sharkydodson (763) - 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...
DrSilverworm (9107) - 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.
Bosskie (629) - 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.
ZodiacM (454) - 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 !
R4N5H (463) - SINGAPORE - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught pint at Wildfire Kitchen + Bar, Singapore on 16/05/16. Dark brown, almost black in colour with a small tan coloured head which quickly disappeared. Medium to full body with soft to medium carbonation. Aroma of hops, roasted malt and dark fruits. Flavours of roasted malt and grain, coffee, and more subtlety citrus and hops. Bitter with a bittersweet finish.
berlinoise2go (675) - NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33cl). Half-inch sticky beige head, reluctantly receding to a thick bubbly layer, leaving some lacing. Dark brown, almost black colour. Soft and intriguing aroma with lightly smoked wood, lactose, licorice, grain. Hops are pretty camouflaged, probably unintended for this style. Medium body, lively-soft carbonation. Well-balanced taste, sweetish and malty upfront, then gradually drier with associations to raw licorice and coal. Tongue-dryingly bitter finish. More stout than IPA, but very nice indeed.
Gurthnar (3835) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma orange, tangerine, nicely hoppy. Very dark colour. Taste is assertively hoppy, lots of bitterness and hops flavour, mostly grassy, but also citrusy, resiny. Quite good CDA.
Cuso (6611) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle kindly shared by Miro, many thanks. Very dark brown color with light beige head. Caramel, citrus hops in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, citrus hops. Nice hoppy bitterness in coffee bitter finish. Very good.
MisoW (2529) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, dark beige head. Aroma of coffee, hops, roasted malt. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, floral hops, coffee, chocolate. Nice bitter coffee finish.