czar (4428) - Québec, Quebec, - AUG 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours clear very dark brown with a nice creamy light beige head, good retention and lacing. chocolatey and roasted malts, bitter chocolate and burnt nuts, lightly sweet burnt caramel, coffee, resin, citrus, hint of maple, bit of dust, tobacco. moderate to low carbonation, light to medium body - oily, nice lightly piney-resinous finish, never harsh. good balance and good drinkability for stated abv, just a tad too sweet for my liking. still.. much enjoyed!
adamnowek (64) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, dark, dark. A bit of a coffee taste. Somewhat stout-ish as far as a black IPA goes. I dig.
Garlic_of_Doom (471) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Pure Evil. Thanks!
Dark brown with a small khaki head.
Aroma is roasted with coffee and dark chocolate.
Taste has kavring, roasted malt, some coffee, faint bitterness.
Medium body, soft carbonation, soft/silky mouth feel.
Short roasted after taste.
ninecats (164) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep dark brown with a slowly dissipating beige brownish head, leaving some lacings. Aroma is a nice mix of coffee tones, roasted malt and flowery fruity hops. Taste is quite complex, with an obvious coffee tone, with molases, sweet chocolate, liquorice melting with a hoppier, fruity side with some tropical fruit and also some dry red wine. Finishes lingering hoppy sour coffeish. Medium to full body, medium carbo, oily texture. Almost a stoutish IPA I?d say, with much more roasted abd thicker tones found here than in the average beer of this style.
rotaman14 (76) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pechschwarze Farbe mit einer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Sehr hopfiges Aroma, die Malznoten werden da ein bisschen unterdrückt. Geschmack von Mokka. Nicht so meins.
Panzuriel (1312) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Libertine Black Ale from The Party Source in Bellvue KY. This beer pours a dark black brown opaque with a light brown thin head of foam. Nose is a nice malt backbone with an overlay of decent hops. Taste is just a bit sweet over a nice malt cereal base. towards the end there is a bit of red wine/fruit. it’s quite interesting. Body is a bit lively and quite silky. a very nice beer.
ruigo (1124) - PORTUGAL - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Opaque dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Chocolate, coffee, fruity hops and liquorice in the aroma. Average to low carbonation and medium creamy body. Taste is complex, multi-dimensional and more bitter than sweet. Overall, a delightful experience for the senses.
crlnts (303) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, beige head lasting. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel and fruity hops. Average carbonation and bitterness.
Andrus86 (29) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE. Pours black with a solid small cream head. dark roasted malts on the nose with a extremely smooth cream finish bursting with malt flavours.
Sourced from Cape Cellars
BrunoVille (37) - BRAZIL - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Espuma de coloração castanho, boa densidade e média persistência.
Líquido negro como uma stout, com corpo médio e alta drinkability. Aroma tostado leve, com malte e caramelo. Sabor com tostado bem suave, traços de caramelo (mas não chega a ser doce), café, baunilha, traços de lúpulo que remetem ao Simcoe, embora eu não diria que lembra uma IPA.
Cerveja excelente e extremamente equilibrada, fácil de beber.
rikstar (780) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l fles zwart met een bruine kraag. Geur is kruidig en hoppig, met ook brood. Smaak is volbitter zoet een tikkeltje richting jodium. Mondgevoel is tikkeltje dun maar de afdronk is mooi vol bitter. Lekkere black ipa had echter wat voller moegen zijn.