Osprey87 (1406) - WALES - MAY 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled Dec 2013. Black, foamy brown head. Aroma - pine, mint, lime. Body - medium, light spritzy, slightly foamy. Taste - Caramel and coffee offset against potent pine, menthol and spearmint. Slightly astringent, quite sweet, not bitter. The individual flavours are OK, but overall I feel like this doesn’t come together very well.
jamestulloch (1280) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Dark brown body with a large beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of blackcurrant, lime and green hops. Flavour is light and zesty. Medium body with oily texture. Soft fizz. I agree with madmitch76 - this is more like a Black Saison than a Black IPA - it’s just lacking the malty, chocolate qualities of a Black IPA. The missus concurred - ’It looks like a dark beer but tastes like a light beer’.
Dudu (1) - BRAZIL - APR 30, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
e Lupulada, baixa translucidez, de carbonatacao média e uma boa formação de espuma. Bela Black IPA.
yngwie (13215) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. There’s quite a lot of orange and orange peel in the aroma, with roasted malts, caramel and some faint spiced, licorice nots. There’s a pleasant bitterness in the flavor, with orange peel, roasted malts, licorice and some caramel. Full to medium body, pleasant carbonation, and with a lasting roasted finish. Pretty pleasant this one, tasteful, and a bit strange. 140426
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, cooked vegetable, chocolate, citrus and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, orange and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of cooked vegetables, roasted malt, some citrus and lemon. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some coffee, licorice, some cooked vegetables and bitterness. medium body, avaerage carbonation.
BRW (968) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At BBF. Black colour with beige head. Hoppy aroma. Hoppy, roasted taste, also some chocolate. Medium body.
DwarfeD (855) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Sterk, Amsterdam. Dark brown with a small tan head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Roasted malts, coffee, brown sugar, spices, hops, vanilla and wood. A decent dark brew.
HopsHipster (34) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Helt sort og flot mørk øl med fin skumkrone og indbydende duft. Kraftig og intens smag og dejlig bitter let brændt eftersmag. [APK; 9.24]
rhyshewer (70) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Pineapple, Turkish delight, hint of coffee, mint
Appearance: Black with small tan head.
Taste: Strong roast flavour, salty chocloate with a blanket of grapefruit bitterness leading back to a roast coffee finish.
Palate: Medium body with a slight oiliness. Medium carbonation with a hot,bitter finish.
Overall: Hot and roasty; A big-hitting black IPA.