dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark black with a huge tan head. Overcarbonated from the loos of it. The nose is roasted coffee, nuts, flour and resin. The taste is sweet with a good amount of bitter. The mouthfeel is like pop rocks. To much carbonation. The body is light, the finish is medium., It’s ok.
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd March 2012
Opaque black beer, good pale tan head. Softish palate. Nice fine carbonation. Medium dark malt with super mild roast. Bitterish pine with subtle red berry fruits. Nice black IPA, very drinkable without being spectacular.
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, & hops; Flavor of roasted malt, hops, chocolate, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Fairly decent.
SlackerMads (2779) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a frothy light brown head that retreats a bit with little lacing. Aroma is grain, citrus, soap, a little pine, cocoa. Body is medium, carbonation is lively, texture is light watery. Flavour is light with roasted malt that lasts into the finish, where some citrus/orange pops up and stays a long while in the nose. Nice. Taste is medium bitter and dry. Dry lube? Not that hoppy, more like a 6 abv porter. Dry roast and citrus.
Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - dark beer under a huge persistent dark beige foam; very hoppy aroma of pine needles, licorice and black cherries; medium-bodied, some astringency and a robust biting bitterness; long hoppy finish of licorice and black cherries; pretty dry
Benzai (12768) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 650ml bottle thanks to Joes. Opaque pitch black color, full sized light brown head that lasts for quite a long time. Smell and taste malts, hops, slightly some fruits and moderately bitter. Fizzy carbonation, ok body. Overall a bit disappointing and too highly carbonated.
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home thx to Joes. Dark brown colour with some ruby redness shining through. Smells slightly roasty, some chocolate. Tastes oatmeal, chocolate and roasty. Not a very deep taste. Pretty thib to medium body with a bit too much carbo.
Koelschtrinker (16435) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hopfig-malziger, etwas laffer Beginn. Geringe Bitterkeit, mild, etwas brotig dunkel. OK. 11/9/8/8/11/8
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Most of the Perfect Pint is foam and that dissipates slowly. The beer is pretty much black and opaque. Citrus hops are what I smell first. Some roasted notes in the background along with some grass. This style is not one of my favorites but once in a while one of them strike my fancy. This one is between there. Soft hops and less malts than expected. The hops are citrus and have moderate bitterness. A bit of spice in them. As easy drinking a Black IPA as I have found.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sort of a hard, burnt starchy malt and tree sap laced black coffee. Pitch black with nice tan head, not unlike a good porter. Blunt bitter start and long malty finish, I would call it an English pale only with lots of toasted malt. Slick body, substantial without feeling heavy. Pats play Houston tonight..plenty of time to get ’lubed up’