Hoppsan (74) - Stockholm, - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, part of mix pack. Pours solid black with medium, creamy head. Nice fruity hoppiness in aroma, pine and roasted notes with tar and licorice in taste. Low in sweetness, high bitterness. Light palate with medium long, bitter finish. High drinkability but also (unnecessarily) high ABV.
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melush (59) - SPAIN - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl. Color negro. Sabor a lupulo, regaliz, quemado, amargo. Una gran IPA negra
Maarten1993 (172) - - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank while watching White Collar 16-3-2014. Beer tastes like an IPA with a dark chocolate, bitter aftertaste (after starting with the IPA hoppiness and freshness). Very interesting combination. Good beer.
Migmar (215) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small head that resembles a whirlpool. Salty liquorice, roasted. Sprucy and grassy hops. Heavy bitterness, some sourness too. Semi-full palate. Very interesting hybrid of a porter and IPA, resembles some of the more bitter ones among imperial stouts. Probably the best beer by Brewdog that I’ve sampled (which are mostly all very good).
berkshirejohn (4127) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from a Tesco’s in Edinburgh. An opaque black pour with a loose tan head; resinious woody aroma; strongly hopped, with a woody resinous taste and some licorice; the finish is dry with some sharp pine resin at first that softens into a long finish.
HKdIPA (97) - - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beertopia 2014 #5. Light black pour thin tan head. Delicious simcoe hops aroma. Floral citrus hoppy taste. Bit of roast. Bitter finish. Very good.
Sarpa (632) - FINLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 33cl from Alko @ home. Pours black with a large beige head. Hops, dark fruits, toasted malts in the aroma. Licorice, hops, vanilla in the flavor
rbrazell (1418) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at SGD. Black pour with a thick brown head. Dark roasted malt aroma, touches of plum, with citrus and piney hops. Chocolate and roast flavor with drying, bitter citrus and pine finishing it out. Medium body and smooth carbonation. Not bad.
skortila (4312) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Definately irreplaceable Simcoe unions there, but also I get hints of mango and mandarin. Not much malt in the aroma which is good for a black IPA. Back coloured beer with a beige, lasting, thin head. The taste is moderate bitter and lingering. It has some dark roast, but very much all characteristics of an IPA overruling the roasty malt body in a marvelous victorious way. Guess this is definitely cold extraction on the dark malts. Really well done, beautiful black IPA. Can’t make it any lower than a 4.5 ;)
mauritsio (312) - FINLAND - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Alko Hyvinkää. Hazy black with not much head. Fresh floral hops. Salty, some liquorice aroma. Lasting bitterness.
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esox (951) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botteld. Black beer with a dense beige head and long lasting lace. Nose: full of pungent/resiny hoppiness, some grapefruit and peaches coupled fith light, coffeyish roast. Dry, crisp maltiness and increasingly bitter, resiny and almost ashy finish. Hop bite is minerally dry like some in British bitters. Light burnt malty notes in the finish too, but overall roasted flavors are light. I like this more hop forward style of black ipa. Medium body, frothy and fresh texture. Very good.