androman (441) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
15cl from bottle @ Utrechtse Bierbrouwers Festival 2014. Clear dark reddish-brown color, rocky creamy off-white head, good lacing. Aroma dark fruits nose, sour cherry, slightly roasty, licorice, grapefruit, red wine notes. Alcohol is slightly present. Taste medium sweet, medium to heavy bitterness, lightly sour. Full body, sticky and creamy texture, soft carbonation, fine and quite bitter finish. A bit too sweet and sour for me and for a black IPA but acceptable.
Taboada (348) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAY 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottel tasted at UBF on 10/05/2014. Orange-brown colour (not really black) with a nice head. The aroma is full of roasted malts and hops. Bitternness is Ok and the beer is well balanced with hops and malts taste. Next one please!
tricksta_p (1190) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of malts, caramel, tropical fruit, aromatic hops. Flavour is malty and hopy. Not your regular Black IPA, the term "dark IPA" is indeed better suited.
ShivanDragon (1722) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
@UBF14, helder licht caramel bruin, matige kaki kraag. aroma komt erg funky over, barnyard of zijn het nu alweer die geiten in de buurt :( caramel en hoppen.
smaken zijn redelijk bitter, matig zoet, redelijk hoppig, redelijke co2, maar ook een vreemde kruidigheid in het bier, overall niet erg bijzonder.
SimonBeer (102) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Drinking date: 19 April 2014) ) Ruby red coloured beer with a layer of really thin foam. Really nice aroma of hops, fruits, yeast, malts, flowers. Could have been more intense aroma. Taste is bitter, with a little bit of sweetness in it. Really bitter aftertaste. The body is too watery and the carbonation is too heavy. Overall, this beer is OK but by far not the best. The mouthfeel should be better and the taste should be more overwhelming. Still enjoying it however, because it’s not a bad beer or so. That’s why I give it the total score of 3.5
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized, vast creamy to beige orange tinting colored foamy head on top of a hazy to murky orange/amber to brown colored beer.
Not the BIPA look, ay....
The aroma has a nice hoppy and flower tone with some floral grassy tones, some carbo gass, light malty, some hop fruits, light toast and a hint of some liquorice/bay leaf tones.
Flavours of toast, herbs, light roast, malts, bitters, some caramel/bread, leaves, light hoppy as in grapefruit, some floral tones and grass and a light spicy edge. BIPA as in Brown IPA... Hmmm... It suits... I guess...
Aftertaste is a bit spicy with some nice bitters (quite lingering), grass, malts, hops and some grapefruit.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture.
Not the typical black (!) IPA, but still I quite enjoyed this beer. A good hopped toasted amber ale.
Borresteijn (4781) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle at Café Demmers, ABV is 8.5%. Hazy orange-brown colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of laurel, grapefruit, light-spicy yeast, rye, toast, caramel. Flavour is medium-sweet, oranges, grapefruit, light spicy, laurel, toast, rye, decent grapefruit bitter finish. Medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Nice dark DIPA.
bierkoning (10379) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. dark brown color. Shy aroma of white pepper, caramel and tropical fruit. Grassy roasty caramelly hopbitter flavor with citrus and pineapple. Decent, but slightly out of balance.
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Burg bieren. Opaque dark red brown color, medium sized beige head that leaves fair lacing and lasts for a long time. Smell malts, hops, lightly fruits. Taste malts, hops, lightly fruity, nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Nice.
MarcoDL (2268) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick beer with a lot of malt. Grassy, hoppy taste with a hint of bread. Good brew!