umich03jm (2169) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Tom! Pours pitch black with a very small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aroma is sweet chocolate, light pine, and burnt wood. Taste is sweet chocolate syrup and caramel up front, then turns to bitter coffee and burnt wood. Very light hint of hops. Medium to thick body, oily mouthfeel with a little chalkiness. Not sure how old this bottle is but it’s definitely lost some hoppiness. Would’ve loved to try this fresh. Everything but the hops have held up well though, very enjoyable.
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Theydon Bois Roma Pre-Nuptuals Tasting at Ma Che, 22/06/13. Thanks to Leighton for hunting down a 2nd Black IPA rate in Roma!
Dark black with a frothy tan head.
Nose is liqourice, aniseed, bitter roast, dark chocolate, hoppy backnotes.
Taste comprises dark malts, good dose of roast, light pine bite, touch of bitter hops, aniseed, licqourice, light chocolate.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, light booze in the finish.
Decent, more of a black IPA than Either in my book but both decent beers and well made with little thought given to the fact your’e supping a double digit ABV beer!
b3shine (5826) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks burg326). Looks good; a dark brownish-black with beige lacing. Smells solid; chocolate malt, hops, cedar, and honey. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good stuff.
pentaz (1242) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black with almost no head. Aroma is roasted malt,licorice, grass, molasses, pine,citrus, wood, lime, bread, soy. Taste medium sweet, medium+ bitter and salty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is average. Finishes alcoholic and astringent.
SlackerMads (1700) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a minimal light brown head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is chocolate, citrus, bready, honey, light coffee, roasted malt, bark, caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium+ bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Light roast and caramel with a light alcohol burn in the finish.
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Erzboerschof - black beer with no head retention; the nose is woody and piney; aroma of black chocolate and honey; pretty roasted; full-bodied and very tasty; some astringency, hugely bitter, pretty dry and long hoppy, chocolatey and woody finish - huge stuff !
jcartamdg (2087) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark black with a off white head. Aroma of bitter hops, alcohol and roasted malt. Taste follows, quite boozy, hops are there so i the roast but the booze takes over. Either is much better
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours black with thin mocha head. aroma of hops, woods, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, espresso, honey, cedar, hops bitter in finsh
alobar (2871) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, and hops. Oily finish with chocolate, roasted malt, honey flavor with a slight hop bite. Great beer!
jpgrego (2) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tannin, deep raisin, bitter, mossy, bit of an edge, moist soil, burnt sugar, molasses. I really wanted a cigar with this.