Bootlegger007 (84) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light perfume aroma bulked up with roasted malts, pours black with a small diminishing light brown head, heavily hopped great balance of flavours roasted malts, cookie/nutty, sticky full bodied ale good carbonation lightly sulphury on the tongue, thanks Sherrie.
packers188 (35) - - FEB 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Style: Black IPA
Description: Belle mousse vanille, nez houblonne, Wow, en bouche, malte comme une bonne stout mais avec une finale houblonne efficace, best black ipa
Helsdon (220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another from my brother-in-law. Clear ruby brown with a finger of tan head. Smells of soft toasted malts, molasses, light yeasts and in the background hops. Tastes creamy sweet toasted malts with a hoppy bitterness. Smooth on the palate. Solid brew.
high_on_hops (711) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a solid black with a short tan head and lacing. It has a strong resin and dark malt aroma, with a dark malt and toast flavor up front and a bitter, hoppy finish over a heavy-medium body.
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thorongil2 (1432) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit, smoked fruit; mostly dry and smoky flavour with a long, medium bitter finish
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BottleDog, London. Pours a very, very dark brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma of vanilla, dark malt, chocolate and pineapples. Thick mouthfeel. Great complex flavours of tropical fruit, burnt malt, bitter pine and rye bread. Finish is sharp, bitter resin, coffee, toast and berries.
teorn88 (3399) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog rating. 12oz bottle from BD Camden, London. It pours a hazy dark brown color with ruby edges and a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts and dried fruits, toffee. Taste is quite harsh roasty and bitter with notes of coffee, earth, cocoa, tangy red berries and piny hops. Finishes resinous and bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok BIPA
Gandalf39 (90) - - NOV 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Une bière très gourmande sur le chocolat et un peu le café. Belle amertume. Une bonne bière si l’on aime le cacao mais pas vraiment une IPA.
kambei70 (717) - - NOV 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, citrus zest, and slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, earth, and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel.
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jjgmd (1588) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z, pours a pitch black color with a small java head. Nose is chocolate, malt and licorice. Taste is chocolate malt with some nice sweet bitterness. Finishes on bitter sweet notes with the same tasty and flavorful aforementioned tasting notes. Quaff Score 8 / 10