scarab (44) - - OCT 15, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best black IPAs I’ve ever tried. Nice balance between hops and malts, great aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, pine, coffee and chocolate, marvelous taste of hops and malts. Great one!
Fluxing (561) - POLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warka 19.12.2013. Kolor nieprzejrzyscie czarny. Piana brunatna, bardzo wysoka, bardzo powoli opada pozostawiajac spory lejsing. W aromacie przypomina Imperatora Baltyckiego, intensywna czekolada, kawa, ananas, marakuja, sliwki w czekoladzie, minimalna nuta szlachetnego alkoholu. W smaku dominuja owoce tropikalne i sliwki w czekoladzie, dalej lekka nuta palona, lekka kwasnosc i lekki, szczypiacy alkohol. W odczuciu gladkie, lekko oleiste, wysycenie niskie. Goryczka srednio-niska, ziolowo-ziemista, z lekkim musnieciem zywicy i grejpfruta.
eluosiren (126) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good black IPA, but too soft and a little bit more bitterness would be very appricated
oh6gdx (22854) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (from biernavigatie). Pitch black colour, big brown head. Aroma is mild roasted malts, some sweet fruity and floral notes along with some wooden and resiny notes. Flavour is liquorice, mild toasted notes and also has a nice fruity and floral notes as well. Quite pleasantly balanced, the alcohol also gives a slight sweetness to it.
kingstoni (1758) - FINLAND - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with a medium thick, lasting foamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, peat, lemon, licorice and notes of vanilla. Bitter taste with some sweetness. Dry, bitter finish. A bit sticky to oily feel.
thomat (2600) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ BBB. Very dark brown with a small brown head. malty and roasted tones. malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Full body with a nice bitter finish.
adasko (1037) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing strawberry aroma with a very very delicate coffee and chocolate notes and a flat malty background. It looks perfect. Dark, black, non-transparent, with beautiful and quite steady beige head which leaves nice lacing. Mouth feeling is so good. It’s so smooth, and so thick. Taste is dominated mostly by bitterness which also leaves long aftertaste. There is no place for sweetness in it. The middle of the taste is quite malty. You can feel the dark, tanned malts. Feels even a bit like dry stout for the moment.
gunnfryd (12610) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is orange, malt, alcohol. Flavour is orange, malt, hop, alcohol, lemon, caramel, spices, coffee. bitter finish. Nice/OK beer.
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the bow bar tasting... Deep brown... Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet dry toffee malts nose... Soft sweet toffee chocolate roast malts... Light bitter dry caramel
evergreen0199 (2458) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Hawk. A black coloured pour with a healthy beige head on top. Roasty, malty, fruity, slightly smokey aroma. Tastes roasty, bitter, coffee, pine and a little chocolate. Not what I would call a typical black IPA but this was still bloody good stuff. More please.