Bosskie (567) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black, nice offish head. Smell is citric bitterness with some meatiness and oily leather and resin. Hints of smoke. Quite metallic and crisp.
Taste is very dry and bitter with some ash and coffee and later some chocolate. Finish is astringent but quite smooth. Citric and with hints of wood.
tiong (4649) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Bier-Deluxe
BBE 30.11.2015 -
Pours pitch black with a thick foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, grassy hops, pine and resin. Taste is smooth, roasty and heavy with licorice notes, some grassy and resinous hoppiness and pine. Finish is heavy, sweetish and roasty with some grassy hoppiness and resinous notes. Quite a heavy black IPA.
Tmoney99 (11828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
sharkydodson (591) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma is caramel and fruity with notes of spruce and spicy grasses... the taste is caramel and spicy, with bright notes of grapefruit, spruce needles, toast and tropical fruits... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...
SeniorZozo (215) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown color. Citrus and caramel hops in aroma. Smoked malt, coffee, citrus hops. And so great coffee finish. Very good.
Rasmus40 (13625) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bier-Deluxe. Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - pine and citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 030715
DrSilverworm (8363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Good earthy hop and roast in the nose. Dark brown, slight red hue. Light only comes through around the edges. Thin khaki head. Leaves some loose ropes of lace. In the flavor, nice roastiness, dark chocolate, some coffee, mild smoke. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. Moderate bitter taste, moderate-plus sweet. The alcohol works well, not overly sweet, though a mild sweet bite does surface at the end of my sample. Mild spiciness. Touch of raisin. Drinks like it could be 7.5%. Solid black IPA.
ZodiacM (288) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken van de tap in Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Een mooie complexe dark IPA, geur en smaak zijn hoppig en bloemig, en in de smaak valt ook de smaak van drop op. Heel lekker, een topper!
Jarastlad (52) - Arlon, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl Bottle from Miorge-Mihoublon, Arlon, Belgium.
Aroma has a nice balance between floral notes, hop notes and cereals. It pours a magnificent dark brown.
The taste is very nice : hop/bitter attack which rather stays in front of the mouth but followed by sweet cereals/coffee. This balences the beer greatly. Texture is nice and smoothe and finnish is quenching.
Brewfist outdid themselves again !
CloakedDagger (1144) - - JUL 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a reddish brown. Once again a massive head from just a careful pour. These guys seem to have carbonation issues with their bottled beers. Herbal, medicinal hop aroma - cough syrup. Medium body, now the carbonation appears almost flat. Heavy roast, a little harsh. Black IPA’s are rarely smooth or balanced and this is no exception from that rule. 070715