ElManana (1714) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 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 watery imo.
daniele (7721) - ITALY - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown good head roasty note medium hoppy note high carbonation coffe good dry ness good bitterness
Scuta schiuma piuttosto abbondate persistente sentori yodtato caffe discretachezza piuttosto gassata sentori todtati con una buona luppolatura
erickok (5102) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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 (1058) - 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 (4836) - 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 (1617) - 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 (5062) - Breda, 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 (5000) - 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 (927) - 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.
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