Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma has lots of oranges up front with some florals and a moderate pine with some resins. Fairly sweet caramel behind the oranges with some grapefruits, a touch of roast, and a good amount of chocolate. Flavor is heavier pines with some resins and earth up front, but a good amount of malts to balance. Chocolate, caramel, and some bread keep this fairly smooth up front before the orange/grapefruit citrus pines and slightly burnt roast cuts the chocolate sweetness. Finishes pretty dry and bitter with some resiny pines and earth, roasts, citrus, and some chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, not a bad Black IPA. Lots of piney oranges and grapefruits with some resins and a nice earth balanced well with a solid chocolate malt and dry roast. Easy drinking and tasty.
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized beiged tan head. Rather hoppy roast, citrus and lemony notes over a roasty malt background. Medium bodied, big roast features prominently, chocolate and toast. Long roast and chocolate on the finish, cocoa, earthy with some more roast. Nice, easy drinking, well done.
Ratman197 (10650) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, pine, citrus, mint and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, pine, earthiness, grapefruit and light mint with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty citrus finish.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of hops, grass, and citrus fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, dusty hops, and fruits, leading to a very roasted finish.
Theis (14085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Black - offwhite head. Burned. Red berries. Licorice. Herbal. Light spicy. Dry burned. Dar chocolate. Light citrus. Nice bitterness. Ok.
joergen (22429) - 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 (2205) - 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 (11051) - 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 (5283) - 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 (295) - 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.