pivnizub (9970) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Buddel:Literally black with a medium sized and stable tanned head; toasted malt, dried fruits and nutty traces in the nose, grapefruity hops in the background; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied, soft MF; lingering grapefruity-hoppy finish with malt and coffee and leather. Chapeau…
pityu (494) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 17, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Opaque black colour, medium, creamy tan head, excellent retention and fine lacing. Intense hoppy nose with coffee, chocolate and resinous scents. Taste is toasted malts with nutty tones, some coffee and cocoa powder, dark dried fruits, lemon zest, pine, grapefruit, a touch of ash and smoke. Nice balance between rich toasted malty taste and fresh hoppy aromas. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, smotth texture, lingering bitter finish with some roasted aftertaste. Very beautiful ale, but its more like a american style RIS for me, than a black IPA, because of the intense roasted character.
langeveld12 (418) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank it almost 2 years after production.
Pours an average frothy light brown head. Body is black.
Aromas of malts, yeasts and hops.
Fruity at first, then roasted with coffee. I guess most of the hop flavors are gone which makes it more like a stout than an IPA. Still, quite good. I have to try it again with a fresher one.
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skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Old note. Aroma has tropical fruits from the hops and some roast coffee more in the background. Dark coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter, has some toffee sweetness, tropical fruits, some coffee and roast. Medium bodied beer. Pretty decent.
JeyAre (239) - - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark espresso, very reach taste, almost no smoke in it. The one I drank was well expired but still very good
rouhlas (2384) - GREECE - SEP 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Hoppy and roasted malty aroma, grassy, grapefruit, pine, licorice. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Alengrin (4212) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
De Molen’s BIPA, thanks to Stefan for sharing. Towering, rocky, dense, creamy, light beige head over a very dark bronze beer, almost black. Aroma strikingly has a lot of orange juice at first, next to hints of marmelade, grapefruit peel, cedar, white pepper, chocolate, toasted bread, hazelnuts and iron but in a good way. Restrained dark fruitiness, raisins and dates but not too sweet, very nutty from the start, toasted with a smooth, soft, supple mouthfeel, a bit iron-like in the middle but not actually metallic, roasted bitter touch in the end as well as a sweeter chocolate touch, ending in a fragrant, grapefruity, resiny, long and deeply bittering hoppiness. Absolutely lovely.
KW92 (1093) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2015
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, niska, krótka.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Nuty czekoladowe, cytrusowe, minimalnie nuty żywiczne.
SMAK: Analogicznie do zapachu: ciemne słody, skontrowane niewielką goryczką cytrusową.
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Ash’s. Pours black with a thick beige head. Aromas of light roast, coffee, pine. Taste is bitter, more pine, coffee, burnt orange. Definitely more of a stout on the finish.
First wee tasting of the summer
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a corner shop.
Appearance - like an expresso.
Nose - more coffee notes. Dark chocolate.
Taste - there is a tangy orange note but generally this is all about roast flavours.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly decent finish.
Overall - it’s a good stout not an ipa.