poolstar (42) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, malt,chocolate and some liquorice at manchester beer festival on draught
TheFoamhead (247) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At fist sight I thought, why don’t they call it "Black Sister"? Well, because it’s not perfectly black offering a muddy red-brown shine and a nice tan head.
They call it Belgian Black IPA and the nose is somehow perfumed hoppy, caramel chocolates and exotic fruity hints round the aroma up.
The same characteristics pop back in the taste with floral, citric and caramel and coffee notes. All in all a truely Belgian interpretation of an IPA with a bitterness that can even be handled by the average beer consumer.
lello4ever (402) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un bel colore marrone rossastro, bello torbido, tanto lievito sospeso e una schiuma compatta e ampia di colore marroncino chiaro. Aroma molto intenso e interessante di caramello, malto tostato, prugne, liquirizia. Al palato grande attacco Black con malto tostato, legno, dolcezza generale, cioccolato. Amaro presente solo nel finale.
Werckmeister (1534) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle at home. BB 23/07/2017. dark brown color, rather big tan head. smells very nice of grass, citric fruits, grapefruit, mango, lemon grass, light sweetness, quite nice smell, but where is the roast?? full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes again quite citric, grapefruit, light sweetness, mango, light grass, lemon grass, a bit earthy, light licorice. finishes light bitter with notes of lemon grass, grass and light earthy notes. quite nice beer, I prefer some more dark beer elements in my Black IPAs, but this one is still very nice and great to drink.
Choos (697) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: malt with hint of apricot
App: dark red, clear with a big tan head and sheet lacing
Flavour: sharp hop, fruit and malt
Palate: long metallic hop finish
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Gary (1754) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2016 330ml (In a Chimay goblet ). Boost level 666% is a cool touch . A humungous-ass khaki head above deep evil blackness ... Nose of light perfume hops that rise as fumes through the dark malt abyss vibez. Pine , hop spice , must , grapefruit , dark malts suggesting coffee , burnt roast ,. Nice fucken unity of flavours .
KyotoLefty (8369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Taniguchi. Nose of chocolate, lemon, orange, some licorice, wood, light roast. Dark brown with orange tints and a huge, airy head. Woody, roasty flavor, dry, with coffee, chocolate, orange, grass. More roasty than I like for the style, with a bit of Belgian yeast spiciness. Nice fruitiness. Ok.
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Kaapse Brouwers Anniversary 2015. Nog een fruitige denneboom. Met ander fruit. Backlog from 2015/05/30.
gunnfryd (13587) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
KØLF 161015. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is pine, roasted malt, caramel, sugar. Flavour is pine, roasted malt, caramel, sugar, chocolate, citrus, grapefruit. Bitter finish, Nice beer.
Ratto (95) - - DEC 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bbe 23/06/2017. Tan fluffy long-lasting head, opaque dark brown. Aroma tropical fruits, some caramel and liqourice. Taste piney hops, some sweetness. Finishes dry with smooth piney bitterness and some chocolate notes. Very nicely balanced, no harsh roastiness.
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