pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, brown colour. Thick, rising head. Hoppy, grainy aroma with some notes of coffee. Well balanced taste of roasted malt and hops. Alcohol bitter finish.
Joakgust (692) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl - Clear black red beer with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, peaches, roasted oats and metallic hops. Flavor is toasty with notes of roasted barley, spruce, citrus and caramel. Very nice take on a Black IPA.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head and a citrus aroma. There is a rich treacle flavor that is appropriately flat and smooth with a nice bitter finish. The rye gives a nice grain bitterness to even out the hop bitterness.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark orange brown with a 4 finger creamy tan head. Aroma of fruit and a little chocolate malt. Med body. Flavor is grainy chocolate with moderate floral/fruit hop. Finishes lightly rye spicy with a little fruit and a fair amount of chocolate. Very smooth, with moderate flavors. Quite good.
AndySnow (1765) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a large beige head. Aroma of liquorice, caramel. Flavour is caramel, roasted malt. More of a Black DIPA than a regular Black IPA.
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl corked bottle from Rayans at cellar temp shared with ck1. Batch number 2012-3. Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Some drops of lace. Aroma has tremendous grassy hops with black patent malts. Exciting . Taste is of spicy grains, sweet toffee, some bittersweet butterscotch. Needed to be colder probably. Medium bodied. Finishes sweetly bitter and very dry. A touch disappointing after the aroma. About in line with typical Boulevard offerings.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
more from the smoke stack series. dark black with heavy light tan head. Aroma hits with grapefruit at first and a little mango. Taste is a soft maltiness with rye spice. slight smell and taste of being in a woodshop as i roll it in my mouth. Even bitter comes though. Besides the dark color I dont get a lot of roast chocolate malt. More a really good rye IPA
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at The Dubliner, may 24th 2013. Black body, big tanned head. Hoppy aroma, exotic fruits, grass, spicy. Taste of grapefruit, chocolate, roasted malt and rye in a delicious blend. Not quite as fruit hoppy as many black ipas, but a really good example of the style still.
larsga (5812) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge beige head. Barely translucent deep dark red body. Roasty
resiny tropical fruit aroma with earthy funky notes. Dry-sweet
funky tropical fruit taste with roasty earthy notes. Mid-bodied.
Sharp, fizzy mouthfeel. Dryish tropical fruit and roasted malts
aftertaste with resiny dusty chocolatey notes. Quite good, but
the flavours don’t quite mix, and too fizzy and funky. (0.75l
bottle, from Systembolaget, Nordstan.)
Foffern (979) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Has a black colour with a medium light beige soapy head. Very IPA-like aroma with fruity hops, grapefruit and some soy sauce in the background. Has a rich taste with a distinct hoppy touch. Slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A well-balanced Black IPA but more a rich IPA than a stout. Not much roastedness in this.