MelvinKalksma (736) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, pine, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts and hops.
Turbid/opaque ruby/brown with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium beige head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, pine, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and hops.
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. A lot of piney hops and roasted malts. These two work great together in creating an interesting beer.
pivnizub (9970) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille: Deep ruby-amber coloured, hazy, big and stable creamy tanned head; fruity , a btt , port-vinous nose with a quite solid herbal- hoppy background; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, quite medium bodied; lingering chocolatey and vinous and dark-malty finish, disturbed by a solid herbal-hoppy aftertaste. Very nice brew...
Davros (2663) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a large head.
Nose shows cocoa, piny hops, soft floral hops, toasty malt.
Flavours include toasty, roasty and bready malt along with soft piny resinous hops.
Maakun (3061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Clear mahogany with big caramel head. Lots of soft roasted note with toast, chestnuts, toffee, mango, grapefruit, milk chocolate. The nose is not that amazing but the taste is great with roasted and sweet notes mixing well, and a lasting roasted and hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied with a bit creamy feel going into light mineral feel into the finish. Mouth coating slight fizzy carbonation. Not a typical black IPA at all but it’s quite good.
mikeyo1 (607) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@home. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, dark fruits, fruits and grape. Taste of chocolate, nuts, caramel, cocoa, oranges and grape fruit. Assertive bitterness.
Nische (1752) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Medium to full body with a dry finish.
TEJA (2121) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget Sweden.
Big and lasting brown head. Clear dark red-brown color.
Roasted black malt aroma with a initial tuch of old stale urin!
Bitter and roasted malt taste in a good combination.
Medium body and good bitterness.
Muggus69 (1996) - 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 (667) - - 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 (98) - 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!