Zakoon (242) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours pitch black with an offwhite head. Aroma is fresh hops, tea and citrus. Taste is very hop driven, the malt is not dominating, mostly shows in the light bitter and dry finish. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation.
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a fading light tan head.
Nose shows pine, roasted malt, caramel and grapefruit.
Similar flavours. Big spicy, piny and grapefruit notes followed by roasted malt and a little sweetness.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015
First rating: Big beige-brown lasting head. Mostly opaque black body goes deep dark
brown at edges. Spicy roasty earthy aroma with chocolatey notes.
Dry-sweet spicy earthy gooseberry taste with roasty notes.
Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry roasty earthy chocolatey
aftertaste with spicy gooseberry notes. Lovely, harmonic beer with
lots of flavour. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.) 6,4,7,3,13=3.3
Second rating: Big brown-beige head. Opaque black body goes deep dark red at
the bottom with fast carbonation. Deep roasty tropical fruit
aroma with wooden overripe berries notes. Dry-sweet roasty
pineapple taste with wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft
mouthfeel. Dry wooden lacquer and tropical fruit aftertaste with
burnt dusty notes. The aroma has some jarring combinations, but
it’s much more harmonic in the mouth. (0.33l bottle, from wine
monopoly, Strømmen.) 6,4,7,3,13=3.3
mkel07 (4305) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Stewarts Wine Company. Deep black colour with a tan head. Quite malty with a solid dose of hops. Not bad and hides the alcohol well.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From keg at the Euston Tap on 9 September 2014. Not had this chappie in a while and it was a pleasure to renew acquaintance (note to self: where are my old and more extensive notes?). Really lovely fruity, tropical hop character on the nose. Excellent balance of roast and bitter/grapefruit hop character on the palate. Just as a black IPA should be.
Torrefacto (922) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color negro, reflejos rojizo y espuma beige. Aromas afrutados, resinas y tostados. Cuerpo medio, inicio afrutado breve que pronto pasa a un intenso amargor seco y resinoso muy duradero. Muy rica.
aleksander9 (788) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with tan head.Huge hop aroma when i opened the bottle, Aroma is pine, green hops, roasted malt and leather. Fruity and citric palate. Aftertaste is round, floral, green hop and lingering bitterness. Overall: Excellent!
varanid99 (684) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a thick, long lasting beige head. Slight roasty aroma but dominated by hops, tropical fruit, citrus - surprisingly smells more like an IPA. Roasty malt flavour, then a little chocolate and licorice, coffee, and grapefruit, pine, with nice bitterness at the finish. Fantastic.
Vells (1004) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At last some decent black IPA. Deep roasted malt background with not too pushy hop character, but decent enough to make lovely balance additional bonus - grapefruit aroma very nicely implemented, bit berries, bit licorice. Smooth. Feels very well balanced and enjoyable. Thumbs up
Melnis (316) - LATVIA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromats: Stauts. Mazliet skabusas ogas un citruss. Izskats: Mezgine atri pazud., melns. Garsa: Riepa, bet ne daudz. Labs !!!! Rugtens, tuvaks IPA, mazliet sildoss no chili