Valgreen (632) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Maxi. Very dark brown, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma, hoppy, roasted malts, liquorice, chocolate, coffee, sweet brown sugar, alcohol. Taste, roasted malts, hoppy bitter, dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee. Dry mouth feel. Very bitter aftertaste, with roasted notes and hops
ICEatALAMO (908) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour is a very dark brown, not quite black. The aroma has slight toffee, dark fruits, and hops all mixed well together. The taste is is a strong hit of hops in your face. Earthy and pine tones to it.
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Ferris (2889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Big hop aroma, pine and grapefruit with a roast malt backbone. Jet black with a very rich brown head. Lots of hops and bitter chocolate and roast malts. Finish has a bitterness and a bit of booze. All the big flavors work, although clashing, create a very big beer. It’s hard to like such a crazy big beer, but it is enjoyable in small doses.
Patjeadam (55) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a heavy double black ipa. It smells delicious, equally sweet and bitter. A bit boozy. It has roasted coffee, malts, fruits and fresh hop goodness. Wow. Amazing black ipa. It is a wonderful beer.
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badpuppy69 (206) - orange, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown/black decent head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee black licorice. Taste follows the Aroma with some dark fruit and lingering roasted malt notes.
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is cascadish, floral and earthy notes. appearance is dark black with tan creamy bubbly head. Good legs. Taste is very nice smooth, creamy, choco, citrus, bready, and rich! Palate is clean but full bodied and hint of alco esters. Not too bad for 10% its perfect almost. Overall very good, balanced flavors, aromas and rich sweetness but well crafted. Great offering per style. Loved it. Keep ya warm on a cold night.
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel. Dark, black pour with small tan head. Aroma is quite hoppy, citrusy hops, chocolate and roast notes. Taste is bitter, roasty and hoppy, nice hop flavor, bittering additions not overdone. Not outstanding, but a well done BIPA.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is roasty hoppy liquorice goodness. Flavouer is roasty hoppy fruity liquorice caramel. Etc etc. LRAB.
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a blackish beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma has loads of hops going on, light grapefruit and citrus going on, next to some caramel. Flavor is fairly bitter with a nice hoppy bitterness going on. The bitterness is backed up by a fair amount of sweet malty base. Very well balanced brew, very nice and exactly what I want from a Back IPA. Very long, bittersweet aftertaste. Very nice beer. Cheers!
jmgreenuk (4005) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag, courtesy of dEnk. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin off white head. The aroma is grassy hop malt. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich alcoholic hoppy liqourice yeast palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.