erickok (3185) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black bodied and tan super stable frothy head. Dark roasted malts, herbal, green and pine hops, well balanced, clean yeast, brown bread. Delicious mix although it isn?t very heavy. Active carbonation like an ipa yet roasted sharper notes, even getting some bitterness from the malts. Lasting bitterness, full tasting ending. Not deep, but that again it’s and ipa not a stout. Totally worthy of its abv. I love it. I?m a total sucker for this kind of beer. (33cl bottle from La Cave à Bulles)
jinroh (266) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small white head. Aroma is not strong, with a bit of roast, some weaker hops. Taste has some nice roast, hops are coming out better. Dark bitter chocolate with some bitter grapefruit seeds. Tongue ends up feeling dry, with some bitter roast flavours lingering longer. Overall, good black IPA but not very special.
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Very light brown head. Molasses, coffee and dark chocolate nose with just a bit of hops. Moderately aggressive hoppiness, with good roastiness but not a ton of depth. Bitter finish with some roasted malts. Not bad
sdmmb (503) - USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Dark black. Almost like a mixture of a stout and an IPA.
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mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of burnt toast and some fresh, green hop. Flavour has many layers of bitterness especially burnt, roasted coffee and malts. The hoppy side adds a freshness which comes through in the finish.
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Dark brown (almost black) with a frothy brown head and some lacing. Nice roasted presence along pine notes, dark chocolate, pine and fruity esters. Taste is of roasted malt, fruity notes, resinous notes, dark chocolate, caramel and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Very good beer. Different, in a good way, from North American Black IPA. Another nice one from De la Senne!
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with foamy tan head. Smells of bitter/sour malts. Tastes of hops, bitter, malts, and coffee. Has medium carbonation with bitter finish.
fiammanghilla (426) - Genova, ITALY - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia 33cl, ordinata su birraland e bevuta a casa.
Nera con schiuma fine e molto persistente.
Già al naso si sente la torrefazione e una punta di luppolo.
Corpo medio, carbonazione leggera.
Inizia con una bella luppolatura sorachi e continua con le note tostate, finale amaro.
Ottimo esempio del genere.
Countbeer (4065) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Finally I can taste this beer now. Been looking out for this one for a while, yet no where to be found, but than, one store in Belgium had 3 bottles left, I just bought one, don’t sweat your fears as there might be one left for you.
Medium sized quite vast beige light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aroma is very well in balance, a very nice mix of the hops and it features and the roast, chocolate and coffee, mainly.
Flavours of hops, roast, chocolate, grapefruit, malts roast, wood, marzipan, citrus, bitters, herbs and grapefruit.
Aftertaste is a medium bitterness with medium roast and coffee and some hops, herbs and light citrus tones.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied and a creamy texture.
Maybe easy described, but it’s not that complex, though very well balanced!
JulienHuxley (2516) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Geers, bottled on Jan 22 2014. Pretty dark pour with frothy tan foam. Aroma is quite roasty, lots of really piney, really grassy hop aromas, rich dark chocolate. Taste is bitter, roasty and chocolaty with a stong grassy and resinous hoppy finish. Palate is full bodied with strong, slightly prickly carbonation. Nice.