hohops (635) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark, almost black, with a mahogany tinge. One and a half finger beige head which is thick and creamy and persists. Aroma- lots of hops, chocolatey malt, liquorice, hints of dark fruit. Quite a bit going on, and the hops dominate. Taste- roasty malts, cocoa, espresso coffee, hop bitterness, fruity notes detectable, lingering bitterness at the end. Medium to full mouthfeel, quite creamy but with a nice amount of carbonation. Very interesting, and very nice.
msbernac (1424) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness,
Palate-full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish
danlo (2016) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Black-brown colour, foamy off-white head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of dark malt, chocolate, fruity, citrusy hop. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, fruity floral orange citrus, grapefruit hoppy with coffee, chocolate notes and tangy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Very drinkable black IPA.
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
IPA con un carattere deciso e intrigante, con un gusto intenso di luppolo, note di caffè, leggero affumicato, con un tocco di cioccolato. Molto amara. Buonissima!
TBone (14900) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml (ABM)
Dark black color, small steady brown head. Aroma has citrus and roasted maltyness. Medium-bodied. Nice strong roast with good grapefruity and resiny hoppyness. Although it is "only" 6 % this beer has lots of things going. Good balance of roast and bitterness. Quite dry finish.
Stew41 (1854) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Entirely sensible BIPA. Good punch for 6% with dark bitter roast, strong dark coffee flavours and ok length. Almost austere and I mean this in the nicest possible way.
garthicus (2840) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the salt house. Appearance: cola black, whispy white head. Aroma: hoppy and bacon and malt and more hops and smoke. Smells great. Flavour: bacon and hops, a lot of green leaves, pine and smoke. Lovely bitter finish. Delicious.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Redmonds. Deep brown, almost black, ruby highlights. Big, rocky, frothy tan tinted head. Looks the business. Roast malt and a great blast of hops in the aroma, some leather notes, good hints of a pine forest. Flavour is slightly sweet up front, then comes the big dark malt, medium bitter and a touch fruity in the finish. Loads and loads of body. Mouth feel is sublime, rich, oily and slick. Roasty bitterness in the finish. How good is this brewery?
Grzesiek79 (3686) - Radom, POLAND - APR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aromatyczne chmielne piwo. Lekko tostowe i opiekane. W smaku przyjemnie goryczkowe. Ale nie jest ciezkie w piciu. Pieknie wyglada. tzn jest czarne, se spora piana ale srednio trwala. Metnosc spora bo nic przez swiatlo w szklanicy nie przeswitywalo. Polecam amatorom ciemnych IPA
AdiBeer (2592) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: flowers, light caramels. Appearance: dark brown/black, medium beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: turning very bitter, hints of malty sweets coming up, dry long finish. Overall: OK black IPA, too bitter for me in the plate. Pint at the Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham.