thebizbizon (19) - POLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is great, some fruit which I could not specify, later on I’ve read that it’s blackcurrant - well maybe ;) but I like it, mixed with roasted malt aroma. Fruity taste.
HonusWagner (1323) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not as fresh as I would like, and the rating will suffer for it, but I think I wouldn’t have loved it regardless. Notes of grapefruit linger, but a bit on the char/ashy side of malt presence, less on the cocoa/semisweet side I’d prefer from a slightly faded Black IPA. I don’t know that I’d be a huge fan of this beer if it was a day old, based on the malt profile.
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is roasted malts, tropical fruits, orange, cocoa nibs, brown sugar. Taste is peach, apricot, rye bread, a bit of roasted nuts, cocoa nibs and honey. Very good!
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Ozckr (238) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, toast, black, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, lively, bitter,
jonnyguns (878) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mane Liquor. Pours a black with a tanned head. Nose is quite milk chocolate and espresso forward with pine hops. Taste has more of the dry milk chocolate and espresso coming through. Pine and citrus come into the picture. Biscuit malt coating at the end. Pretty solid brew
s_hartshorne (1022) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bier huis ossett. Black colour ok tan head + lacing. Aroma is grapefruit blackcurrant. Taste is same as aroma with good dark malts and good hoppy bitterness well balanced. Great body and mouthfeel soft carbonation. A great black IPA
angel77 (772) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 50 cl en cimmeria 18-01-14. Aromas herbáceos y maltosos. Sabores también herbáceos al inicio seguido de ligeros quemados acabando con un ligero amargor no muy persistente. Cuerpo ligero bastante fácil de beber. Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscura. buena sin mas.
minutemat (1298) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Beer Ritz. Has a lovely citrus aroma that hovers above the glass with a frosty freshness. Smooth, dark body with some lovely dark malts, a touch of grapefruit and a pinching bitterness on the finish, mellowing to a biscuity dryness. An exceptional beer.
TET (1548) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A colablack beer with a medium, dense and beige head. The nose is balanced, dry roastiness, exotic fruits, citrusfruits, coffee and some chalk. Taste is strongly roasted, lots of grapefruity and sour bitterness, coffee. The end is dry and burned. Medium bodied, a good beer to drink. Medium bodied, nice to drink. Balance isn’t totally succesfully, lots of bitterness and roastiness. Good beer, anyway.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Very deep brown colour, close to black, with a small off-white fluffy head. Aroma is fruity, some roasted malts as well as some citrusy notes. Flavour is roasted malts, raisin, some fruits and mild caramelly and liquorice notes as well.