Bontus (695) - Flanders, - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cl, Geers. Pours black with a tanned head. Nose is well balanced between IPA (grapefruit, tropical fruit) & black (roasted coffee). Palate is great, silky, medium to low carbonation. Taste is well balanced between roasted bitterness and hopbitterness. This is only my third black IPA, and my first Belgian BIPA. Itís a great example.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Bottle ][ 6oz ][ Tasting ][ $8 ][ Snifter ][ 04.17.15 ]
hazy sepia/chocolate, puffy white head laces well. Greener flavor than nose, light caramel malt and sticky coffee nose. heavy resin and pine up front in flavor, moderate paper oxidation bitterness through mid. Soft chocolate finish, light roast bitterness but muted overall, metallic and papery.
blipp (6990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Mild roasted malts, light flowery notes, and light bitterness. Not bad.
jtclockwork (10894) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, chocolate and light pine - light infection - medium body.
vtafro (4841) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour with white head. Herbal, fruit and small dark malty aromas. Roasted, chocolate, herbal, a touch of sweetness.
KyotoLefty (7575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. ark brown, cloudy, fine head. Nose of chocolate, minerals, a bit of citrus. Chocolate flavor, spicy and dry, dirty, earthy hops. Quite nice, but I guess it is past its prime.
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A dense, two-finger dark beige head forms over a dark reddish brown body. The aroma has a faint Belgian touch I think, with roasted malts, licorice notes and some prunes. Some dark sugar too. Itís full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated, quite dry. Roasted malts, licorice, dried fruits and some yeast in the flavor, along with a nice bitterness. Lasting finish. Not your average Black IPA, but itís nice anyway. 150524
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma of floral notes, some citrus, some roasted notes, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some floral notes, citrus, roasted notes and ash. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and peach. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel, chocolate, citrus and grape finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Would love to try this fresh..
hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
April 4, 2015. Bottle, bottled january 22, 2014 (over a year old..)
Dark brown with small dense tan head. Aroma is licorice, grass, roasted malts, apricot and pine. Taste is light to medium sweet with grassy and roasted bitterness. Medium bitter finish with grass, roasted malts and a touch of cheese. Medium bodied, average carbonation. It has aged quite well.
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Rose Red. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of licorice, roast, dark chocolate and grassy hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.