JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black pour with a deep brown head. Sticky and a little bit
fruity. The aroma is really lovely - bright pine and fruit with a bit
of blackberry and licorice with a bright blueberry aroma. Assertively
hopped but quite lovely. Bright and juicy.
cervmagpt (325) - PORTUGAL - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14A, adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 218. AROMA: predominant hop aroma with a floral and piny character. slight roasted malt background. APPEARANCE: very dark brown color but translucent with ruby highlights. medium beige head with average retention. TASTE: predominant hop flavours with a floral and piny character. background sweet malt notes with faint roastiness. medium bitterness with a semi-dry finish. PALATE: velvety medium body with average carbonation. OVERALL: a very interesting black ipa, more inclined towards the hops than the roastiness of the malts.
Maxbier (601) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark nearly black with thin brown head. Piney roast malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Slightly chocolaty malt and sweet up front. Finish is piney hop. More like a hoppy porter than a dark IPA.
procraste (95) - FRANCE - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une chocolate stout douce avec un peu de piquant ? C’est agréable, rond, pas agressif. Vraiment noir d’aspect, elle reste polie en bouche et pas trop démonstrative sur les arômes torréfié ... C’est celle-ci que j’aurais due acheter à mon collègue qui n’aime pas les stouts !
thelynchfella (127) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured jet black with little head. Quite a sweet fruity aroma, quite citrussy. Flavour: candy, citrus fruits, toasted malt too. Alcohol is hidden quite well. Pretty damn tasty
ManVsBeer (5320) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Brew Dog Liverpool. Black with a thin o/w head. Fairly strong tasting but not overbearing. There’s a small sweetness alongside a tropical fruitiness with darker malt notes providing a pretty decent twist that includes hints of roasted malt.
lobs_ols (316) - LATVIA - MAR 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black, strong brown head. Notes of roastiness and fading US hop. Bitter with hints of malt and roastiness. Finishes bitter. Okay, I suppose. My sample seems a bit past its prime.
nihtila (1390) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2015 Black beer with brown head. Aroma with pine, liquorize, grapefruit and slight roast. Palate is quite full-bodied and low carbonated. Taste is very malty with pine and grapefruit. Finish has roasted malts and pine.
fdomig (509) - München, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Aroma is sweet coffee, caramel, roasted nuts. Apperance is very dark brown, almost black with a very brown-ish head. Taste is sweet, light bitter. Very creamy, soft carbonation. A bit unbalanced bitterness/dryness in the end. Overall still a very, very nice Black IPA.
Ngejo (481) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, Clear, black, frothy, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.