Ed5388 (1238) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle via 4 pack from Brick Spirits. Pours black with a finger of creamy mocha tan head. Aroma is chocolatey, slightly herbal, with notes of roasted malt, bunt toast, and light citrus. Taste of chocolate malt, roasted coffee, toast, and acidic citrus fruit.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, batch 277, black color, with a bubbly tan head, with a mild roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malt, floral leafy, grassy, citrus hop nose, with some dark bitter chocolate, mocha notes, and with some burnt brownie, toffee accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, coffeeish, light mochaish character, with a good flowery leafy, grassy, minty hoppy flavour, with a dark bitter chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough undertone, leading towards a chocolate, roasted, black maltiness, lingering piney, grassy hop bitterness finish.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle. My first UK Black IPA. Thick unfiltered opaque black body. Thin, sort of patchy beige head. A pretty solid rendition. Smooth mild citrus hops, sweet thick malt body. The simcoe is nice, but it doesn’t quite stand up to the rich specialty malts. Other than that it has everything you’d want in the style. Well done, quality ingredients, but could use a little extra hop punch to throw it over the top.
Monchito_IPA (80) - SPAIN - NOV 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Muy oscura y con espuma beige, media y persistente. En el aroma domina el lúpulo, floral como una buena ipa. En el sabor hay un equilibrio perfecto, el amargo del lúpulo se mezcla con los tonos tostados de la malta, café, regaliz. Muy muy equilibrada, con potencia en los dos polos. Mucho cuerpo y personalidad. Jamona.
conway (901) - - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, licorice, pine and something akin to wintergreen flavored gum. Taste follows suit but starts to showcase roasted/charred malt. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Pretty intense for the ABV.
antonstoop (119) - - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A blackish brown beer, with a good light beige head. In the nose there is a fresh hoppy smell, light roasted coffee, light alcohol and a strong smell of elderberry. It is medium bodied beer, low but nice carbonation. In the taste there is a lot of hop, grapefruit, light coffee and some alcohol. In the aftertaste the coffee of the roasted malts becomes more prominant. The aftertaste is not very long. A very nice bipa, where the hop is dominant in the nose and taste, the coffee comes in the aftertaste.
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berntholer (544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
quite dense beige head disappears with some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of hop, hopresin, fruity, skunky, passionfruit, coffee. taste hop, fruity, coffee with a bitter finish. from the roasted malts. quite dense mouthfeel, fair carbonation and good body. bottle 33 cl / batch #167 / bbf jun-2014
dynamiteninja (1287) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. More dependable excellence from the BrewDog boys. Medium tan head with not much retention. Ivory body. Citrus, roast, black malt, tobacco. Bitter with some tang. Dry finish.
Sissio (174) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear black with rubin notes, head rocky light brown
aroma malts, herbs, coffee, chocolate, honey
taste sweet, bitter astringent finish
palate medium body, average carbonation, astringent finish
More bitter than I thought
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle from Spirits Middletown. Poured a very nice looking medium density pitch black with a smaller to average sized foamy beige head. Aroma of burnt toast, roastiness, light dark chocolate, hint of old coffee, slight citrus. Medium to slightly thinner body with average to softer carbonation that lends a creaminess overall to the mouth feel. Flavor is somewhere between a hopped up porter and good ol’ Pete’s Wicked Ale. Loads of roastiness, burnt toast, light touch of dark chocolate and black cioffee along with some charred citrus fruits. Solid effort but do these fools really think a best by date till August 2014 really works on a Black IPA, NOT!!!!!