Niall73 (1345) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 06/02/14. Pours a dark reddy brown black with a tan head. Aroma has caramel, light veg, ripe trop fruit - pineapple. Medium body, medium carbonation. Some pine, grass, dark fruit, some light choccy stuff, bit of coffee and all the fruit - loads of fruit - grapefruit, orange, lemon, passion fruit, light lychee and there’s a decent amount of caramel too. Solid.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black color ale with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with super nice notes of green hops with light piney notes. Taste is also dominated by deep roasted malt notes with some fresh green hops notes is really enjoyable. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Superb balance between green hoppy notes with some lightly roasted malt notes. I wish this beer was available locally on a regular basis.
stoigniew (18) - Łęczna, POLAND - MAY 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nareszcie takie Black IPA za jakim się stęskniłem :) Piana jest beżowa, pięknie oblepiająca teku. W aromacie chmiel, zioła, cytrusy z elementami szałwi. Smak wyraźnie żywiczny i sosnowy z idealną - średnią goryczką. Najważniejsze jest to, że piwo ani trochę nie jest palone czy kawowe - czuć chmiel i to lubię ;)
tom10101 (2615) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330 ml). Dark brown with a medium beige head and heavy lacing. Aroma is a burst of chocolate with a fruit explosion along with resinous notes and liquorice. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately bitter with a huge amount of chocolate along pine, caramel and liquorice. Alcohol is well hidden Medium body. Lively carbonation. Dry finish. Drinkable for the abv and the style. Very tasty. Really good!
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown colour with copper highlights. The head is big, creamy, beige, has great retention and some tiny bubbled lacing. Nice fresh hoppy nose with the roasted malt as base. Much of the same for the taste. Oily mouthfeel with a nicely balanced bitterness creating some mild dryness in the finish, but not too much. The grass is fresh everywhere, so good choice of hops in this one. Goes down very well. Was just fooled by the title, as I did not expect an Imperial American Black Ale.
AdiBeer (875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: flowers, citrus fruits, grapefruit?, notes of roasted malts. Appearance: black, medium creamy white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets expand, molasses, bread, cereal, light bitters at the very end. Overall: great Black IPA, very decent aroma and amazing palate. Pint at the Buxton Tap House, Buxton.
thorongil2 (1149) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - mislabelled as ’strong ale’ - while it is very much a black IPA) clear very dark brown colour with a medium tall brown head; aroma of citrus; mostly bitter flavour with a long light bitter finish; creamy palate
Arve_Christian (2983) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle at Øltorget, Mathallen Oslo. Pitch black color, good offwhite foam / slightly brownish. Immediately hoppy, some roasted aromas, coffee, licorice: medium high aroma intensity. Medium: full body & high complexity . Solid bitterness - ok balance. Very enjoyable
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weaselkenievil (1606) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in The Macc. Black with a nice pale tan head. Hmm. Dry smokey finish. Aroma has some nice piney hops, chocolate, malts. Flavour some creamy hops and chocolate, grapefruit. Good beer.
Blade86 (538) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black, big tanned foam; hoppy (dark fruits, citrus) aroma with strong chocolate, roasty malty notes; medium bitterness, medium sweetness, very slightly sour; full body, oily thick feel, average carbonation, long bittersweet, dry finish;
Overall: great beer, complex, balanced, tasty