jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ The Old Coffee Shop. The pour’s a deep brownish black color with a bubbly tan head. The aroma is charred wood, mild biscuit. Bitter chocolate and ash. The taste is woody hops, spruce. Unwashed bitter roots. Earthy hop flavors. Hints of melon rind. Supporting roasted malt body. Aggressive bitter profile. Still, this is quite drinkable and pleasant. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a pretty good effort!
Cunningham (6983) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pitch black color with a thick tan head. One big curtain.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted malt and rich hoppy.
Palate: Full to medium body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Soft to average carbonation.
Taste: Roasted malt and rich hoppy on a fine dark malty background. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: Powerful, lovely and tasty bipa.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with tommann
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Irreale. Black, brown lace. Grassy, citric, light earthy hop nose. Dark roast and deep herbal notes. Muddled tropical aftertaste, kelp on the palate. Clay and perfumed pine aftertaste. A bit too sticky.
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg/Cask at William IV Bunny Basher; tried both versions side by side both quality BIPA’s, piney resinous hop balanced with a slight roast malt, the keg held on to head longer, the Keg version was marginally better for me the colder dispense made the hop taste crisper.
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dark reddish brown with beige head. Piney, citric hop aroma with tangerine and sweaty cheese. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with firm bitterness.
teorn88 (6473) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Keg at the Rake tap takeover, London. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal tan head. Aroma is juicy fruity hops, grass, citrus, ripe apricots and mango. Taste has a lingering bitterness with notes of roasted malts, coffee beans, pine needles, licorice root. Finishes bitter and quite dry. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Very tasty
tiong (6446) - 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.
Hermod (6420) - 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.
Idiosynkrasie (6418) - 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.
The_Osprey (6352) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepherd’s Bush. Dark browny red, small white head. Aroma - cheesy hops, lime, ash. Taste - resin, slight lemon and mango, more cheesy hoppiness, resin, ashy malts, bittersweet finish. Decent.