Muggus69 (1900) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 19/05/16
Deep bronze body, creamy beige head persists.
Nice malt nose - burnt nuts, cola, weak black coffee, dark toffee, with woody, earthy citrus hop character.
Full chewy smooth body, good weight.
Lovely malt body - nutty, dark toffee, bit of cocoa with earthy woody hops delivering a good whomp of bitterness.
Cimbasso (640) - - MAY 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a bottle shared with Holmen1 in Copenhagen. Pours a very dark brown with a foaming tan head. Aromas of fresh bread and chocolate. A rich and complex taste of burnt sugar, dried fruit, prunes and with a hint of grapefruit. Lots of ash flavours leading to a long, dry finish. A little thin tasting in the mouth. A complex and enjoyable black IPA.
6bottlepack (71) - Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter,pours very dark ruby with a thick beige head,aroma an interesting mix of pinapple,fresh bread ,,caramel,raisin & some roast,the taste is malty & sweet with coffee ,dark fruits &some pineapple ,medium bodied & smooth perfect carbonation ,the finish is long fruity,roasty ,dry with some bitterness ,interesting beer!
radagast83 (6766) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at The Sovereign for the Brasserie de la Senne beer dinner with Yvan De Baets. Poured a dark brown color. Aroma was notes of raisin, sugar notes. Brown, malty sugar. Roasted malts. Light chocolate notes, roasted. Dark fruit sweetness on the finish.
hawthorne00 (3308) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear mid brwon with a large beige head. Aroma of mocha, earth, pepper, lemon. More coffee than chocolate, quite earthy. Salted caramel. Very light bodied for 8%. Relatedly, quite dry for the mocha and slightly brioche-y malt side of things. Dry, earthy and spicy at the end with moderate bitterness. Interesting beer, reminds me of Doctor’s Orders Iron Lung as much as anything.
ForlornHope (355) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours black in colour with red hints against the light. Tan head which is rocky which fades a bit but leaves a good lacing on the glass. The aroma is of rich malt, sweet fruit and some peppery hop. A sweet start soon gives way to a bitter finish. Lots of flavour - rich malt, burnt toasted flavours, juicy fruit with lots of hop bitterness. More like a strong stout than an IPA, but really good.
NordicV (1769) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Svart öl med beige skum. Doft av malt, kaffe och lätta tuggummitoner. I smaken tillkommer lätt fruktighet.
Hade gissat på en porter snarare än svart ipa.
FBoekman (162) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
SvartIPA. Jo. Kaffe. Besk. Check. Inte min kopp av kaffe, kanske. Som den äckliga pralinen, det är svårt att låta bli...
MarioSunjic (11) - AUSTRIA - APR 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If you seek coffe and chocolate in beer wuth a rich and rounded taste of fullnes than this is something for you!
bjakk (673) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red, clear, yellow foam. Burned, malt and sugar in the aroma. Burned sugar, raisins with burned alcoholic aftertaste.