gunnar (6418) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Open Baladin, Rome. Pours black as Coke with a big off-white creamy head. Aroma of dark fruits and resiny hops. Taste is fresh flowery hops, some fruity and resiny hops as well, all in all a moderate bitter black IPA.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/11/12 - 75cl bottle @ Horecaexpo (Gent) - BB: III/14 (2012-1286)
Clear dark amber to almost brown beer, small off-white irregular head, unstable. Aroma: lots of sweet sugary fruits, syrup, honey, sweet malts. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some caramel, bit sweet, bitter hops, fruity, ripe peaches. Aftertaste: very bitter, dry, some grapefruit, lemon peel, little spicy, some alcohol coming through. Pretty good beer!
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A very hoppy (piney) and well malted (nutty, caramel) Black IPA. Good beer.
How: From a bottle at Montreal Mondial 2013.
The look: Cloudy mahogany body topped by a persistent small beige head.
In long: The hop-dominated nose is very scented-pine-tree with resinous undertones. Decent mouthfeel with medium body, texture a bit chewy, medium carbonation. Taste is nutty caramelized cereals. Almonds and an enormous hops presence that tastes like freshly cut pine-tree. A clean and crisp bitterness with only light resinous notes. A good Black IPA. I’m not sure what a hoppy cat is, but I love cats and I love living with a cat and I love my cat, all the time it spends grooming itself and vomiting makes me feel like I’m living with a supermodel.
Zita (5497) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CBF;light hoppy aroma,brown, hazy, light brown foam, medium bitterness, light body, soft carbonation, long bitter finish.
77ships (5405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks! Sampled draft @ Italian Beer Week-end / Zwanze 2014 CML. Dark amber, off-white bubbles head. Hoppy, creamy nose, fruity faint roast. Creamy caramel, brown sugar, faint roast, herbal, grapefruit, herbal hop taste, mocha. Creamy body. Pretty nice beer.
solidfunk (5291) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly just an imperial IPA. some citrus and pine. Finishes bitter. Not much roast at all. Tap at Churchkey.
JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Lots of pine, roast, notes of chocolate, fruity sweetness, grapefruit, and moderate bitterness. My bottle says 5.8% abv. Good.
Iphonephan (4490) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Rustico Arlington. Pours a clear cola brown with a thick tan head. Grassy nose. Flavors of leather and light citrus notes. Moderately bitter finish.
mkel07 (4304) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from The Wine Emporium 231213. Easy drinking this one, gives down well and doesn’t strip your palate. Nice and hoppy.
erickok (4303) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great combo of hoppy taste and malty sweetness. Overall a full bitter (but not overdone) taste. Very dark red, solid lasting head. Long aftertaste, only a little astringent. Grass, cherry.