johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, - 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.
rhyshewer (59) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Mango, Lime, Grapefruit, Red Berries, hint of Chocolate.
Appearance: Black, minimal Tan Head.
Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee, grapefruit, citrus, roasty.
Palate: Light bodied, Oily texture, medium carbonation, warm, bitter roasty ending.
Overall: IPA with added Black. Leans more on the hoppy side than the malty, but retains a nice balance.
InPivoVeritas (195) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with big off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is orange, citrus fruits, strawberries and light pine. Taste is medium sweet at the beginning. High, long and clead bitterness quickly takes over. Light roast. Medium body. Very good beer.
terrybail (506) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO
Pours and looks like a stout
AROMA chocolate, roasty, citrus, earthy, alcohol,
Appearance black, cloudy, frothy, tan foam,
Buczer (94) - Pabianice, POLAND - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, pours very dark brown, almost black with beige durable head. Intense citrus aroma with roasted bacground. Taste is very complex. Roasted malts, chocolate, a little bit of coffee, friuty, medium bitterness, bit sour. Medium body, nice bitter finish. Zajebiste :)
fajry (102) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska. Velmi, velmi tmave pivo. Vona prazene slady, kava, kakao, jemne alkohol. Chut opat prazene slady, horka cokolada, suchost kakaa.
Gurthnar (1245) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma plum, chocolate. Light roast. Moderate herbal grassy hops. Dark brown colour. Taste is very nicely balanced, with bold amount of chocolate and roast complementing the grassy herbal hoppiness. Nicely balanced. Very good.
MisoW (794) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours black color, nice long lasting beige head. Aroma is roasted, hoppy, coffee, cocoa. Taste is roasted, hoppy, grapefruit, coffee, dark chocolate, lightly sweet, some hints of alcohol. Very nice one.
Cuso (3791) - 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.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This fruity, resinous and chocolatey Black IPA pleases from aroma to finish, lending plenty of complexity and flavor.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A stable sheet of foam decorates the brown-edged black.
-Carbonation might be a bit zealous.
-Hop profile is more coniferous than citrusy.
-Bitterness is a blend of hop resins and malt roastiness.
-Drinkability is pretty high for the style.
Bottle. Merci, Ian!
FROMTHEBOTTLE (3) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours jet black with frothy tan head, Could be visually mistaken for a porter until you smell the unmistakable hops. Then no doubt it is a black ipa.. Nose is citrus and grapefruit, Subtle malt, licorice and pine resin undertones lead to a lingering bitterness, Cheers.