gururyan (593) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into snifter from bottle, super dark with a chocolate head. Very hoppy up front with a bitter, malty exit. Not bad, but I would put many choices well ahead of this.
pineypower (2492) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours a very attractive, almost black brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is of lots of roasty malts, light chocolate, pine hops, eucalyptus, and some over-toasted bread. Taste is smooth, light toasted malts, chocolate, some pine hops, citrus bitterness, light herbal notes. Solid.
greenclansman (742) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light dark color, nice head. Lots of hops in aromas and taste . Bitter aftertaste.
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent black IPA with huge dark malt flavors and plenty of hops. Deep black in color with a nice tan head. Medium bodied. Excellent to style.
Awktoberfest (289) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark as night. Mild aroma.. Not any bright hop aromas or taste... A little bitterness. Some dark malts. Wish it were a little more lively with the hop additions but a very repeatable black ipa...
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Hoppsan (129) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, part of mix pack. Pours solid black with medium, creamy head. Nice fruity hoppiness in aroma, pine and roasted notes with tar and licorice in taste. Low in sweetness, high bitterness. Light palate with medium long, bitter finish. High drinkability but also (unnecessarily) high ABV.
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rod3nt (9) - POLAND - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity - tropics (a hint of pineapple) and citrus, in aroma with a little bit of alcohol.
Pours clear, dark brown with nice, tanned head, not very solid, low lacing.
Medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Perfect taste of fruits mixed with chocolate and coffee (long lasting coffee taste). Very pleasant, candied orange peel aftertaste. Perfect!
Lively beer with full body and slick feel. Very drinkable, too bad it ends so quickly, I just can’t help wanting more of it :)
Dazz3 (1541) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with a big brown head. Smells fruity, grassy hoppy, a bit sweet, a bit coffee and roasted malt. Tastes creamy grassy hoppy, a bit sweet, a bit sour, gooseberries, mild bitterness.
Gandalf39 (30) - - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur noire profonde, arômes grillés et torréfiés. Bouche riche mais bien buvable. Amertume torréfié et houblonesque. Très bonne stout mais pas franchement expressive du côté simcoe.
Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black with 3 finger thick tan head.
Aroma: Toast, musky, orange/grapefruit marmalade and pine.
Taste: Low sweet and sourness with medium/high bitterness.
Palate: Thick coarse texture, light body, average carbonation, astringent bitter, burnt/roast malty, citrus finish.
Comments: Tasty and glass lace. But very bitter.