ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well and leaves very good lacing. The aroma has Vienna coffee and mild dark chocolate malt, blended with grapefruit, herbal and pine needle hops. Strong citrus hops notes of grapefruit and lime up front are joined by some pine. The lime lingers into the mid-palate, where it is joined by bitter cocoa and smoother milk chocolate malt notes. Lime, lemon and a kick of pine resin hops come through in the finish. This is a very enjoyable black IPA indeed.
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 (347) - - 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 (260) - 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 (278) - 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 (610) - - 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 (172) - 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.
Patdelichte (44) - - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Donkere ale met veel aroma en super zachte smaak. Wat droge maar zeer lekkere nasmaak. Daarnaast een hele gave fles!
Cyberbong (6) - - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep black with a medium brown head. The aroma is huge, the smell starts of with lots of resin/piny aromas, some citrus, then comes the malty some coffee and roasty aromas. The taste is lightly sweet, not too bitter. Full body, taste of caramel, lively carbonation, some alcohol and a long lasting bitterness in the finish.
Overall a very good beer, hoppy yet balanced.