gururyan (593) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into snifter from bottle, super dark with a chocolate head. Very hoppy up front with a bitter, malty exit. Not bad, but I would put many choices well ahead of this.
stef73 (201) - - JUL 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
de couleur noir c est une avec peu de carbonisation on ressent tout suite des note de torrification avec un cote houblonne mais qui est tres bien balance un peu citronne avecx un cote de torrification c est la premiere biere que je prends de cette compagnie et sens vaut la peine c est trres bien reussi
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 27/7/2014 (shared with Butz). Pours a deep brown with the barest of heads. Has a pleasant light aroma of fruity hops with some roasty notes in the background. The flavour features toasty malt and lots of sweet citrus and stone fruit. The bitterness is quite firm and balances the sweetness out nicely. Has a fairly creamy palate and average carbonation. This is a very nice black IPA. It has a bit of Feral’s brilliant Barrique Okarma to it, though it’s not quite as good.
rgf001 (110) - München, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tropical hops and roast malt aroma. Dark cloudy brown with adequate off white foam. Coffee and chocolate malt flavors but lacking complexity. Nice bitter dry finish.
umich03jm (1861) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. About 1 month from bottling. Pours pitch black with a nice frothy head that fades very slowly and leaves some webbing. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, roast, burnt toast, and pine. Tastes pretty roasty with a moderate pine hop taste. Subtle chocolate and dark bread as well. No sweetness at all really. Moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little chalky. Medium to thick body. A decent Black IPA but I’ve had many better.
prawlie (1107) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at Bristol Brewdog. Black with a yellowish head. Roasty and zesty hops, well balanced. Zesty hops aroma. Good sipping beer, but very dry.
Jesterdeal (1814) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Todd on man night. Aroma of fudge, pine resin, and a decent dark citrus malt. Pours black with small to medium tan head. Taste is roasty chocolate cake, pine, grapefruit, and a mocha finish. Very nice black IPA. Not the hoppiest I’ve had but delicious.
pictoman (445) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 330mL bottle [batch 109; best before 16/04/15]. Near black with tan head. Aroma has a balance of citrus hops, roast malt, caramel malt, and chocolate harmoniously competing without outshining each other. Taste has a similar balance wherein each flavour can be individually tasted with just a mildly dry finish. Yet, because nothing is really dominant, it lacks the real punch that would lead to a knock out.
Taboada (281) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mml bottle tasted on 22/07/2014. Dark black body with a medium off-beige head. Aroma of hops, chocolate and roasty malts. Taste is sweet chocolate and bitter hops. Carbonation and body are medium. Enjoyable beer! Next one please!
Nicke80 (87) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with nice head. Fruity and chocolaty aroma with sweet taste of coffee and hops.
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown head over a dark black body. Hints of grapefruit in aroma. Medium body that is slightly slick. Bitter finish with hints of grapefruit and a slight sweetness that pokes its head out now and then.