humlelala (1060) - - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33 cl bottle from Ølbutikken; BBD: October 10th 2013; Batch #318) Pours black with a beautifully dense, tan head. Decent retention, good regeneration and beautiful lace. Aroma is fresh, simcoe-like herbal hoppiness. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and a rather bitter finish. Taste follows the nose with added bitterness. Somewhat agressive but in a refined and very smooth way like a hitman. Girlfriend says "It has a subtle cola-note to it. It’s bitter but it’s okay."
cervmagpt (286) - 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 (527) - 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 (68) - 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 (117) - 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
wimpyjoe (5065) - 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 (274) - 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 (949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
17.4.2014. 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 (485) - 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 (421) - 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.
anstei (152) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay. Pours black with a medium foam. Hoppy nose, slightly floral. Not quite as intense as I expected it from the description and the ratings, but still strong. A well-balanced, tasty BIPA.