Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Craft Beer Rising. Pours black/brown with long lasting thin tan head. Aroma of Liquorice, orange, fir tree and plenty of hops. Taste is delightfully bitter with a long dry finish but had hints of sweetness. Extremely good.
espenra (924) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. Batch 321. Best before 2014-12-30. It poured a pitch black colour with a medium big light-brown head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, liqorice and dark caramel. Flavour is sweet with some bitter notes. Lots of roasted malts and caramel. Soon after coffee appears and then hints of wood and alcohol. Small, but lasting notes of liqorice. I’m usually not a fan of black ales, but this was really good.
R4N5H (283) - SINGAPORE - JUL 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 27/06/15. 33cl bottle.
A lovely creamy hopped Black IPA. Almost black in colour with a small beige head. Medium carbonation and body. Aroma heavy in malt, caramel and hops. Silky smooth creamy sweet mouthfeel. Roasted malt, chocolate flavours with a long lasting bittersweet hoppy finish.
JanEric (1122) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown to black colour, small off white head. Mix bewteen fruitiness and black malts. Taste is fruity and dark malts again. Nice, good balance, like s tout or porter with a good swing of hoppiness. Smooth and tasteful.
Randy4Beer (351) - - JUN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black body, adorned with a beautiful mocha coloured head.
Wasn’t expecting a lot of hops, but the Simcoe hops shine through brilliantly on the draw, and mid tongue, and then roasted malts, light coffee and a hint of mocha get big on the swallow. I want to call it balanced, because it is, but that word also insinuates "safe" in my mind and there is no playing it safe going on in this beer. I’d buy cases of this if I could find it. So delicious.
dreamer (152) - PORTUGAL - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color, with medium beige head. Low to medium carbonation. Medium body with oily texture. Aroma is hops, citrus, pine and grass. Taste is bitter, caramel, little roasted coffee and slightly sweet. Aftertaste is long, bitter and dry.
Excalibur123 (262) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vierte negro intenso con media corona de espuma beige, manteniendo un fino cerco en la copa, aromas a malta tostada, café, ciruelas pasas y lúpulo; en boca entrada media con ligero amargor, siguen notas a frutos negros y terrosas; cuerpo medio-ligero y carbónico medio: pos gusto largo ligeramente amargo y seco, bien equilibrada en su conjunto y un tanto compleja .
einherjar (145) - CROATIA - JUN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with small head. Fantastic aroma, caramel, flowers, hops, honey. Taste is brown sugar. Medium body, bitter finish with some alcohol notes. Not bad, but still looking for my favorite Brewdog beer.
Tognetta (292) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Negra, espuma bege, média formação. Aroma achocolatado, toffee, torrada, pão preto, mas discreto. Sabor remete a defumação, amargor e dulçor leve/médio, corpo médio/denso. Aftertaste intensifica o amargor e reduz dulçor, persistente.
nickel (612) - - JUN 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: fruits, sweet malt, amazing hops bouquet,
Taste: IPA enhanced by caramel and malt.
colui72 (193) - HONG KONG - JUN 11, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First black IPA I’ve tried, it amazed me, I couldn’t believe I was drinking a black ale that tastes as an IPA. Lots of floral and fruits, hoppy finish.