Hugi (437) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black, brown and rough-textured, medium head. At first sweet , fruity, berry-like aroma (raspberries, raisins). Later dark malts, licorice.
Malty-sweet taste with some notes of bitterness derived from the malts. Dry-resiny hop-bitterness and a coffee-like finish.
Franckg (246) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arômes intenses de levures venant de l’épais col de mousse débordant de mon verre. En bouche, c’est un équilibre parfait entre le chocolat, café et houblons tirant sur les agrumes. Amertume tirant sur le rôti. Bonne bière dans le style.
Thisis12ptfont (934) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma brings strongly carbonated hops, smokey malts, subtle yeast and chocolate. Appearance is black with with a thin tan foam. Taste is big malty funk, bitter chocolate, moderately bitter hops, dark roast, earthy roast and dry hop oils. Overall, not the best black IPA i’ve had. There is a odd malty funk overtoning most of the flavors.
fkoolen (446) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Very dark brown colour, beige creamy head. Tropical fruity hops in the nose and taste, resinous and grassy hoppy too, along with milky coffee and chocolate, light roasted malts, vanilla. Soft mouthfeel, low carbonation, light bodied but good flavours.
Werckmeister (375) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home. black color, tan head, disolves pretty quickly. smells grapefruit, malty, raisins, grassy, mulberry. full body, good mouthfeel, taste of coffee, grapefruit, chocolate, some sweetness, good dry coffee roasty bitter, but also light fruity finish
grubypawel (186) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with little beige head. Aroma of red fruit, resin and grapefruit. A full-bodied taste with a decent bitter finish with hints of coffee. This is the kind of black IPA that tastes almost like an IPA, but it looks really black.
Cybercat (3728) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque sable with a fluffy and fairly thick tan head, and a peep of garnet light at the bottom. Note of burnt hops reaches the nose first, followed by roast malt, evergreen, and a hint of mocha. Charred hops lead the flavor, followed by smoky malt, mocha, and subtle earthy tones. Texture is firm and smooth, if not too fizzy. Get your libertine on and go barking mad!
triskaideka (200) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle - pours jet black with beige head - aroma of hops - grapefruit/citrus melds with coffee/chocolate notes. Full bodied - good mix of hops bitterness with maltiness. I liked this a lot.
KeefOz (1023) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BB 01/0715. Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany edge and a one-finger light tan foamy head that retained very well and laced well. No visible carbonation. Aroma subtly of floral hops and hints of malt; overall disappointing. Taste very sweet with dark chocolate and coffee plus slightly roasted grain and a slight bitterness; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Creamy, soft, smooth with a lingering quite bitter finish. Very nice.
Florya (580) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle. Appearance: Black, tan head. Aroma: Tropical fruits, citrus, coffee. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.