yespr (29415) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep amber glare with a small tan head. Aroma is grapefruity and toasted malty. Bitter, grapefruity and citrusy. Dark malty and grapefruity into the finish.
altonbrownd (4582) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Malting Pot. Dark black with thin, tan head. Nose is sweet, lactose, with chocolate and nuts. Taste is also quite roasty, of chocolate, and milk and vanilla. Nice and toasty. Also has a nice hoppy element that perks up in the finish. A really interest beer and one of the best Black IPA’s I’ve had.
berntholer (658) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
quite dense beige head with thick CO2 bubbles in it. coffee coloured. aroma of roasted malts, hop, hopresin, citrus, boozy. taste roasted malts, smoke, coffee aftertaste bitter, bit skunky. dense mouthfeel, soft carbonation. nice bipa. bottle 33 cl / bd aug-2013
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Bottled 07/08/13. From saveur-biere.com.
Black colour with a small light tan head.
The aroma is delicious... Piney and fruity hops, moderate bitterness, dryness and roasted malt. The flavour is much more roasted malt, ashy dryness but also piney and resiny hops and some bitterness. Surprisingly thin for a 8.4% brew. Tasty.
humlelala (863) - DENMARK - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(33 cl bottle from Saveur Bière; BBD: 06/08/13) Pours black and tan with creamy two-finger head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is herbal hoppy with intriguing sprucy and spicy notes. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a flavourful, lingering yet only slightly bitter finish. Flavour is generally even more complex than the nose with some grapefruit notes. Well balanced and very little roastedness.
Cunningham (3910) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pitch black color with a big beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Dark malt and rich grapefruity hoppy. Fruity notes.
Palate: Full to medium body. Tad sweet and a rich bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, coffee, fruity, grapefruit hoppy and a fine dark malty background.
Overall impression: Powerful, lovely and tasty bipa.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Martinus
Pyrmir (2651) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @sbwf13. Black with beige head. Aroma and taste of citrus, caramel, licorice, resin, pine and wood.
Koelschtrinker (9867) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deutlich malziger Antrunk, leicht röstig. Intensiver malzig werdend, wenig getreidig. Hopfiger, Kaffee, wenig bitter im Abgang. Dazu stärker hopfig, dazu parallel der Kaffee. 8/10/10/10/8/10
vipinvelp (1817) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with small light brown lacing foam ring. Aroma is mainly hop with some coffee notes. Taste is quite bitter with coffee present. Lasting bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201311)
ClubGonzo (3434) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a small beige head. Nose is grass, moss, peaches, chocolate and hints of herbs and licorice. Taste is somewhat less rich, with dark malts, coffee, roasted bread and hints of grass and spruce. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. OK, but the aroma far surpasses the taste.