gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large beige head black pour very gassy the aromas rich malt floral citrus the flavours floral stone fruit peach grapefruit strong bitter lemon caramel grain note aniseed the finish could be crisper the best tastes floral hops fruit fair tastingBIPA
Idiosynkrasie (4466) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Hazy darkest brown colour with huge, frothy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Fruity hoppy aroma, has notes of blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant. Taste is bitter, roasty dark malty with a touch of coffee, some liquorice, fruity hoppy overtones with a grapefruit touch, some sweat. Slightly too dull bitterness, surpressed fruitiness.
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. 6%. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma is roasted with sugar and some hops, flavor is bitter and roasted with sthops, medium bodied.
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts very well and leaves good lacing. Kiwifruit, grapefruit and lemongrass hops mix with milk chocolate, black coffee and liquorice to create the aroma. Potent lemongrass, kiwifruit and melon hops up front give way to smooth milk chocolate and mild coffee in the mid-palate. Liquorice comes in at the finish, and there is a lemongrass hops aftertaste. This is a superbly balanced and extremely enjoyable black IPA.
tom10101 (3383) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Euston Tap (Greater London). Brown with a small ring of beige foam and intense lacing. Aroma of liquorice, fruity notes, roasted malt and pine. Taste is slightly sweet with liquorice, fruity notes, roasted malt and light/moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good Black IPA. I usually don’t like beers where liquorice is present, but in this case the balance it’s not overwhelming and the balance is still good.
tomer (1919) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, thanks tom, stable creamy, bubbly beige head, dark brown colour, not completely opaque, citrusy aroma with roasted coffee and a touch of leather, flavour of roasted coffee, toasted bread and dark malt, empathic but mellow bitterness. Very good.
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. 6%. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma of fruity hops, candies, licorice and a bit of roastiness. Bittersweet roasty flavor, a bit candy-ish, with some licorice a coffee hint, fruity hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Interesting.
GraveAtSea (139) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with nice creamy head, lacing glass. Lovely aroma, very hoppy. Grapefruits, pines, resins, tropical fruits, blackcurrant - smooth chocolate, roasted malts in background. Taste is bitter. Velvet and oily texture. Notes of grapefruits, pines, resins, citrus, grass. Delicate hints of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts in the background. Excellent, very drinkable and tasty beer. With eyes closed, it tastes like a pale version of the IPA.
GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grifo. Vaso Shaker @ Freiburg (Barcelona). Color negro y espuma bronceada. Corona cremosa y algodonada. Aromas de maltas caramelo, torrefactas y quemadas. La entrada dulce, cremosa y torrefacta es barrida por un agudo amargor. Cuerpo medio/ligero y carbonatación moderada. Textura oleica algo aguada. Toques amargos y quemados en el intermedio aunque también se percibe un dulzor empalagoso. Matices de licor en el prolongado final y leve cítrico y pino en el retrogusto. Se agradecería un mejor equilibrio de lúpulos y maltas para sentir mi lengua !!
On-tap. Shaker glass @ Freiburg (Barcelona). Black color & tan head. Creamy & rocky foam. Roasted, burnt & caramel malt aromas. Roasted, sweet & creamy upfront swept it out by sharp bitterness. Medium to light body. Moderate carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Bitter & burnt touches in the middle but cloying sweetness is felt as well. Licorice hues in a long finish. Slight citric & piney aftertaste. Hops & malts could be better balanced since I can´t feel my tongue!!
solidfunk (4784) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok. Hops and roasty malt aren’t super prominent here. Pours mahagony without much head or lacing. Finishes medium bitter with a palate that gets fleshed on on the aftertaste better than the initial sip. Some dark chocolate. Tap at Churchkey.