ciocanelu (1302) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma is definitely on the hoppy side with nice resiny and earthy notes, but you also get some milk chocolate and coffee. Taste starts really balanced with the hoppy notes and also chocolate and roasted malt. Finish is even more roasty and bitter with some coffee notes as well. Medium, smooth feeling body with soft carbonation. I really enjoy black IPAs and this one is really well made and tasty.
MiP (15264) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at KØ16. Bready and vinous aroma. Very dark brown colour, small off-white head. The flavour is vinous, caramelly with a good fruity and grassy hop note. Good mineraly mouthfeel.
20107589 (722) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour black with a frothy offwhite head. chocolate, and light caramel aromas, taste light sweet, medium bitter. medium bodied, average carbonation, long bitter finish
screigh (667) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black. Large rocky tan head. Lots of lacing. Fruity hoppy aroma. Very astringent. Lots of patent malt flavor. Not much of a hop flavor.
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@cafe bizzaro. roasty, resin, floral, brown, clear, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter,
tristanlaugher (244) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice layer of frothy dark head. Darkest of browns. Bottle pour. Malty, piney, roasted flavor.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.
DraftDodger (1080) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen 6/5 2016. 35,5 cl bottle (12 oz) from Meny. Fellow enjoying his Hoppy Feet with his feet in the air on the label. Looking very peaceful. Pours very dark brown with huge light beige head. Settles as creamy crown of foam. Several centimeters thick. Lotsa lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet overripe fermented fruit. Peach, mango and a little grape fruit. A little roasted malts in there as well. In addition you get the feeling that it contains a healthy alcohol percentage. Soft carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor has subdued sweetness followed by medium to strong bitterness. Aftertaste is not particulary long and medium bitter. Do not know exactly what I expected from a black IPA - but this one is pleasant enough on a sunny afternoon.
Speko (220) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12oz. Pours dark brown with off white head, good lacing. Aroma of fruits, grapefruit, citrus (oranges), roasted malts, hint of flowers. Sweet taste with notes of sweet fruits, hops and grapefruit. Some bitterness with notes of pine in the aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation.
tfontana (693) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine. Aroma is roasted malts with hint of anise, chocolate and pine. Appearance is virtually black but dark ruby red with light source directly behind, finger width creamy beige head with no sparkle and mild lacing. Taste is balance of sweet and bitter roasted malts with light chocolate and hint of anise and pine as in aroma. Palate is medium bodied with light, thin texture, lively carbonation and pleasant roasted bitter finish. Overall, more on the roasted, malty side than a true balance between the sweet malts and the bitter hops. The contribution of the hops is more for bitterness than flavor. Could be a little thicker.