ElDesmadre (1868) - Mikołów, POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Unexpectedly deep, complex and atypical black IPA, pervaded by notes associated with forests. Lots of pine and blueberries in this one, dark chocolate, eucalyptus, vanilla and some floral notes. Full bodied, sweetish, thick and obviously bitter. Amazing rendition of the style.
CraftBeerNick (1054) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Munich Tap House, 18th February 15. Pours a nice looking, black beer, big head. The aroma is rich and full, the beer has a great hop profile and taste, good bitterness, loads if hops, nice roasty notes. Good BIPA
pkomar (189) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma. Some roasted malts, chocolate with resin and tropical fruits. Roaste sunflower also in significant amounts. Pours almost black with very nice head, leaving solid lacing. Taste is definitely bitter, leaves a strange aftertaste, which doesn’t work in its favour. Rather dry. I expected more from this one.
swieca (104) - POLAND - JAN 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Roasty and hoppy aroma, lots of resin. After warming up a bit one can feel hints of methylbutanoic acid, which is not very pleasant. Pours jest black with medium, strong head. Taste is juicy fruit mixed with roastiness, and a huge dose of resin bitterness coming from hops, which stays for quite a while. Average carbonation.
ksiwzos (69) - GREECE - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, clear with nice, good lacing, lasting head. Aroma is very malted, roasted malts (coffee-cocoa), nice hoppy classic american combination of fragrances (citrus, piney, etc. Flavor is sweet, quite bitter with long duration. Medium boded, carbonation is soft.
Amazing BlackIPA by a German micro!!!
ElManana (649) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to McTapps! Pours very dark brown, with a big head. Aroma has lots of malts, hops, but not the west coast citrusstyle hops. Very sweet and malty base that finishes with a nice bitterness. Too malty imo.
jaghana (4302) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl a dark beer with medium head. Nose is intense on resin and licorice. Aroma is on dark malt, roasted and coffee astringency, sweet, hops resin, high bitterness, chocolate, coffee, floral, good complexity in the body, long resin notes on aftertatse, robust.
Dohny (289) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Gurthnar. Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits and citrusy. Medium body, average carbonation. Flavor of roasted malts and big bitterness.
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Gurthnar (2366) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa Sabine. Many thanks! Aroma cascade, grassy, citrusy. Pitch black colour. If aroma did not betray the darkness, the taste definitely does. High bitterness, fruity grassy resiny hops flavour, but at the same time harmonic roasted flavour. Very good.
Minkenbraeu (12) - GERMANY - JAN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty, floral
Appearance: black colour, frothy, light-brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, very bitter
Palate: medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish!