SimonBeer (110) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Drinking date: 8 April 2015) The beer looks beautiful. Really black beer with a nice, creamy, beige layer of foam on it. Nice aroma of citrus, chocolate and coffee and a but of berries. Strange aroma in the background. The citrus aroma could have been more present, now the coffee/chocolate is the most present aroma. The taste is nice and bitter, fresh, coffee/chocolate-bitterness. Bitter coffee-like aftertaste, which lasts long. The hops could/should have been more present in both the aroma and the taste to make ik a real black ipa. The mouthfeel is a bit too watery. Medium carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer, but not the best black ipa. The fresh hops should have been more present, now it is more a fresh stout. Overall I enjoyed the beer though. Total score: 3.6
Florya (625) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle Appearance; Dark brown, small to medium brown head. Aroma: chocholate, coffee, caramel, citrus, grass, pine. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation.
Kauge (562) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tallinna Kaubamaja (€ 4.95). BB 30.04.2015. Pours dark brown, no light getting through. Head is tan with fairly good retention and some sparse lacing. Nose… pretty nice hop aromas... pungent, grassy and resinous with minimal spiciness coming through the thick chocolaty malts and roastiness. Taste… mixture of chocolaty sweet and resiny bitter, but overall very sweet and kinda mawkish due to maybe Amarillo dominating a bit too much. Seems like the sweetness draws back later on and the bitterness accentuates. On the palate it’s smooth and soft probably thanks to rye. Dangerously quaffable - it’s somewhat watery and pretty light on the body, but the alcohol (8.2%!!) is very well hidden. Finish is on the dry side. Carbonation minimal.
P.S. - It very much resembles Panimo Hiisi’s Pläkki I just had.
CraftBeerNick (1134) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 16th February 15. Black almost, or pretty damn near to. The beast has a good aroma, hops, chocolate. Taste is smooth, hops, chocolate, cocoa, grapefruit, a little citrus. Very nice BIPA
Iznogud (1259) - CROATIA - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml brought by Ivan from Birraviva beer shop in Italy. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Roasted malts and chocolate in aroma. Roasted malts, licorice and hops in flavor. Bitter finish.
davidtjm (799) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hopfenreich. Pour is black with a toffee head, aroma, is fruity toffee. Taste is fruity, toffee, sweet, a bit thin. Good
msbernac (941) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, lightly sour, light sweetness,
Palate-medium body, creamy, lively, bitter finish
tricksta_p (1685) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malt, tropical fruit, some coffee, hops. Flavour is bitter. Not the most complex or full BIPA, but this tasty beer went down well.
Rammer (317) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Good strong black ipa. Little coffee and nice hoppy aroma and flavor. Good bitter finish.
MrHult (397) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska delad med @thaalcoholic. Svart med stort ljusbrunt skum. Humlig doft med en svag ton av bränd malt. Smaken går åt samma håll. Helt ok.