joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken.
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of liquorice, dark chocolate and hops with notes of vanilla.
Roasted flavour of hops and grass.
Roasted and hoppy finish.
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine, Perimeter. black pour with a 2+ finger tan head. roasted malt nose with citrus hops. med body with big roasted malts, light coffee and citrus bitterness. soft body throughout. lasting bitter and roast finish.
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at ølbutikken. Clear very dark brown, smooth light brown head4 herbal and hoppy aroma, hint of roasted malts. Too herbal 6 flavor is roasted malty as well as qute hoppy. Hoppy herbal note, great roasted malty bitternes in the end. 7
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first Clown Shoes beer from Secret Santa. From 12-oz bottle pours a dark reddish brown colored brew with a thick and lumpy tan head that has some excellent retention and pillow lacing. Aroma of Bakers chocolate, hint of cocoa, floral and citrus hops, and a touch of black leather. Taste is medium bodied, lots of black and chocolate malt, some burnt wood, sharp piney hop biitterness and a hint of bitter chocolate. Finish is semi-dry, some lingering bitterness and tad acidic aftertaste. One sharp bitter Black IPA.
popkow (285) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black and creates a pancake head. Earthy resin aromas. Semi-dry, with sweet dark caramel and mocha. Bitter abrupt finish. Pares well with chili.
SSSteve (3740) - - DEC 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. near black with a creamy, stable, tan head. nose is citrus hops, roasted barley and dark chocolate. body is lighter than hoppy feet and seems slightly more bitter all around but not necessarily because of the hops....just an unsweet beer with notes of bakers chocolate, cocoa and a light astringency. creamy with a very dry finish and medium light body. no sweetness.
DalzAle (1967) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bonus thanks to fredandboboflo! Thick dark black pour, lasting 1/4 inch creamy head and an aroma of muddled hops and dark roasted malt. Flavor is strong medicinal herbs, spruce and dry burnt roasted dark malt. Not bad(unique and definitely different), would buy if I had access to it
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased on Dec. 7, 2011, at Total Wine & More (Naples, FL). Pours a medium sized tan head that was mostly lasting, opaque, fair amount of lacing, and a black hue. The aroma is malty, coffee, roasty, and some hops. The flavor was lightly bitter, malty, coffee, mildly hoppy, very, very roasty, and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, it was too roasty tasting for my liking especially since I am not a coffee drinker.
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop aromas of toasted and pine resin, with charcoal and black pepper in the background. Head is small, creamy, light brown with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown with a red tint. Flavor starts moderately acidic and bitter, and finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation. Nice yet simple aromas, a little bitey in the flavor, this is a pretty good Black IPA.
Slipstream (1995) - USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark, foamy pour. Unusually boring label from CS. Interesting aroma of fresh pumpernickel, cheese, and floral notes. Dry, roasty, burnt toast flavor with a bitter hoppy finish. It says some natural flavors were added but I’m not sure what - perhaps some vanilla or oak. Pretty good if you like this kind of thing.