flying_pig (941) - SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml Bottle from Brewdog’s Online Shop:
Hoppy & IPA-like to start with some subdued pine notes & bitterness. A strong, darker malts presence with some darker fruits coming in as well with some sweetness that makes the beer seem almost like a porter. There is some grapefruit & pine coming through towards the end too.
Black with a thumb-sized head that is creamy & holds well, especially over the opening couple of minute. There was very little movement initially & the head smoothed out a little after a bit with some minimal lacing on the sides.
Mellow hops with a pine bitterness & a little bit of grapefruit coming through, quickly followed by some darker malts, hints of sweetness & coffee. The beer tasted quite fresh & lively with the hops and malts balancing against each other well.
Smooth with a medium body & plenty of bitterness from the hops throughout, although hints of sweetness make an appearance. Carbonation was about medium with this one & the beer had a good balance too.
A pretty good offering, it’s hoppy & packs a punch with regards to bitterness. I enjoyed with one, particularly because the balance was good with the hop bitterness & the darker malts working well together.
CacheManyHose (179) - HONG KONG - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Bottleshop. Opaque but fizzy looking black-red with tan head and legs. Smells quite faint, very roasted malt and floral hop. Tastes deeply bitter and roasty but not much else. Burnt coffee and some sharp lemon acidity. A bit watery with a foamy finish.
HKdIPA (235) - HONG KONG - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Dark black pour with thin bubbly tan head. Aroma is less roasty than expected - faint orange/bright hoppiness. Taste is nice. Mix of hoppy flavors - orange and pine mostly. Crisp bitterness. Not that roasted tasting. Lasting boozy finish. Solid black IPA.
johnnymusky (244) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle....black with nice creamy head....nose is malt licorice and chocolate....mouth is chocolate hops and malt....very very tasty black ipa...yummy!
UncleKorm (814) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured a deep brown hue w/ creamy tan head. Moderate hop aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are bittersweet chocolate, grass, and roasty malts. Full bodied and balanced mouthfeel.
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BrewTom (251) - - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely, fresh hop smell. Holds a beige head. Dark, dry, black malt on the tongue followed by more of those fresh hops, tingling the tongue. Nutty with a touch of light fruitiness & bitter, burnt toast taste.
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Osprey87 (1699) - WALES - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog. Dark brown, cloudy, small foamy tan head. Aroma is toffee, resin, orange liquer and pine. Body is medium, smooth, lowish carbonation. Taste is astringent hops, coffee, fizzy cola bottle sweets. Nice.
cmc619 (409) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Back in WI - going for a hop fix. Awesome version of the style. Everything in balance, no alcohol. Excellent.
RRistow12 (253) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from draft. Pours black with a tan head. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and floral and pine hops. Some coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is moderately bitter with some roasted malts as a backbone. Taste is similar to aroma. Medium bodied. Pretty good overall for a black IPA.
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ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big pfft as the cap comes off. An aroma dominated by resinous, floral hops wafts from the bottle. Pours to settle with a good four inches of rocky, tannish foam that holds and needs to be chewed off. Body a midnight brown and misty to cloudy in clarity. In the glass the nose hints at camphor, pot pourri, burnt toast and mocha. Spicy and weedy on the palate. Hops dominate though there is a chalky, smoky malt profile that fits in well. Body is medium and oily in the finish with moderate carbonation. Dry swallow, plenty of length with a firm, lasting floral and spicy hop bitterness. Strong, blood orange and grapefruit tang to it with burgeoning raisin and nettle notes coming through. Sessionable number, I literally smashed it back way too easily for a 7.0 per center. Nice stuff! (12fl.Oz, Bottled on 12/09/13, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)