dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent balck IPA and I like black IPA’s but in a side by side it isn’t even close to the best. Pours black with a brown head that lingers. Aroma of spice and sharper west coast hops with a bit of the simcoe "cat piss" aroma. taste is a bit more harsh and astrigent than I’d like. Palate is sticky due to this lingering hop bitterness. Overall it is ok but not the best example of the style.
Pyobon (1314) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours black with big beige head. Nice aroma - pine and roasty coffee. Medium body with good carbonation. Taste starts with a mix of sweet malt and dark roast malt; the sweetness retreats and a big hoppy bitterness emerges and mixes with dark roast and coffee bitter notes. Great black IPA.
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Klimaet (1978) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Voldby Ølfestival 2016. Pours seethrough black with a medium brown head. Notes of roasted malts, hops, citrus, caramel, orange, licorice, chocolate.
bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Voldby Ølfestival 2016. Weak blackish pour with a generous tan head. Notes of roast, licorice, hoppy, grapefruit and some caramel.
after4ever (7611) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500, capped. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy tan head that goes away after a while. Dry piney nose, lots of ash and some darkly toasted black bread crusts. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Darkly toasted caramel, darkly toasted black bread crusts, and dry pine on the mid palate. Very drying finish and aftertaste. Very well made, but not exactly to my tastes.
jonasdm (27) - - JUL 30, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very good aroma with black domination, but still fresh. Taste is a bit dissapointing. Good in The beginning, but quickly turns to bitterness. I miss flower-ish sweetness.
GoufCustom (1653) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Opague blackish brown colour with a thin ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; Two finger head with crumpety beige foam which lasts for 5 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant rich dark malt, with strong dark chocolate, strong coffee, caramel, strong sticky toffee, cream, grapefruits, floral, light pine, molasses, bread, yeast, lemon and grass.
Taste: Medium sweet rich dark malt, with grapefruits, strong cream, strong black coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, strong toffee, strong floral, strong molasses, pine, strong resins, spices, bread, yeast, strong lime, very strong bitter hops and sharp grass.
Body: Mid to full body. Very creamy and oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Wholesome dark maltyness in a thick and smooth background. Massive volley of grapefruits, black coffee and dark chocolates back by creamy toffee and caramel, plus strong floral and backbone molasses well countered by strong ooze, strong bitter lime and grass. Wonderful!
Hoppiness: Grapefruits, floral, light pine, lemon and grass in nose. Sharp grapefruits, strong floral, pine, strong resins, spices strong lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, very high astringent limey coffee malty finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy hoppy and very bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is what Moor Illusion could have tasted like if it wasn’t wheat-thinned. Yes, this is rich dark malt at its purest, full of creamy body, great lacing, toffee aroma and rich black coffee taste, back with very limey oozy hoppiness. Bitter as hell but damn tasty. A winner!
vincentvega72 (429) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooie donkerzwarte kleur met dikke compacte crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Donker, licht geroosterd, aroma met geuren van chocolade, hop, mout, drop. Intense volle smaak van de hop, die langzaam overgaat in chocolade, drop, koffie. Beetje gebrande bittere afdronk. Een van de betere black ipa’s.
Spab (3438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Bishop’s Cellar. Pours a deep cola-ish born with moderate, lasting khaki head. Aroma is rich and roasty with chocolate some nuttiness and citrus. Taste is black as night with deep roastiness, espresso and cocoa as well as citrusy, grassy bitterness. Lingering roast in finish. Good one.
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE. Cola black to brown in colour with thick mocha head.. Creamy nose, coffee with dark malts.. Dark malt with touch of coffee is the backbone, with the "ipa" coming at the back with good grassy, fruit hops & bitterness.. Sourced Cape Cellars
jase3812 (21) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
For a black IPA this has stout/porter qualities. Chocolate flavours and roasted smokiness. Delicious with a hint of Amarillo and Columbus hops. This is the beer you have when it’s a Tuesday night and you’ve had a hectic day and can only have one beer but want it to be a worthwhile and not some pissweak crap. This is tranquillity beer.