Tide (1472) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Black Door. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, nuts and a bit of resin. Bitter finish with hops, chocolate and coffee. Very nice black IPA.
VastActiv (2205) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Oluthuone Kaisla, Helsinki. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, grape, hops and malts. Well, body is strong but this is too oily for me.
harrisoni (12676) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Gbbf 2013. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate and some hop quite oily. Some soy sauce. Ok. Not very hoppy.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at JF’s, from BSF @ GBBF, 17/08/13.
Light black good sized tan covering.
Nose is dank hops, light fart, pine, tea bags, nettle soup.
Taste comprises light roast, tropical fruits, light pine, grapefruit, cocoa.
Medium bodied, fine carbontation, hop bitterness in the finale.
Solid enough CDA.
TheJestersBeer (1937) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown, with a brown head.
Hoppy, roasted aroma, coffee, spruce, earth, grass, quite herbal.
Off-dry, medium to full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, herbal taste, coffee, spruce, bergamot, earth, licorice, pine needles.
Quite true to style, a really nice one. (2013-08-16)
Niall73 (1056) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GBBF 2013. bb 30/07/14. Very dark for a black ipa, looks like a stout. Aroma is yeast, some treacly malt, but also a lot of fresh grass and dirt. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. It’s decent - a fair amount of fizz and the lightish refreshing flavour is a pleasant surprise - its hoppy and grassy green piney. Guess it does what it says on the tin. Its dry too, and has some spicey boozy warmth. Nice.
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty and grapefruity. Bitter, grapefruity and peachy hoppy. Crisp, bitter and light citrusy. Crisp hoppy finish.
argo0 (11191) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear dark body with medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, chococaramel, some alcohol, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, chocolate, grapefruit, light bread. Medium body, some stickiness.
Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Churchkey DC. Pours black with a tan head. Floral hop nose. Flavors of licorice, citrus and some grassy notes. Bitter finish.
Abio (1519) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black beer in the glass. A good sized big and decent holding head. Sticks good. Very grassy and nice roasted malts. Good mixture, better as expected.