sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet citrus and soft malt. Medium body, flavour is smoked malt, medium sweet and lightly bitter.
JulienHuxley (5417) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the BeerTemple. Dark black pour with lacy tan head. Aroma is chocolaty, roasty, nice piney hop, light licorice. Taste is bitter, roasty and piney, lingering dark chocolate flavor. Palate is medium bodied with light-med carbonation. Nice.
agent_persik (639) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, small beige head. Aroma of tropical fruits, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and piney hops. Taste has similar notes - dry sweet with medium bitter hoppy finish and dry roasty aftertaste. Medium to full body and average carbonation. Nice black IPA, very enjoyable.
ERB92 (591) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tropical fruits, coffee, chocolate and a hint of grass in the aroma. Almost black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Full body with a average carbonation. Overall a really nice BIPA, nice balancing between the two styles.
VamboladeTolly (1234) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste fisrt little sweat then smoked/burnt caramel, dark chocolate and little citrus. Heavy body. Good, but not mine style beer.
beer0clock (142) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, very small white head, no lacing, some carbonation, no blue cheese taste like I have had in previous versions, quite nice, bottle at bottle shop.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mørkebrun/svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, sitrus, furunål og hint av sjokolade og kaffe. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe, rosin, sitrus, noe lakris og krydder. Vinmonopolet.
tfredvik (1611) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown body, almost black, with a light-brown head that stays finger thick (a very very small finger though) until my glass is empty. The before mentioned glass is decorated with foamy remnants when empty. Very strong aroma that is unusually hop driven for the style, with lots of tropical fruits, citrus and pine. The malty notes are far in the back. The flavour however, is much more balanced, with almost equal amounts of hops and malt. Especially the quite long aftertaste has lots of bitter coffee, but also initially and mid-palate there are a good amount of roasted notes, mainly chocolate. The hoppy part is tropical with lovely notes of orange. The taste is moderate to light sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Almost full body, an amazing creamy texture and soft to moderate carbonation. Very close to the perfect BIPA!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 3 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Tvedestrand]
ej (1108) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a large, fluffy tanned head. Citrusy aroma with lemon juice and peel, some faint pine and roasted malts. Taste is very well balanced but with a decent, floral bitterness. Moderate roasty notes and maltiness blends well for a dry finish, and a lasting mellow bitterness. Feels creamy on the palate, medium-light bodied with close to high levels of co2. Very nice!
Burgers (343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost pitch black with foamy beige head. Aromas of roasted coffee and citrus. Fairly oily mouthfeel. Long finish. Good, but not quite Buxton’s best.