lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Rated on 1.3.2013.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of sweet dried plums, wood and roasted malts. Flavour of strong roasted malts, grassy bitterness, mild floral notes, yeast and licorice. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a roasty, high bitter and a bit salty finish. Tasty.
zinneke (59) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black IPA delight. A very nice balanced black beer. Great taste, and even greater because it is so rare to find.
An advice to the brewers; we’re waiting for batch n°2.
medium bitterness, lively, full body, thick feel, delicious!
Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje, thanks Sebastian! The 33cl bottle pours into my Tilquin Gueuze glass with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a light mocha head of foam that leaves behind some sheet lacing. The aroma offers up dusty dark roasted maltiness, a bit of chocolate malts and some spicy black licorice like hoppiness and a spicy cedar wood sensation. The taste ponies up dark roasted malts, burnt malts, a touch of sweet fruity esters and then a spicy note that is fairly black licorice like and rolling into a mild pine sap resin note. This has a pleasing mix of roastiness and hoppiness.
swoopjones (5250) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at Moeder Lambic. . Black pour, medium bodied. Great roastiness, solid bitterness, Neither bitterness nor roastiness dominated but fed off of each other nicely. Good Stuff
greenclansman (681) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very very good "black IPA".
Thick black color, nice beige head.
Roasted aromas with a hint of hops.
Starts as a stout in taste, with roasted malts and full body and ends up in a bitter hoppy aftertaste. very nice beer.
Wim (2547) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt fruity hoppy aroma a malt caramel dry fruity hoppy bitter taste with a bitter alcholic finish
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium, rather dense dark-beige head over virtually black beer. Rather warm chocolate nose, with some spicy, but discreet hops. Bit of bubblegum and herbs. Dry, coffeeish, even stoutish flavours; dry-roasted barley. Hops are again just there in the background, mild and discreet. Little or no hopbitterness, sweetish and roasted malts in evidence. Plywood and coffee retronasal. Well-carbonated, medium bodied at best, bit sticky MF. A bit light on the hops, IMO. If you call it black IPA, guys, go for them!
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle at Delerium. Pours pitch black with a small off white head. Aroma is dark roasted malt and grapefruity hops. Liqourice, dark roasted and grapefruity hops. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Dry finish, lasting roasted malt flavour.
monsieurd (7) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Birra dal carattere deciso e dal palato importante. Una persistenza prolungata con forti sentori di caffè e leggeri di liquirizia. Un’altra prelibatezza di De la Senne
COUGNOUX (32) - arlon, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une black IPA comme on les aime ..! Bonne finale sèche;Bien équilibrée..
Belle apparence avec des notes fraiches de houblon ..Nice !