fitwitchik (262) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle in a 4 pack into a pint glass blackish with a tan head.
Aroma is roasty hops.
Flavor is definite west coast Simcoe with malts. The burnt flavor is dominate which is exactly what a black IPA needs. So good.
Balanced better that the average and definitely glad I have 3 more bottle to share & enjoy.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Nice looking lacing, dark, fairly black.   Smooth on the tongue.   Soft roastiness, a little black malt, with also a very soft hop bitterness.   Good balance, clean, chewy.   Pretty tasty.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Hoppy finish, a little black malt.   Solid, not real big on either end, but a good balance.
themightyjag (170) - - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Tesco.
Bubbly tan head, good lacing. Body is black. Nose is smokey charcoal, burnt sugar, grassy hops. Loads of hops in the flavour, malt backbone stands up well though. Pine, a little citrus. Roasty. Aftertaste has some boozy caramel notes. Quite thick mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Incredibly hoppy for a dark beer.
Sammy (8420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent shwartz beer, with spice like ginger and minimal hop. Bottle at L’Autre Oieul. They told me bottle just recently received.I am sure a different brew in Scotland on tap.
yy0pp (484) - - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Klub malých pivovarů. Poured black color with an average frothy tan head. Hoppy and fruity aroma.
wvhoran (93) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in Hobart. Black colour with frothy, off-white head. Aroma is stout-like, malty chocolate, caramel, with sweet hop aromas of orange and grapefruit. Flavour is sweet with roast malt, a nice lingering hop bitterness. Balanced; very good.
Nicoizzo (7) - Rotondi, ITALY - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ottima... Colore torno e scurissimo... Schiuma piuttosto blanda di colore marroncino... Al naso odore di tostato e Citro....Molto aggressiva sul palato
UncleKorm (748) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In tap, poured clear dark brown hue w/ medium beige head and moderate lacing. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ moderate bitter finish. Moderate aromas of hops and malt. Tastes are licorice, tobacco, medium roast malts, grass. Full bodied w/ strong tannins in the finish.
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BVery (5992) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Extremely dark pour with a foamy light beige head. Citrus and roast malt on the nose. Nice full palate. Taste is awesome - bittersweet, citrus, roast, hoppy but not too bitter. Just great.
obguthr (3670) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pine and charcoal nose, not very strong. Black, thick tan head, good lacing. Pine, charcoal, grapefruit, and prune flavor. Good bitterness, but not off balance. Medium balance, soft carbonation. Good stuff, but rather expensive and hard to get in the US.