Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair white head. Very hoppy aroma of pine, pineapple and passion fruit with some coffee and roasty malt also. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is well balanced with lingering pine and roasty malt flavours.
77ships (3011) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ ACBF 2012: slightly murky brown with a close to mocha head, smell is slightly bitter with plenty of grapefruit hops, tropical fruits (sweet) & hint of white berries, taste is lightly bitter & touch watery, blackberries & malts, plenty of berries, melon, pineapple, bready malts, medium bitter finish, not bad
kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very robust head, body black. It smells hoppy, a bit malty. The taste is intensive bitter, roasty and very hoppy, A good black IPA. 14/12/11/12/-/11
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ 5th ACBF 2012. A clear dark red/brown colored beer with a beige head. With big bubbels. The aroma of fruits with hop bitter. The taste is fruity like citrus, dry hop bitter. The aftertaste is some sweet with bitter hops.
TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge roasted malt, tons of hops and very balanced. Excellent take on the style .
tiong (2771) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Pours dark brown, almost black with a large foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, exotic fruits and hints of citrus. Taste is smooth, and quite a nice mix of roastiness and exotic fruitness with a touch of salty licorice and grassy hops. Finish is dry and fruity with lots of roastiness and salty licorice. Quite nice, although a tad too salty and roasty black IPA.
Idiosynkrasie (2730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Cloudy dark brown colour with average to huge, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Fruity and bitter hop aroma has notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, citrus, cautious hints of dark chocolate. Taste is bitter hoppy, citrusy, slightly fruity; cautious dry, roasty dark malty undertones; in the disappointing finish unpleasantly flat bitter.
JohnRMurdoch (2684) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 330ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Almost black colour, reasonable head. Pine hop aroma. Dry citrus fruit tar & hop flavour. Grapefruit aftertaste. A really good beer.
jmgreenuk (2589) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dalston Black IPA. Cask at King Willliam IV, Leyton. A durian fruit aroma! Really. The flavour is medium bitter, with fruit, liqourice and spicy notes on the palate. A superb ale.
Hermod (2560) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Poured dark dark brown with a dense, huge white head. Aroma has loads of tropical fruitiness, floral hoppy. Very inviting. Roasted malt more in the back. Flavor has roastedness, grapefruit, salt and chocolate notes.Heavy bitter, dry finish. This is a black IPA for sure, good balance, very tasty.