Theydon_Bois (9084) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14.
Extremely dark mahogany brown wuth a big old light khaki tan covering.
Nose carries big roasty tones, light spice, red berry fruit, earthy hops.
Taste comprises red berry jam, pine bite, spice, light charr, cocoa rub, liqourice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close coated with earthy hop bitterness.
Decent enough CDA.
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Americo’s bottle. Brown with a big head, lacy, and a hoppy aroma. meets the style with emphasis on hops rather than roasty. Tasty.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 120. 750 mL bottle from Green’s Buford. Pours a hazy dark reddish brown color with a large foamuy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, herbal hops, spicy rye. The taste is rye, herbal hops, roasted malts, nutty notes. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of rye, roast chocolate malt, charred banana peel, wheat malt, cocoa, pine and resin. Medium body. Finishes with abrasive rye. Bone dry.
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ GBBF. Dark brown to black color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is lightly malts, lots of hops. Taste malts, very hoppy, but just a slight roastyness. It’s a lovely beer, but there’s not enough roast to make it a top Black IPA imo. Medium body and carbonation.
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL thanks to dfroms! Pours clear, deep ruby mahogany, medium tan foam. Rocky. Nose is savory, smokey, melon hops, fruity hoppy. Taste is tangy, bitter, spicy, dark chocolate. Thick, dense, dark chocolate. Rich, bitter, really nice.
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle-conditioned 750ml. deep brown body with a rocky and foamy light tan head with heavy lacing. for neuvo-American black IPA they seem to have produced quite a nice nose of aromatic American hops (citrus / fresh cut grass / dank bud / light resin, just barely bleeding over into shallot and cheese rind territory), the experience made richer by the play between malt and yeast (bakers chocolate, lightly sweet / spicy licorice black malt, spiced bread / seeds / black pepper). medium-full body with frothy, full and soft carbonation. the medium-low sweetness, matched well with hop acids and soft malt and carbonation is what brings this to another level. Boulevard once again gets bottle-conditioning right, something that the majority of American brewers either don’t try or can’t do well.
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 First rating
Sampled bottled at "En öl & whiskymässa" in Göteborg, on April 13, 2013.
Dark brown color, tan head. Hoppy herbal scent. Sweet, herbal, bitter taste. Minerals, salty. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Bottle from Argonaut Liquors in Denver, on April 5, 2014.
Black color, fluffy tan head. Lots of CO2 build-up to the head. Hoppy, green, alcohol scent. Bitter, hoppy, roasted taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, a bit fizzy, high bitterness.
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ fonfan
Pours clear dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, citrus, grape and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, caramel, citrus and grape finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
shrubber85 (7729) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange, rye malt, and pine aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet orange rye malt and moderately bitter spruce flavor. Pretty tasty but would have liked if the rye came out more.