cgarvieuk (16801) - Edinburgh, - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
keg at the bat .... deeep brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft dry roast malt nose ... too fizzy ... dry roast malt ... luight charcoal ... zezty lime ... little too soapy ... ok
AshtonMcCobb (3675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines Comely Bank.
Appearance - dark brown with a decent head.
Nose - farmyard, edging on soy sauce.
Taste - dry malt and charcoal, light liquorice.
Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet dry texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - not that black in the end. Is this supposed to be a black IPA? I’d have said Dry Stout was the style.
allmyvinyl (5766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours murky brown with a long-lasting off-white head. Aromas of soy, dung apples. Taste is dry, roasted. More of a stout, really.
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ash’s. Pours deep brown, nose is roasted, dung, soy sauce, taste is dry, chocolate, soy, roasted.
danielecamo (739) - ITALY - APR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottiglia da 33cl. aroma tostato, erbaceo, leggero cioccolato e liquirizia. Al palato molto pulita come si conviene ad una bassa fermentazione. Base maltata con tostato, caffè e cioccolato amaro seguito da una luppolatura erbacea e fresca che corre parallela alle note tostate che non abbandonano mai la bevuta.
marcosmiacam (3) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A Schwarzbier very hopped, as if it were a Black IPA but lager. Their beers are reinterpretations of classic styles Germans, mainly.
shoulderbroken (2643) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Gar Eden. Listed as a dark lager, but aroma is black ipa like, roast, chocolate, malty sweetness and something a little citrusy or sharp. Taste is more simple but good. Caramel sweetness, no hint of the hops. Strange. Nice though.
motelpogo (7182) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at braukunst live 2015. pretty close to black, clear with a bubbly beige head; aroma of caramel and pine, hints of used coffee grounds; modest bitterness with a luscious texture; pretty decent
sandrobruni (18) - ITALY - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
taste2015 alla spina, scura, bel cappello dis chiuma, naso interessante con note tostate, in bocca leggermente watery, dolciezza del malto in contrtasto con il luppolo bruciato. interessante
jfb (4541) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) hazy brown colour with a light beige head. aroma of heavy chestnuts and earth, with some quite prominent alcohol, a hint of pears, roasted malts and light caramel. flavour is mostly yeast, sugar icing and walnuts, with a touch of herbal hops in the medium-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
MrJoller (89) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour, frothy brownish head. Aroma is coffee with slightly hoppy character. Hops come out at taste, intense with a coffee aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Very good