teorn88 (2707) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog rating. Keg at FOB, Rimini. It pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice root, dark chocolate and piny hops. Taste is medium bitter roasty and fruity. Notes of apricots and mango, pine cones, coffee, dark chocolate and roasted wood. Medium body with good carbonation. Overall, good BIPA
lorenzodln73 (1) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
dangerously "beverina" scura non torbida dal primo assaggio si fa bere con insolita facilità x essere una birra scura ideale con pizza ai peperoni
adamnowek (255) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and dark but really balanced in terms of the hoppiness. This beer pours jet black but it isn't super thick the way you expect a black beer to do.
oliodnb (384) - ITALY - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours black with some red glare and a creamy light beige head. Aroma is sweet and roasted malts, some caramel, some sourish and grassy notes. Taste is similar, with some more roastiness, coffee and (very) light sweet fruits. Bitter grassy hoppy finish.
brasco1973 (25) - Turin, ITALY - OCT 25, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolate, coffee, toast, basement aromas. Equilibrio perfetto fra dolce e amaro persistente a lungo. Schiuma corposa.Birra profumata e molto piacevole.
msbernac (765) - POLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Sissio (709) - Orsenigo, ITALY - AUG 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark brown, brown head
roasted malts in harmony with American style hops
Dangerously drinkable beer, very equilibrated. Chocolate,dry hops, hint of resin and wood
Lodgewick (22) - Finland, Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,3 litres. Colablack appearance with thin light beige head. Aroma is sweet malt and piny hops. Quite mild and not that special. Taste is more complex with roasted malts, coffee, sweet liquorice and grapefruit. Pretty long and nice bitter after taste. Medium palate. Excellent tasting beer with poor aroma. Would drink again.
makenzi (39) - SLOVENIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 Draught @ Bir&Fud, Roma; dark brown to black colour, cramy beige head. Aroma is citrussy, piny with roasted, light caramel, brown sugar and some fruity notes. Flavor is medium sweet, rich of toasted malts some chocolate, dried fruit hints and citrussy hops. Body is light, as well as carbonation. Pretty nice brew but without any surpluses.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrus and black grapes meet resins and roast in this lightly tart and dry Black IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A healthy head of foam laces atop the dark brown-hued blackness.
-This lacks malt definition and hop clarity for the style.
-This is quite drinkable, but it is also forgettable for a 7.5% brew.
-Light caramel is found underneath.
-The flavour profile is not entirely harmonious.
On tap at Ma Che Siete, Roma.