tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/IX/14 - 33cl bottle @ home - bottled: 19/III/14, BB: 19/XII/14 (2014-965) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark purple to brown beer, big creamy irregular beige head, very stable, adhesive. Aroma: hoppy, fruity touch, citrus, soapy, floral, hint of caramel and mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of citrus, bit grassy, roasted malts, coffee, hoppy bitterness. Aftertaste: bit floral, hoppy, some caramel, coffee, cocoa powder, bitter, some citrus.
JefVerstraete (1957) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Deliciously Different. Shared with tderoeck and Erwin. Dark brown colour, beige foam. Creamy mouthfeel. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, citrus and some fruitiness. Well balanced Black IPA. Very good.
Travlr (15061) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Black color, brown edge. Aroma of bright pine and roast. Taste is roasty and bitter, light body.
InPivoVeritas (378) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JUL 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with three fingers of beige head. Aroma of grapes, pineapple, mango with some roasty and chocolate notes. Light roastiness. High and long (but not too long) bitterness. Medium body with really nice mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very good IPA.
mkel07 (4028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from The WIne Emporium. Rating from 2013. As far as black IPA’s go this one was quite good. Deep black colour with a hint of light brown foam.
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a large lasting head.
Nose shows roasted malt, resinous hops, pine and fruit confectionery.
Cocoa and roasted malt as flavours along with more of the confectionery. Some pine too. Finishes with a strong hoppy bitterness.
Nice creamy carbonation works well.
humlelala (1086) - 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 (829) - 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 (3454) - 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 (1843) - 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.