kraddel (2344) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from delirium hoppy loft
Bottle 6101 / 8973
Pours clear dark brown . No head
Smell is faded hop , sweet , roasted malts , some chocolate
Very low carbo . Almost flat . Sweet , bit syrupy . Bit bitter , very faded hops .
Nice , but too flat . Age , maybe ?
Yorker (968) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home (bottle #4945). Pours black with some sediment and no head. Aroma and flavour is faded hops (if that makes any sense), fruit, malt, and liquorice – with a slightly bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (6500) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from Utobeer, 12/10/13.
Pours extremely dark mahogony brown meets light black with a thin tan covering.
Nose is caramel malt, hops, light pine, boozey waft, berry fruit, black forest gateaux.
Taste comprises earthy hops, light roast, pine needle, berry fruit compote, cocoa dusting, brown sugars.
Full bodied, slick and slightly oily, smooth on the palate, berry booze and semi aggressive earthy hopness in the last hurrah.
Tasty ’imperial’ CDA. The alchohol is well tempered and this is holding up very well for over 2 years old !
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense aroma of booze and ginger, oily, zero fizz and well bodied. Caramel taste and a bitter late finish.
CarlJonas (200) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown. Small head. Honey, pine resin, fudge in the aroma. Slightly roasted flavour, sweet and bitter. More honey and some chocolate. Rich and smooth mouthfeel. Bit old now but still very tasty.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. From notes. Coffee, chocolate and roasty. Decent bit of herbal hops in there too. Very good!
McNeillR (871) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hell fire black auburn hinge, slight head. Composting dry nose, sumptuous. Taught, zipwire bitterness throughout even three years on. Rounded malt and peppery tinge. Thin but arching tang to the finish.Big rusty amber body with boozy listless head. Coppery nose, firey. Dense oily, oxidsed boozeage slips away to floral rustiness. Crystalled throughout, keeping it steely and narrow. Terse finish, mapely
Bottle, Brewdog Garvie Gauntlet
zimbo (467) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
roasty bloody dark thinnish some burn light almost transparent black thin thin whispy head. lacks definition
Kuulokekoira (1) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #3017, bottled on 16.05.2011. Feels more like imperial stout than black ipa. No carbonation whatsoever, pours without a foam. Aroma has some fruitiness to it, taste comes with some sweet ligorice, roasted malts and hints of coffee. Palate is nice and deep but suffers from lack of hops. Also some head would have been nice.
Quite nice, not mind blowing.
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - AUG 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma has chocolate and coffee. Flavor has salty licorice with chocolate and cocoa. Not that surprising after maturing. Aftertaste and flavor has some medicine.