Flanfl (568) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - DEC 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body, big fluffy head. Strong citrusy aroma, pine and exotic fruits, light toasted malt notes. Flavours citrus, pine, exotic fruits, caramel, all blending amorgniously. Whao. Long bitter fresh finish that ends up dry. Great.
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worldbeertaste (1793) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with some brown shining through near some light and a lasting creamy head. Smells of fresh tropical fruit and molasses with a hint of chocolate. Tastes great. This is far closer to an IPA with hints of dark malt than any sort of balance. yet the bitterness isn’t overpowering and each sip feels new. Tastes of tropical fruit with a hint of a mild in the back. Nice.
StevieT (1439) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. The cocoa after-taste once the hop bitterness dies back is delicious. Great stuff.
Turtles (1655) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Man in the Moon. Black with a big creamy thick head. Hoppy and rosted aroma, citrus, coffee and grassy notes. Light smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Hoppy citrus taste with rosted malt, chocolate and lemon zest.
EdKing (2343) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Opaque very dark brown with a medium beige to dirty white head. Nose is milk chocolate, roasted malt, hints of liquorice and molasses, tropical fruit, citrus fruits, pine. Taste is grapefruit, roasted malt, liquorice, slight Marmite, pine, hints of chocolate. It’s quite bitter, with both salty yeast extract, roasted malt, pine lingering with some dryness on the finish. It’s strong, bold, but ultimately not a beer style that quite works for me.
bytemesis (6312) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Ben! Pours clear black, light creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, pine, citrus, slight roastyness, coffee. Medium body.
Tognetta (669) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Totalmente negra, espuma bege de média retenção e formação. Aroma lupulado torrado, leve café e dulçor, intenso. Paladar segue as impressões do aroma, com dulçor um pouco mais presente, prazerosa. Corpo médio, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste torrado, chocolate amargo, amargor decrescente. Muito boa.
Maris (1341) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
From a 330ml bottle on 1/10/2015. Pours close to black with a smallish head. Has a quite powerful aroma featuring fruity hops and some dark malts. Take a sip and you are immediately taken by wonderful bitter sweet contrast, with a cacophony of flavour, including roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, tropical and stone fruit. This is sweet, very hoppy and oh so delicious. The palate is slick and the carbonation soft. Definitely amongst the best black IPAs I’ve tried. A wonderful brew.
TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown color with light brown head. Very hoppy nose with tons of citrus notes under pinned by roasted malts. Medium full body, tons of cotton candy, citrus notes with excellent roasted malt character. Sharp malt and hop character. Lingering roasted malt finish. Excellent example of the style, but doesn’t make top three for me.
sonotono (245) - torino, ITALY - SEP 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2016 Schiuma marroncina molto abbondante, colore nero con riflessi rossi.
Profumo molto intenso, buonissimo, di frutta tropicale, agrumato, erbaceo.
Sapore tostato, dolce di malto appena percepibile prima dell’avvento del grande amaro, agrumato, lunghissimo nel finale, anche tostato. In bocca oleosa, facile da bere nonostante la gradazione e l’intensità dei sapori. Somiglia molto alla Black Hop Sun della Granda. Una bomba.