ComradeK (1076) - The Vale of Dundas, - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium light beige head, which lasts fairly well and leaves reasonable lacing. Coffee and bittersweet dark chocolate dominate the aroma, with some faint grapefruit and pine needle hops notes coming through. A touch of dusty cocoa up front gives way to strong pine and grapefruit hops, with some pepper hops notes in there as well. A little coffee leads into bittersweet dark chocolate in the mid-palate. This persists into the finish, with an almost fruity cocoa taste coming in at the end. This is quite a nice black IPA, but it could do with a bit more of a hops kick to really lift it.
Benfi (691) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark mahogany with moderate retentive head. Aromas of pine, dark caramel, and sweet roasted malts. Flavors follow same with addition resin and dark fruit. very very nice
skmikeg (1465) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of pine, citrus, dark coco, coffee, roasted malts, nutty malts, sweet malts, and some brown sugar. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, long finish. Overall, a pretty nice, pretty hoppy, yet still somewhat balanced black IPA.
Boxereddy (260) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Zwart bier met een tuime beige schuimkraag.
Geroosterde mout in de neus met bloemige hoptoets.
Smaak is zeer hoppig, harsachtige sticky notes piney hop getemperd met een aangename koffie, chocolade, gebrande suiker en geroosterde mout.
Aangenaam mondgevoel met bittere afdronk en nieuwe smaakontwikkeling.
bulldogops (1369) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #1250 10.09.2014 - Bottle from CBI. Pours a sinful black, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is a violent clash between toasted malt, and piney, floral hops. Taste is extremely hoppy, resinous sticky piney hop notes tempered with a pleasant coffee, chocolate, burnt sugar sweetness of the toasted malt. Superb.
Moolesen (356) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 35,5cl. Black with a beige head. Strong hoppy aroma with some black roasted malt. Great taste. Fantastic how this beer balances the dark roasted malt with plenty of hops. Long finish. One of the best black IPAís Iíve tasted, if not the best.
mike_77 (4315) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with thick head. Aroma and flavour are initially dominated by fresh piney hop. Later the dark, roasted bitterness of the malts come through. Full flavoured. Dangerously easy to drink.
Abio (1817) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad beer at all, specially cause the abv isnít that high. A bit to simple, and not totally outbalanced.
kraddel (4948) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black , good grey head. Smell is bitter , fresh. Taste is bitter , dark chocolate intense. Balanced. Very nice.
Barrelbelly (723) - BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with large head. White foamy head. Too much added sugar. Hoppu and grainy finish.
Wim (3274) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Along with Yves at his home black colored body with an off white head and a spicy citrus hop aroma with a spicy sweet chocolate hop dry bitter taste and a alcholic bitter finish