waiake (575) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from bottle that poured an impressive not quite solid black & frothy with a hoppy tropical fruity aroma this tastes really good full of hops & fruity roasty coffee flavours luvly
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Fruity tropical hops, melon, pear, faint malty notes, a bit of roast, and moderate bitterness throughout. Easily the best of the Croucher lineup that I tried. Good stuff.
Niksko (540) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a fluffy light tan head. Nose is tropical fruit juice. Mango, pineapple, passionfruti, guava. Also some roasted malt aromas, coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, charcoal, ash, a little bit of tropical fruit, mango, passionfruit, pineapple. Finish is dark and roasty, coffee, charcoal, a little orange. Medium body, but not overbearing. Nice black IPA, love the blend of flavors. For me this is really well balanced between the malt and the hop flavors, but with a really interesting hop profile that lends interest and tastiness.
Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, big thanks to Wingmanwillis and his brother, split on the train to Windsor 17/03/15.
Black with a decent tan cover that retains well.
Nose is light charr, pine, red berry fruit, raisens, spice, light cocoa, liquorice.
Taste is a little thinner than the aroma with pine needle, bitter tropicana, earthy hop, roasted tones, red berry tang.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Respectable enough CDA.
Lagerboy (1735) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Clear ruby hued deep dark brown, lasting tan foam. Aroma is caramel malt and citrus hop. Darker roasted charred caramel malt taste, citrus floral hop, hints of evergreen and licorice. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Crit (3656) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown,small tan head.Nose of dry malt,light alcohol.Undercarbonated palate of light roast,vague citrus hops, lightly tinny.Medium hop finish
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark beer with an interesting burnt hoppy aroma. Has the American citrus hops flavour that might be expected of a black IPA, but quite easy to drink, even refreshing.
joe19612 (2366) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brew Craft pub in Tauranga. Pours a deep black colour with a thin beige head, aroma is grapefruit and sweet malt, taste is roasted malt then some fruit with a dry finish.
ShaneJ (802) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Plonk. Black, dark chocolate, hoppy orange/citrus aroma, dry roasty malts, resiney, dry bitterness. Nice.
dfearnley (1486) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Toasted malt, Worcestershire sauce, pine, and bread.
Very dark brownish red with a very creamy, long lasting, 4 mm head and nice lacing. Taste is pine, lemon, toasted malt, grains, and a touch of coffee