bierkoning (10920) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Almost black and opague. Malt and especially honey in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with roast, hints of ash, honey and woody notes. Alcoholic. Roasty, honeyish aftertaste with loads of hops and dried red fruit.
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Doodler poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roastiness, cocoa, earthinesslight cedar, light honey and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate, cedar and light honey with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Dark brown coloured. LIght brown head. Herbs, caramel, light liqourice, roast, flowers, light spice and chocolate in the aroma. Flavou rof cocoa, coffee, caramel, vague smoke, some herbs and flowers. Very nice and smooth. Medium to full bodied. Has a hefty bitter roasted end. Very nice.
jtclockwork (10441) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of cedar, honey, roasted chocolate malts, light vanilla and hops. The cedar really dominates the nose and taste.
Bov (10215) - 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 !
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour, creamy tan head. Hops up front in the aroma with toasted malt, pumpernickel bread, a little tar and some cane syrup. Flavor is sweet up front, hoppy, light smoke, grade b maple syrup, molasses. This is a world class black IPA. YES!
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of maximum12. Deep brown/black appearance with a sizable, dark brown head. Slightly charred, roasty dark malty, somewhat piney/citrusy hoppy aroma. Rich, very roasty, slightly smoky, slightly charred, dark malty, moderately piney, slightly resiny hoppy flavor. Good beer but not as good as some of its West Coast counterparts in my mind.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2010 Bottle… Coal black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nose offers lots of deeply roasted malt, dark chocolate, leather and singed pine needles with an acrid splash of bong water. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Black malt sweetness intertwines nicely with citrusy, grassy, piney hop bitterness. The high ABV is cloaked nicely. Burnt, grassy, hempen finish.
Benzai (9778) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Joes, thanks for sharing. Another taste at Alvinne CBF 2011. Pitch black opaque color. Smell is ok, taste nice light bitter. Alcohol very well hidden, very nice body and carbo.
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, breadiness, chocolate, some woodiness, and earthy. Tastes of roast, chocolate, earthy, floral, honey sweetness, and woodiness.