joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis og Mette.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Light roasted aroma of hay and dark chocolate with notes of hops.
Fruity flavour of hops, grass, dark chocolate and liquorice.
Dry hoppy finish.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmmm. Black IPA. Iím glad this is a fad. Dark and creamy. Roasty and malty- almost reminds me of brandy. But yay for the hops all the way through!
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Theis and Metteís. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Bitter with aromas of grapefruit-hops and toasted malts. Also tiny hints of liquirish. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home - Tasting. Black - white head. Burned, coffee, high malty, nice hoppy, ok bitterness, chocolate, hard roasted, light berries, grape fruits, piney, nice pleasant.
Plovmand (6026) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Theis. Thanks. Pours black with a creamy light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, pine, grapefruit, citrus, light chocolate and liquorice. The flavour is hard roasted malt, liquorice, chocolate, pine and grapefruit.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet hop aroma with malt hints. Dark black color with a medium tan head. Light bitter beginning with a strong malt bitter finish. Light palate.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very dark brown that appears pitch black and completely opaque in the glass with a one finger light beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spots of lacing left behind.
Earthy hop aroma with hints of grass and pine countered by a roasted malt character. More malty than hoppy with hints of burnt malt, chocolate, coffee bean, oatmeal and toffee. Theres a floral hop presence but itís a bit too malty with no citrus or sweetness and the hops are overpowered by the roasted notes.
Medium bodied with a nice bitter, dry hop presnce up front with hints of floral hops and earthy pine. Underneath there is a prominent roasted malt character with hints of burnt toast, coffee bean, dark chocolate and oatmeal. Slightly acrid but not overly bitter. Faint sweetness and subtle lactic cream but overall the bitterness from the hops compliments the roasted malt. A bit bitter, dry and earthy but not from the hops. Too malty to be an ipa and not enough complexity to be a hoppy dark beer.
bkurtz (621) - PERU - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a thin, dark brown with an off-white head. My first black IPA and there is a lot going on with the bitter hops and sweet malts combining in a good, but somewhat unbalanced way. I really enjoyed it.
BelvidereIPA (135) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a pint glass from a bomber. Pours a dark brown, almost black. Tan/Cream colored head that sticks around and hazes the glass. Not overly carbonated. Has a very grainy/coffee aroma, with a smooth bitter finish. One of my first Black IPAs. Will not be my last. Iím impressed.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of my buddy Gillard. Pours deep mahogany with nice looking mocha head. The aroma has some citrus hoppiness all over the place with dark roasted malts, chocolate malts and spicy black licorice in the background. The taste is similar with a nice load of grapefruit hop flavor flowing quickly into bitter hops and then some chocolate and a thin layer of spicy black strap molasses. Yummy combination where there are murmurings of sweetness below the dark roasted malts and bitter hops are what seems to pull this together.