Sarpa (937) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ o’haras pours dark brown, small beige head. Sour bubblegum aroma. Malty, hoppy, some strange sewerish aftertaste.
ChrisSc (225) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25cl en pression. Lille.
Appearance: very dark, black almost, very opaque. Frothy tan head with good retention. A lot if lacing.
Aroma: hops, dark chocolate, tobacco, earthy leathery, dark fruits.
Taste: dry, bitter finish, but balanced.
Palate: full body, frothy texture, good long finish
Overall, not my preferred style, but hard to deny that this is a well made beer. Good complexity and flavor. A great beer for those who appreciate hops and great texture.
Zorongollo (35) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Ale&Hop
Pours black with a off beige head. Some roasty, coffe, citrus, resin. Bitter finish, not to high though. Good.
mR_fr0g (3669) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Euston tap, aroma is choc and berries, nepoletan ice cream. Flavour is jam packed choc, light mellow roast, JAM, orangey piney hop. A little delicate spice in the finish. Carbonation is high, tingley on the tongue. Roasty lemony finish. Very nice drop.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeh banger... Fruity hop aromas lead into heavier-than-expected roasted malt taste with good hop balance. Got me interested in the style again
Tide (1834) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Gallows Bird. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with coffee, hops, pine, fruits, licorice and roasted malts. Bitter finish with hops, coffee and pine. Very nice black IPA.
Chrishrt30 (100) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown almost black, with a thin tan head.
Strong citrus and floral notes, with a hint of toffee and roast coffee.
Drinks a little porter like with strong toffee and coffee, but has a good whack of citrus and hop resins.
The finish is fairly sweet, good roast malt bitterness and hop kick.
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sir__v (698) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 On tap @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: hops and herbal nose with a small malt presence. Taste: roasted malt with good high hops taste. Very amazing firs taste. Aftertaste: high bitterness then good roasted malt.
maneliquor (3210) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Euston Tap. Pours very dark brown with a small, firm beige head. Killer lacing. Nose is a little subdued but what’s there isn’t too bad. Mild roast and milk chocolate with some piney hops. Moderate roast in the taste with a touch of smokiness to it behind the grassy and earthy hops. Some liquorice in the very back. Quite dry. Moderate mouth feel with a touch of warmth. Solid
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Norwich Tap House. Black with a red hue and quickly diminishing off white head. Leans more towards the IPA end of the scale, but with some notable black stuff in there on the fruity side of a porter - so winter fruits, roast malts and a strong citrus and pine bitterness from the hops. Medium body, mild carbonation.