scotty (1042) - - JUN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Tesco Galashiels. Sneaked this onto the wifes online shopping, must try that again! This has a rich malty nose but the high hop content is apparent, an interesting aroma, I can’t say I’ve come across anything like this before! As expected, this has a good bit of body, again big on (roasted) malt, but the citrus edge of the hops quickly comes to the fore...there’s a lot going on here, quite sweet but it finishes clean and it lingers well! A cracking brew!
umich03jm (1835) - 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 (1104) - 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 (444) - 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 (280) - 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.
rhyshewer (70) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Mango, dark chocolate, pineapple
Appearance: Black, quickly disappearing tan head
Taste: Grapefruit, chocolate, coffee, roastedness.
Palate: Medium bodied, slightly oily texture, medium carbonation with a long, hot bitter finish.
Overall: Cracking Black IPA.
lachneger (273) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donker zwart bier met Koffiecreme kleurige schuimkraag. Smaak zacht/ mild met een licht bruisende CO2, koffie drop. Samen gedronken met Bryan.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014-06-28. Black body with a nice creamy tan head. 3++ Aroma of leafy green hops, light roasty dark malt. Flavour is rich. Dark malt has light roast, fruity undertones, mild green leafy hops hides sneakily in the under layers at first but slowly building to prominence. Very light sugary caramel hints. Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Very nice. On tap at BrewDog, Glasgow