Beerkenstock (81) - - AUG 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drink cool (10-12°C)
Eye: Pours a deep untransparent black color with a nice small beige head and medium carbonation.
Nose: some sort of sweets
Mouth: chewy, dark chocolate, passion fruit, herbal hops
Palate: dark chocolate again, coffee/mocha, licorice, nice bitter/earthy hops and dark malts. fruit (prunes perhaps) as well
Overall: very nice black IPA, bitter to the right extent. really like it
Pumpkin87 (145) - - AUG 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours opaque brown with large mocha head that leaves some lacing.
Nose of chocolate cherries, basement, grapefruit, alcohol. The aroma suggests a vinous quality, but in the glass it’s hops, licorice, burnt toffee, rye in a thin body.
Very fizzy, with strong alcohol heat _ the ABV seems significantly understated. Moderately bitter and very dry finish.
rejtable (1801) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Man is is good. Tap at biermarkt Ottawa. Pours pitch black with some frothy head and tons of lacing. Nose is coffee and cherries. Flavours of espresso, dark chocolate, cherries, pine, roasted grain. Taste med/big bitter medium sweet. Full creamy body with lively carbonation. Really well done.
creppyiceman (107) - POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: strong tropic fruits and citrusy aroma, some roasty and chocolate hints in the back, very juicy
Appearance:dark almost black color, perfect beige head with great lacing and durability.
Taste: very citrusy flavour , notes of chocolate and coffee, medium bitterness
Palate: veeery smooth medium body, average carboantion- sooooooooooo drinkable
Overall: Great beer, amazing balance makes this beer soo drinkable and smooth.
Achel (206) - GREECE - JUL 25, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice creamy head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, citrus, pine, roast malt and notes of nuts.
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a moderate brown head which recedes to a brown lacing. Aroma is fruity and slightly malty. Taste is tropical fruits, slight malts and a hop bitterness.
wolfcarnival (156) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2015
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 bottle from paradise market. had it in my fridge for ages. aroma of tropical and dark fruits, its rich. taste is tons of fruit and dark coffee chocolate. then a shitload of hops. fuck i did not like it. too much for me. a balancing of extremes where neither side tempers the other. i wasnt ready for it, poured about half of it out i found it so personally unappealing
HopsandBolts (204) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bier Markt. Nice black ale with dark roasted malt and coffee coming through in the aromas and flavours.
artiredbirds (167) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Брюдоги во всем и всегда отличны& абсолют& хопанут& при этом древесн& и хлебный, с перебор& шоколад& и сладост& Довольн& мягкий в конце, не знаю как настоящ& блэк Ипа должен выгляде& и вкуснот& однако я бы горечну& поболе
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a bit of a surprise as I didn’t take particularly close attention to the label and wasn’t expecting the fruity vibrancy of the hoppiness in this black beer. It is a stark, jet black ale with a persistent covering of cream coloured head and good lace down the side of the glass. The American hopping comes through in the nosing to the extent that it smells similar to many New Zealand black IPA editions that are heavily influenced by the West Coast of the US. The intriguing thing about the flavour is that it has quite a soapy quality to it. Like having my mouth washed out by my mother for saying fuck out loud. My mouth was also assailed by blackberry, pastry, molasses and juniper. It was a juicy devil while it lasted. Tasty to boot.