Darn_it (18) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Expensive beer but worth the price. My bottle from an LCBO in toronto is estimated at a couple months old, but the hops hold on hard.
Upfront tropical fruity hops are what your first introduced to on the nose but a light woodyness and cocoa come through as well.
This wonderful cherry note on the pallet that may be part of the stout or may be a combination of the hops and the stouts flavours but its a very none candied fresh cherry.
I am a fan of big Beers and the quality of all aspects of this beer are apparent.
Get leather and over-roasted coffee on the finish. Which is a great contrast to the fruity hop character at the start. At one point I thought black ipas would be my favorite style before getting heavily into multiple belgian styles. This Beer is a great way to remind me of itís styles potential.
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a big beige head. Aroma is sweet fruit and hoppy. Taste of hops, citrus and burnt malts. Medium body with a flavor that lingers.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2013, Parsons Green, London in July 2013 - Pitch Black in colour. Tan head. Very Malty; liquorice, roasty malts, coffee, caramel. Hoppy; distinct piney resiny hop bitterness. Fruity; grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits. Nice malt/hop/fruit balance. Terrific beer!
Patjeadam (58) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good imperial black ipa. First smell is balanced roasted malts and flowery goodness. The taste is very good in balance with the sweetness and the bitterness. Very well black ipa! Drink it :)
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Majek (319) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, big, but not stable beige head. Strong aroma of grapefruit and mango, typical for IPA. Some roasted malts appears only in taste. Nice balance of maltiness (dark chocolate) and bitterness (grapefruit and lemon zest). Soft carbonation. Over medium body. Very good black IPA.
angel77 (850) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en Cimmeria. Mayo de 2013. Black ipa contundente y con sabores y aromas destacados. Amargo seco y bastante notable al final combinado con maltas tostadas bastante bien. Bastante seca en general. Cuerpo intenso con 7.5 vol. bastante buenos y notables. Para repetir. Bastante buena.
rejtable (1267) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fantastic beer! Pours black with an initial big pillowy head and tons of lacing. Nose is fruity and nutty. Notes of fruit (pineapple, maybe some apricot, plum), coffee, roasted grain, maybe a hint of marshmallow. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Quite creamy mouth with medium carbonation. A really beauty!!
bunget (536) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown-ruby body, big mocha head with decent retention and good amount of lacing. Fresh aroma with a touch of sweetness: herbs, dust, wormwood, blackberry jam. Taste: bitter herbal hops upfront, followed by some burned toast, caramel, blackberry jam. A very nice surprise.
Beerhammaren (1034) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
.33l bottle @ Vihreš Haltiatar
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is hops, dark even roasted malts, citrus fruits, salt liquorice. Flavor is burned malts, hops, coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate. Dry burned palate. Swell beer! Louis Balfour would say: Great...
beholder (58) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Appearance: pitch black with a huge tan head that just wonít drop. Great lacing.
Aroma: fresh, citrusy and hoppy. Exactly how a Black IPA should smell. Even though itís black, thereís no roastiness, no coffee, no chocolate in the aroma. Only fresh hops.
Taste: pretty much the same as the aroma: hoppy, citrusy, however there are some roasty notes in the background, very subtle though. Medium bitterness, perfect for this beer.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation.
Overall: a perfect example of how a black IPA should look, smell and taste like. This one is one of my all time favourite beers and I enjoy drinking it every once in a while. Highly recommended.
Enjoyed from a teku glass.