wazzawazza (60) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent darker beer that fits its description well. The IPA nature is prominent, as well as the clear hoppy taste.
robto (68) - Belas, PORTUGAL - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at cerveteca bar in Lisbon. It pours a black colour with a rich and creamy tan head that lasts. Aroma is citrus and piney hops, fruity and some caramel malts. Taste is obviously citruisy, a little sweet from the toffee, spicy, roasted malts and pretty bitter overall. It has a medium body with decent carbonation. That’s a good IPA as usual.
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Medium tan head that mostly dissipates atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, grapefruit, light orange, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some caramel, light bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, some stickiness, light effervescence.
sharkydodson (1162) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is caramel and herbal with hints of coffee and pine needles... the taste is spicy, malty and fruity with notes of pine, toffee, licorice, grapefruit and coffee... intensive hopping... dry bitter aftertaste...
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014 From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, bready, light chocolate and coffee, hoppy too. Sweet and bitter taste same as the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Puzon (4) - - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Barwa ciemnobrunatna, niemal czarna. Piana obfita, lekko beżowa. Wyraźne aromaty amerykańskich chmieli - czuć cytrusy i sosnę. Alkohol świetnie zamaskowany, goryczka średnia. Niesamowicie pijalne Black IPA!
bewyder (417) - FRANCE - NOV 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Une IPA noire écossaise, amère et arômes maltés, reste peu aguichante à l’oeil. Bouteille bue au bar La Tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, première dégustation difficile le 27/11/2013, seconde dégustation beaucoup plus plaisante le 01/12/2014. Comme quoi les goûts et l’expérience évoluent...
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma: roasty, malty, and chalky, with hints of coffee and ash. Taste/Palate: over-carbonated and sweet; finishes bitter and astringent. Not a favorite. Astringency is a killer for me.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12. Aroma is a malty IPA smell. The beer is a bit over carbonated so the first taste packs a bit of a punch. Once you get into the main part of the beer it is a roasty, dark chocolatey, coffee flavor. The head is almost like a milkshake and this beer tasted ever so slightly like a real beer shake. Would have been much better if it wasn’t so overcarbonated.
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy beige head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose is well balanced between the Simcoe hops and the chocolate and roasty malts. The flavor is equally well balanced, the hops are bright and fresh up front, with the malt taking over towards the finish. A rather drinkable BIPA with the hops being rather bright, but not overly bitter, allowing the malt to still shine. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation, enough hops on the finish to drive you to want another sip rather quickly. Pretty nice beer.