant. Solid lasting beige head on top of a black body. Grapefruit hoppy, some pine, balanced coffee, some chocolate, mild roasted and a fine tropical fruity back. I want more!
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]
ads135 (3289) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked this bottle up half price at Bierkoning in Amsterdam in 2014. Expired, but still exceptional. Pine crispness with some impressive roasted character.
ekstedt (5733) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, Sweden. Dark brown with beige head. Nice hoppy aroma with citrus, perfume and pine needles. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. Very good.
rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Gothenburg. Named Black IPA Cascade Columbus on the label. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Fruity hop aroma, caramel, roasted, citrus, pine apples, chocolate, pine needles, floral, some peach. Hoppy fruity flavor, grass, dark chocolate, hay, spicy notes, floral, pine needles, hay. Hugely drinkable and full bodied. Hoppy fruity finish with hay, perfume, grapefruit and some woody notes. Really good!!!
Desverger (3002) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap@CBF2014 - black pour with small bubbly tan head. Fresh citrusy and roasted malty aroma and taste, big grapefruit and pine on the palate, great bitter finish. One of the best BIPA’s I have had so far. Lovely stuff.
Countbeer (5034) - 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 (it’s so light that it’s 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!
Idiosynkrasie (4561) - 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.
TheJvd (939) - 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.