tania_nexust (165) - Greater London, - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-conditioned from Cotteridge Wines. Pours slightly effervescent with tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of sticky tropical fruits - mango and pineapple - and a bit of nectarine. Taste-wise the tropical fruits have a slightly more bitter than sweet flavour, finishing with roast malts, bitter and dry. Very nice. Can’t taste the weight of alcohol at all but may be because my bottle was slightly on the cold side.
chriso (7386) - 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 (556) - 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 (450) - 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 (520) - 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 (696) - 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 (164) - 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
fellebag (809) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Medium light brown head. Almost opaque. Aroma is hops, nettles, rosehips, citrus and smoked meat. Taste is bitter with a berry after.
CacheManyHose (187) - HONG KONG - SEP 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Taps in KL. Dark brown-black with great-looking fine, fluffy tan head and large bubbles. Big foamy legs. Smells of rich roasted malt, coffee, quite bitter, bit of dark fruit. Taste is very bitter. Ash, coffee, fades quickly and ends on a foamy note. Full body, slick but very smooth and creamy. Very good - big, bitter, lots of dark roasted flavours.
HKdIPA (243) - HONG KONG - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Taps in KL at home in HK. Dark brown pour - not opaque. Dense head with some lacing. Aroma is deep roasted and also hoppy. Taste is great - surprisingly tart and juicy hops flavor, dry bitterness but also has caramel and coffee. Slightly boozy finish with lasting bitterness. Really good - would definitely get again.
Kavu (2255) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and grapefruit. Flavor is burnt malts, some grapefruit and hops. Great.