Bontus (606) - 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. It’s a great example.
Countbeer (3896) - 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 (2422) - 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.
markschiedon (80) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking blind from a 33cl bottle.
In the aroma caramel, coffee and licorice. Not so nice.
The unclear darkbrown beer has quite a brown head.
The taste does remind me of drinking an espresso. A thick substance that’s bitter with some sweetness underneath. Taste makes it up for the aroma.
Plovmand (6129) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thx Kingcecil! Pours black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is citric hoppy with some roasted malty and licorice notes. Licorice, grapefruit and citrussy flavor. Great balance.
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lux_edwards (62) - - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. Pours a dark brown, with biege head. Aroma: toffee, caramel. Taste:dark chocolate and bitter hops. Palate: dry and smooth. Overall: love it!
ST247 (103) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @home. Pours black with a creamy stable beige foam. Aroma is chocolate, herbs. Taste is bitter at first, chocolate, hints of coffee. Aftertaste is little sweet. Not bad.
Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Halling, Kingcecil and ronnemos1. Pours Black With a creamy head and lacings. Incredible nose and flavor. A balanced mixture of licorice, roast, coffee, pine and grapefruit. Smooth, soft and dry. This brewery should be recognized amongst the Best. Quality as Always..
CharlyBeer (12) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Je n’hai pas aimé cette bière, selon moi pas réussite.
Vrais que je n’ai aime pas trop les black ipa, mais je ne la trouve pas si spéciale.
hallinghansen (1721) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home while watching AC Milan vs A. Madrid. Dark brown body with a light brown head. Coffee, hops, chocolate notes, roasted malt, fruity. Bitter chocolate flavour with lots of hops. Waterish mouthfeel.
hammerhead01 (22) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 2. 33 cl bottle. Pours lightblack with a nice light beige head. Hoppy aroma. Bitter, roasted malts, dry. Very nice beer.