Cunningham (4294) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Black color with a small tan head that leaves a some lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, chocolate, grape hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium plus body. Moderate sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Grape hoppy, mild fruity, coffee and some chocolate.
Overall impression: Lovely stuff! Had anyway a little bit higher hope at 7.5% abv.
Personal stats: Bottle from Nina’s Mini Market in Edinburgh, Scotland.
jackl (4292) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Jet black with a medium off-white head. The nose is roasted malts, plenty of pine and floral hops, some bitter chocolate. The taste is light acidic coffee, more floral, spruce hops, some wood. Bitter chocolate finish. Medium/full body. Well-hidden alcohol. Overall, I don’t particularly like black IPAs, but this is very nice, well balanced.
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color with medium beige heads. Roasted malt, citrus hops in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, citrus hops in taste. Medium long hoppy bitter finish. Good.
Nisse666 (4028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat yesterday ie 20123-04-03 Edinburgh
AR: apricot jam sweetnees, roasted malt, fruit jucies
AP: opac black, cream beige head, stouthy steady head
F: fruity, heavy grape bitterness, wee roasted maltiness, pine, pineapples,
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmomopolet Tromsø Langnes. Kullsvart. Høyt tett skum med litt farge. Varer. Kniplingslacing. Litt dempet fruktig aroma. Overmoden banan. Smaken frisk syrlig. På grensen til pepper. Avslutter tørt.
johndoughty (3847) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with an interesting hoppiness with malts in the background.Some delicate spiciness as well. Different and very very easy to drink.
DutchDrebus (3790) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thx to benzai @ home. Pitch black, opaque colour with a small off-white head, but it’s quite cold. Smells hops, grapefruit, roasty, some dark chocolate. Great combination between ipa and stout. Tastes quite hoppy, dark chocolate, roasty, fruity, very fresh and refreshing, lovely. Full body, low carbo.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt and hops with tropical fruit. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a good beer.
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours black, with half an inch of froth. Smells excellent: juicy resin hops. Doesn’t taste quite as hoppy as it smells, due to the earthy, charcoal notes and mouthfeel. It is hoppy though, and the finish is bitter and rather dry, with a nib of licorice. Really very good - coats the throat and is a real mouthful of flavours.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ bbf. Aroma is sweaty english hops, some roast and liquorice. Flavour is quite bitter of english hops, some herbal notes, long lingering roasty bitterness in the finish.