humlelala (1038) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33 cl bottle courtesy of minutemat; Bottled March 19th 2014) Pours black with big, tan, creamy head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is hoppy with citrus notes. Oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and a relatively dry and bitter finish. Flavour has more piney notes and is characterised by hop bitterness and less of sweetness. Hardly any toasted character from the dark malt, which is generally the way I like my black IPA. Decent.
Stuartyboy (720) - SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark ale with tan head fruity aroma with citrus grapefruit taste that is fresh and crisp
mr_h (3089) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (bottle conditioned) from Alesela, Glasgow - opaque dark brown, thin beige off-white head, blackcurrant aroma, no lacing, dry, dark malty flavour, bit of liquorice, bittersweet finish
gegwilson (1472) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Beer Emporium, Sandbach. Pour black with a cream head. This is good stuff - starts bitter and hoppy before the chocolatey malts really start to come through. Finishes a little earthy but with a nice dark chocolate aftertaste. The hope notes are citrus and pine and aren’t quite as prominent as they can be in so e BIPAs. This is still top draw though.
MichaelAwesome (4587) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine Black IPA with lots of hops and high drinkability. Citrus in the aroma with a balanced bitterness. Some grass in the back finish that one nicely off.
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Opaque pour. Tulip. Large tan head. Smooth dark notes. Goes down easy. Almost wish it was more of a challenge.
crlnts (345) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light beige head. Dark red brown. Good lacing. Roasted malt, caramel.Hops, citrus pine., grapefruit, orange. Bitter sweet. Soft carbonation.
Beerhunter111 (8385) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee + schöne herbe fruchtige Aromen. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, fruchtig, hopfig, bitter, klasse Bier!
elbernays (629) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from redmonds. Pours black with off white wispy white head. Nice lacing on glass. Nose is pine, spruce, liquorice, slight coffee. Flavour is toast, biscuit with drying bitterness on finish. Medium body. Flavours is full and lasting. Medium to high carbonation. Very good.
beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola brown to black pour. Roasted coffee and toasted brown bread combined with pine and citrus aroma, taste is the same but doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. Nice mouthfeel, overall a strong bipa but slightly underperforming.