hawthorne00 (2110) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 10C was a little too cold. Black with a modest but stable beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, chocolate, , red berries, gentle pine - enveloping rather than punchy. Creamy, low carbonation. Taste has sweet dark sugars and chocolate, citrus (grapefruit, leafy lemon) and berries. Bitterness is assertive then slowly fades to a point. Really good.
jamestulloch (844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Raisin, grapefruit, dark chocolate and caramel. Compared to the powerful taste, the aroma is quite muted.
Appearance: Black body with ruby highlights. Thick tan head that holds really well. Excellent lacing.
Taste: Very smooth and complex. Flavours of raisin, treacle, wood, smoke, chocolate and tangy grapefruit. Very bitter and dry. Fantastic.
Palate: Medium to full body with a syrupy, sticky mouthfeel. Average carbonation fizz.
Overall: Often Black IPAs lean either more towards a roasty, chocolatey Porter or a punchy, hoppy IPA. This, to me, sits perfectly between the two. It just begs another sip. I’d like to try this on cask.
Osprey87 (930) - London via, WALES - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
March 2013 - coldish bottle. Big thick foamy head lasts a few minutes. Smells piney, fair bit of cat urine. Taste is really interesting. Initially like a floral IPA, then comes in the barley and coffee, finish is more barley and bitterness, aftertaste is dark chocolate. Flavours are strong but balanced. This is a very nice beer.
thewolf (10557) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours deep black with a medium, creamy, beige head. Aroma is lovely, citrus, chocolate, light roasted, grapefruit. Medium to low carbonation, lovely dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has firm chestnut, hazelnuts, roasted, dark chocolate and a nice hoppiness. Grapefruit, pine, peach. Very firm bitterness in the finish.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@BBF12. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, flower, pine and grass. Flavour is roasted malt, pine grass and light flower.
Acid303 (388) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAR 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
50cl bottle, poured into a shaker. Quite dark regarding colour, foggy, with a generous off-white creamy head. Excellent appearance. Wonderful aroma, pretty intense: lots of resinous hops with hints of fruit. Love the taste, very IPA-like, with some nuts and dark chocolate notes (subtle). Mouthfeel is medium/creamy, good carbonation. Dry palate, but no too much. That’s, by far, the most hoppy dark beer I’ve tried until date. Delicious!
Habanero (1901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown with an orange glow and a medium sized tan head that leaves a good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, caramel, grapefruit, citrus zest and piney notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. An excellent black IPA. ★★★★
snzcujo (277) - RUSSIA - JAN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from the bottle, on 23/01/2013.
Pours reddish black, with a nice fluffy head.
Aroma is incredible, immensely citrusy and grapefruity, great!
Taste is quite intense, citrus character dominates totally, with a nice herbal tone in the end.
Aftertaste is properly roasty and hoppy bitter.
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kraddel (2046) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smells like a weak IPA, taste folows
black IPA... doesnt taste any diffrent to me than an IPA , eyes closed...
and the fact this is very mediocer... nah, would rather drink something else than ...
but this aint bad at all , there’s just way better out there
johndoughty (3564) - 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.