BrianWillum (146) - København S., - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Great aroma, several flowers fruity hops sweet and sour, but good balance. Dark beer with little head, disappearing after a while. Taste is difficult to point out, many flavours of berries, hops, raisins and honey and good balance between bitter and sweet.
scrubfish (41) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Tim O’ Tooles Gurnee, dark pour into small snifter, toasty aroma, medium palate with average carbonation, hoppy finish.
BMA (26) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color with a medium light brown head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Rich smooth body. Taste of hops with a quite long bitter aftertaste.
Kita (695) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, 0.33l. Cloudy almost black color with medium sized creamy, mostly diminishing light brown head and fair lacing. Aroma of fruity hops, mainly citrus and passionfruit, roasted malt and coffee. Taste starts with light sweet chocolate, follows by strong coffee and fresh fruity notes, mouthfeel of spicy malt, while finish is moderate bitter with long aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and lively carbonation in palate. Excellent balance of roasted malt and fruity hops...
k2cr2o7 (53) - SPAIN - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza IPA negra, espuma beige bastante cremosa y de consistencia media, gasificación media. Aroma a mitad de camino entre una cerveza stout y una IPA. Sabor lupulado, afrutado y a malta tostada. Final ligeramente dulce y alcohólico.
Cool_Bond (920) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A heavenly fruity hop aroma. Very hops in the taste as well, but when it comes to the finish as the beer gets too much bitterness according to me. Aftertaste lands on the side of the tongue and left for a while. The smell was fine with losing a little taste unfortunately. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
SamTheBarrel (166) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle, pours opaque brownish black with a medium sized tan head with good retention. Aroma of grapefruit, orange peels and roasted malts. Taste of grapefruit, orange peels, roasted malt a hint of butterscotch and chocolate. Medium bitterness with a light sweetness. Medium body, smooth texture and average carbonation. A delicious beer with, my only complaint is the low availability.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A richly malted dark ale with a gigantinormous amount of resinous fruity hops. Intense beer that is easy to drink for a hophead like me.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed as soon as we got it in Montreal but already nearing expiration date.
The look: Dark mahogany body topped by a medium tan head.
In long: Nose is roasted and moderately hoppy with hops showing a strong resinous character along with dank and fruity edges. In mouth the beer feels rather rich, creamy texture, lively carbonation, a mouthfeel similar to many Belgian Strong ales. Taste is more hoppy than expected. This is not aromatic hop bomb but Brewdog went nuts with the bittering hops, very resinous, very sticky. All that fruity hops resin blends with the roaszted malts to create a flavor of dark fruits swimming in sticky molasses. Bitterness of high intensity with hops resin dominating the after-taste. Is it the hop biting my palate or do I feel an alcohol bite in this merely 7% thick body black ale? This wasn’t a fresh bottle and I thought it was hoppy as hell. Strangely easy to drink, but honestly I now find just about all beer that don’t feel sweet easy to drink, and here the sweetness is crushed by the resinous hops. I may write awesome flawless beer ratings but it is never to late too make some typos.
PriorL (912) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE: black beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: hoppy, little coffee, but mostly very hoppy and fruity!
TASTE: hoppy, fruity, than the more coffee, chocolate like aftertaste. Quite heavy and maybe not completely balanced for it’s style. But very enjoyable beer!
stecken (124) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is citrus, roasted malts, licorice, chocolate. Taste is citrus, grape, chocolate.
Medium body, smooth mouthfeel. Very well-balanced.
tombyars (1271) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this in Brewdog, Glasgow on 13th December 2013. Cask, draft flow system dispense. Dark ruby black in colour with a thin white head which vanishes soon after. Strong notes of syrupy black cherry long on the nose. Thin mouthfeel that belies the ABV and poor to non existent lacing. Dark complex malts deliver a rich, moist fruitloaf base with strong flavours of black cherry, syrupy dates and dark chocolate. There is a slight hint of tart hop resin and lime peel in this but the aftertaste fades fast. Strong malts are back full in the mouth with black forest gateau, bournville chocolate and hints of mocha coffee evident in the smooth malty finish. Gets more complex in flavour as it warms up in the hand. One of the best tasting Black IPA’s out there and well recommended.