madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd September 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, ginourmous fluffy pale tan head. Bottle continued a slow gush. Palate is airy, semi dry and crisp. Thin dark malts, some roast. Touch of sweet floralness before pine hop kicks in. Light dry finish. Mellow roasty linger. Not bad.
Straling (362) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark brown colour with great head and carbonation.
Strong bitter/hoppy aroma, some fruity notes there.
Red fruity flavour, nice sweet/bitter balance.
Nice body, goes down warm and smooth.
MisoW (1331) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours nearly black color, huge beige foamy head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, bit overcarbonated. Finish is dry, bitter chocolate.
ElDesmadre (1553) - Mikołůw, POLAND - AUG 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, traded with Bierkoning. I was expecting resin over chocolate, while this one smells actually very fruity and sweet. Lots of orange, a bit less peach, flowers, a solid, roasted and chocolatey malty base, some cherries and, well, some coniferous notes but itís more thuja than pine. By contrast, there is almost no sweetness at all in the taste. At first there comes a malty fullness, before the whole turns bitter, astringent and bone dry. Unbalanced. Well, at least itís got some chocolate in the aftertaste.
DutchMark (152) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ridiculously large brownish head. After pouring one fifth of the glass the rest was full of this thick froth. Ok black ipa but not great. Flavor is of burned malts with some caramel and is mildly bitter. The alcohol is well hidden. Negative: flavor lacks depth, is a bit thin and fades fast. Not realy an ipa. More a hoppy bock. Positive: not sweet, pleasant texture and easy drinkable.
Bosbouw (1244) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mooie chocolade bruine kleur met een volle lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt fruitig, koffie, chocolade. Smaakt bitterzoet, chocolade, maar ook iets fris.
rhyshewer (71) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Overall: Seeing as the beer just exploded over a 5m radius, I cannot give it good marks! Severely overcarbonated.
RW80 (600) - NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: murky brown huge of white head about my fist, to much and light lacing. (Watch out itís quite foamy and comming out allthough no real gusher.)
Aroma: Roasted malts,coffee,chocolate and red fruit.
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, light bitterness
Thin body, high fizzy (over)carbonation
More a porter and not a good one as a black IPA, misses the hoppy part.
MonsterMagnet (200) - NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky brown with an enournous tan head. Not really a gusher, but pour sloooowwly! The head is pretty tasty though... Aroma is a bit underwhelming, with mainly grass and hay. Taste is much better! Coffee, chocolate, grass, somewhat floral, citrus, licorice. Little sweet, lots of bitter. Dry mouthfeel and longlasting dry finish.
tricksta_p (1104) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, near black colour with a huge foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel toffee, dark chocolate, nuts, pine, hops. Flavour is much the same, roasty and with a bitter-dry finish. I quite enjoyed this Black IPA.