Tsekouratos (544) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Black color with a thin brown head. Aromas of pine, grass and hops. Taste is bitter, pine and grass mostly, with some floral notes. The black character shines through its absence. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6445-20140704] 330mL bottle. Mild toasted figs aroma. Dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Roasted grains and malty coffee hints in the flavour. Full body. Good. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
MikaLukanainen (197) - POLAND - DEC 10, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Pours black with no reflexes. The head is of impressive size, long-lasting and of deep beige colour. Aroma is a bunch of citrus notes with resin, pine, floral accents - very intense and pleasant. Taste is moderately sweet, resin with some chocolate. The albedo bitterness comes into play at the exact moment, is quite strong but not too dominant. Resin in the aftertaste. Generally, the best Black IPA I have tried so far. Balanced, hoppy, disappeared from the glass unexpectably fast - Although Black IPA is not my favourite beer style I found myself panting for more.
davidtjm (972) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is black, aroma is toffee, roast malts, sweet caramel, coffee. Taste is roast malts, coffee, caramel, sweetness, fruity hops, finish is gentle bitter, body is medium, carbonation is soft. Excellent
BobyFischer (176) - FRANCE - NOV 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robe épaisse noire d’encre.Tout à fait trouble avec de très légers reflets rouges à la lumière.Nez d’épines d’arbres résineux : pin, sapin très prenant et subtil.En bouche, beau corps malté, boisé, chocolat noir et saveurs d’houblons aromatiques.Fin amère, mais à peine sèche.Bel équilibre.Très bonne black IPA.
Plovmand (7115) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle traded with madmitch76. It pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is loaded with juicy hops and licorice. Light roast. The flavor is licorice, roasted malts, citric hops, juicy fruit and pine. Great stuff.
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl.
Dark brown, tan head. Roasted malt, hoppy citrus. Sweet, more of same and chocolate. Bitter finish.
Andy_ (1000) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle @ Konttori
Dark cola brown beer with blonde head. Aroma has chocolate, licorice, pine, resin and toffee. Flavor is resinous and grapefruity bitter as well as chocolaty sweet. Palate is medium full and slick. Finish has quite strong bitterness. Aftertaste is resinous with licorice and coffee acidicy. Decent, but again the age of 12 months is too much for this, it shows on the aftertaste.
teorn88 (4083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Bottle in London. It pours a deep amber-brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is earthy and malty with notes of pines needles, dried leaves and cut grass. Taste is malty with some caramel, earthy notes and piney hops and resin. Quite full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a good take on the style
MayumiH (456) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home. Roasted malt aroma. Deep coffee/chocolate flavour with a hint of ( forest ) fruits. Properly hopped. Smooth texture. Rich and bitter finish. Perfect.