77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Speciaal Bier Winkel in Bodegraven. I don’t see any date on the bottle & this is a BIPA… Brilliant name. Dark brown beer, murky, vanishing soapy beige head. Nise full grapefruit hops in the nose, also cocoa, coffee grounds, light ash & burned toast. Cocoa powder taste, very powdery feel, burned toast, light ash, coffee ground, chocolate mixed with lovely grapefruit & touch pine resin hops, lots of them. No integration between the parts, the beer is still very lovely? Very powdery, too high carb. body. Flawed but very nice to drink.
MaartenRF10 (1368) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bierkoning. Hazy dark brown with a huge beige head. Hoppy aroma with roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is also very hoppy with a nice chocolate back-up. Long aftertaste of hops and chocolate. Good body and lively carbonation. Nice brew!
PotjeBier (1295) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At home, one of the 33 cl bottles delivered to De Bierkoning after a triangular Twitter conversation between Berghoeve, De Bierkoning & myself :-)
Deep dark brown (donkerbruin) color, off white head. Aroma’s: Roasted malts, somewhat sweet, drop/laurel, some red fruit, currants/berries. Flavor is lightly sweet with bitterness at the back of the tongue. Medium bodied. Finishes roasted, ashy, with a mild bitterness. Nothing too extreme but very tasty.
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 1/VI/13 - 33cl bottle @ post-FortaRock tasting - BB: VI/2014 (2013-519) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy brown beer, big frothy beige head, pretty stable, little adhesive. Aroma: citrus, caramel, bit sweet, fruity, piny, some pineapple. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity, citrus, caramel, bit sweet, piny hops, pretty bitter, more citrus, some exotic fruits. Aftertaste: some citrus, mocha touch, very bitter hops.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour, off-white to beige head. Aroma of citrus, citra, caramel, malts, lots of pineapple. Bitter flavour, hops, roasted malts, pineapple, fruity. Quite dry. Fruity finish, caramel, pineapple, light roasted malts.
Nice. More like a caramel infused IPA, but I do like it!
(From 33cL bottle shared @ post-Rammstein tasting, Nijmegen. And thanks for the trade, Edo!)
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a beige lacy head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Similar flavour. A nice beer :-)
dEnk (3108) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Bedankt Sint! Aroma is roasty malt, sweet candy like red fruits. Flavour is deep roasty bitterness, then again those red fruits, bitter and tangy. Some bready malt notes. Wouldn’t call this a black ipa, but it’s a very nice beer. The combination of the supposed style and the flavour of slight tart cherry’s does make me wonder if this bottle has been infected.
Borresteijn (4144) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from Rooie Dop Brewdungeon. Deep dark brown to black colour, light-beige head. Aroma of liquorice, resin, pine, moccha, some booze. Flavour of roasted malts, moccha, liquorice, pine, coffee, sweet chocolate, hoppy bitter finish. Light-bodied. I'd happily drink another one of these.
bartlebier (837) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, bedankt bierkoning voor de reeks. Well-done, modestly mono-dimensional and true-to-style Black IPA with apparent dryhopping, imparting subtle fresh citrus and herbal hop notes on top & underneath the lighly roasted dark malts. Easy drinking, near-sessionable, supra par of many underbrewed Black IPAs I’ve sampled in US brewpubs.
ClubGonzo (3202) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Bierkoenig. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a big, long-lasting creamy eggshell-hued head retention. Very good looking. Nose is sweet malty caramel tones, fresh red fruits, grass and hints of pine and melon. Taste is pine, earthy leaves, grass, dark chocolate, hints of grains and nuts. Mellow and nicely balanced. Smooth and full body, medium to soft carbonation. I somehow wish for a bit more "black" as well as "IPA" here; the genre usually tips toward either very IPA-ish or very stout-ish but this one does neither. Still a rather nice beer.