markschiedon (338) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from a 650ml bottle.
In the aroma chipped wood, red fruit, banana,
The unclear brown beer has a medium brown head.
A full bodied, bitter taste, chocolate, roast malt.
stantheman (723) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Oscar’s Pub in Vancouver. Branded sleeve a bit similar to the bulbous shape of a Guinness glass. The handle doesn’t say, and the barkeep offered that it was an ESB, but there’s just no way. A beautiful black beer. Generous tan head, sweet, malted nose. In the mouth it’s noticeably hoppy, but rich roasted malts predominate. Sweet chocolate, licorice and bitter coffee overtones. All the richness of an impy stout, but with much more hop load. One of the best black IPAs ever! 3.8.
tiong (4564) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Alibi Room, Vancouver, BC
Pours dark brown, almost black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, grassy hops, coffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is roasty, sweetish and grassy hoppy with some coffee, licorice and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth, hoppy and roasty with some licorice. Quite tasty black IPA.
CapFlu (4723) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong roasty nose with a minor bitter chocolate background. Flavour is very bitter, some toasted malt and cocoa powder. Lasting hop finish. Decent.
mcberko (8695) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650mL bottle, pours black with a medium beige / tan head. Aroma is quite chalky, with notes of roast, dry cocoa, and some piney hops. Flavour is really wonderful, with notes of roasted malt, dry cocoa, and lots of dry piney hops. Really dry and balanced amazingly well between the roast and hops. Wow, Dead Frog brewed an excellent one here. Fantastic.
Sammy (9322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very good black ipa. not too sweet roasted malt, good strong hop finish. lasting lace snd some head. aroma is neither great on hop or roast. tasty very drinkable.
Lagerboy (1505) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Clear darkest crimson brown, slight ruby hue, darker tan foam mostly fades. Big bold dark roasted malt taste, not too sweet, some caramel, balanced nicely with tropical fruity citrusy hops, slightly floral, some spicy herbalness. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, well hopped. Lightly bitter, dry roasty finish. Pretty damn good, but still: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown,tan head.Nose of citrus hops & roast.Starts roasty,light piney mid, big lasting hop & dry roast finish.Probably the best ever from this brewery
Gerbeer (2268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate head of big bubbles. Aromas of fruity grape jelly, light pine, and toasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts, mangos, dark fruit, and pine. Bitter finish. A nice black IPA.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body. The aroma has a mango-citrus hop character, and toasty dark malt notes. Rich, rounded bitterness, but also a lot of malt sweetness especially from the Belgian stuff. The roast barley is quite apparent, particularly in the finish. The bright citrus and fruit of the aroma takes a back seat on the palate. Rich, hearty bitterness, smooth body...a blast of Black IPA goodness, quite intense for lovers of the style. Like me.