gramix79 (2) - BELLAGIO, ITALY - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
provata in bottiglia.schiuma non molto persistente..molto meglio in bocca dove eccellono le note tostate sia del malto..ma sopratutto del luppolo...note di liquirizia evidenti.
Una bella birretta.
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the brewpub
Black color with brownish head. Coffee aroma, nice. Smooth mouthfeel with very good coffee flavor, lean body, strong hopping with some hop resins.
Sissio (615) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Provata alla spina al Birrificio Italiano.
Era buona la Negra nella versione 2.0 ed è molto buona nella sua versione 3.0
beverina, luppolata, gustosa
Ragnampiza (448) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle served in a goblett glass. Dark brown, can’t see through it, with a nice, "marshmallowy" and persistent light beige head. Powerful and rich aroma, very very hoppy (mainly citrus and pine), slightly roasted with notes of coffee powder, light toasted malts and roots/earth. It does smell way more like an BIPA than a Schwarz, wich I personally don’t mind. Liquid espresso coffee during the first sip, smooth and velvety, moderately sweet upfront, preceding a nice, citrusy and resinous bitterness. Solid malty backbone, even though it’s so easy to drink and slightly watery as it should be. Lingering chocolaty and hoppy aftertaste. By no means a traditional dark lager, but a pretty damn tasty experiment!
jackafholmes (209) - - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg from Balvotore, venice. Dark brown opaque beer with dirty white head. Tropical ipa aroma, smoky too. Tasty, very bitter with a bit of liquorice. Medium body, low carbonation. Very nice.
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
> An incredible Black IPA...er...IPL
[ Tap ][ ChurchKey ][ 4oz ][ Mini Snifter ][ Free ][ 2/12/14 ]
>> Holy **** appearance of God, extremely overcarbonated but generating an insane creamy head with retention and lacing of Zeus. Clear deep brown color. Nose is fantastic smoke, lavender, fresh herbs, assertive Black IPA style. Taste is salt, fluffy, aerated, buoyant, never thin, Black IPA bitterness and savoriness. Extremely drinkable. Shocked.
logattogigi (44) - - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colore scuro, poca schiuma. Profumi di caramello ed erbacei. Corpo molto leggere, carbonatazione quasi assente, molto fresca e beverina. Buon uso dei luppoli tedeschi, giusto equilibrio in bocca fra tostato, erbaceo e caramellato.
bartlebier (1760) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,2L draught sample@Internationales Bierdorf, Tettnanger Hopfenwandertag 2014. Brewed partly with roasted Tettnanger, now that is a great, original novelty! Pours like a powdery darkbrown velvet porter, although apparently brewed as lager (Schwarzes?). Aroma has quite some tobacco leaf, must be that roasted whole cone hop, as well as dark chocolate. Taste verges more into powder chocolate, on a whipped cream velvet yeast bed, with some floral bitters finishing it off. At only 6,5% one of the more original, elegant yet daring brews of this all in all still conservative beer venue.
lollopollo (8) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinken at @Ilbirri. Fresh, smooth and mild. Delicate start, smooth aroma. Black color, but not a stout. A delicious creation of Ago. Cheers.
wvhoran (256) - Tasmania, - SEP 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Il Santo Bevitore. Dark brown colour with a firm tan head. The aroma is sweet coffee, some slightly fruity notes, some pine. Flavour is coffee, some fruit and resin, solid bitterness. A bit weird but actually really good.