radagast83 (6660) - 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 (3277) - 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 (337) - 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 (1752) - 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 (159) - 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 (669) - 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.
Shark_Pants (561) - AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, BB 19 May 16. Pours very dark but presents as deep ruby coloured when held up to a light, large frothy tan head. Lots of chocolaty aromas, with some earthy and grassy hop notes. The chocolate notes carry through in the taste, along with a very earthy yeast character, spicy and slightly floral juicy hop profile, dry finish. Light to medium bodied with light acidic prickle. Really good black IPA.
ciocanelu (841) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with creamy brown head. Aroma has dark malt, brown sugar, roasted coffee and some earthy hops in the background. Taste starts slightly sweet and yeasty, with dark sugar and some chocolate. Finishes bitter and roasty with some earthy hops. Medium body and carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel. An interesting, "belgian-style" take on the style which turned out quite well.
mabuzzer (463) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Scott’s Bar, Brussels. Black with a thin white head. Sweet smoky aroma Taste is smoked malt. Bitter finish