Hermod (3128) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle, gråsälstasting #4. Black color, thin head. Woody, malty, slightly smoky aroma. Flavor has malt, salty licorice, mild fruity notes. Not really black ipa. Old botte?
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jookos (2064) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Bottle. Black, small head. Chocolate, roastedness, some citrus hops there. Med light bodied, dry. Bitter. Bit short. Roasty, light salty. Nice, but more of a bitter stout than bipa. Edit: getting more lime citrusy towards the end, quite nice overall.
ametras (363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle. Dark reddish brown with a thin foamy tan head. Flavors are bread, roasted malts, molasses, chocolate, licorice, pine resin and herbal hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.
neongolden (390) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(341mL bottle shared by a friend, think it must be 4mo+ old) Pours a deep brown with russet highlights, clear, tiny white head, no lace. Aroma is roast malts, light coffee, slight ash, anise, faint pine hop aroma. Flavour has a balance of sweet toffee dark malts and moderate roast, light coffee, cocoa powder, a bit of black licorice and dark fruit, light pine and orange/grapefruit peel. Finishes pretty dry and roasty with a light hop bitterness. Light to medium body with soft carb. I know this bottle’s freshness wasn’t flattering it because the hops seemed quite faded, unfortunately. More like a light porter with a bit of hops. Not bad, but not nearly as good as the DDC black DIPA I had on draught a few days prior.
AgentAle (627) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich malts, some caramel, mocha,black licorice and guava. Taste is a dark rick maltiness with character similar to the aromas. Slight balanced hopiness. Finishes smoothly. The beige head retains fairly well.
manuelMTL (39) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black appearance with a brownish head and nice lacings. The nose is roasted coffee beans, malty, and hoppy in the background. Medium mouthfeel. The flavours are mainly roasted malts, chocolate, and some piney hops. Aftertaste is bitter hops. Excellent black IPA with lots of roasted flavours and aromas.
cagou007 (320) - FRANCE - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep dark with ruby reflects and medium tan head. Nice lacing. Hoppy nose. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee, caramel and huge resinous pine. Quite dry and bitter finish. Medium body, high carbonation. Powerful black IPA, but lack some sweetness and body.
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kaser (2606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at their brewpub in Montreal. Black with foamy tan head - unexpected. Super bitter and aggressive hops. Doesn’t seem like an IPA or black IPA to me. I keep questioning if this is the right beer I asked for. Has a stout / red beer flavor. Weird.
arminjewell (6151) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 11.2 oz bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, cocoa, roast, hints of coffee, slight anise in there, hints of orange peel is as well, pretty interesting. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, cocoa, orange peel, anise, dark fruit, slight roast and coffee, finishing fairly bitter, slightly dry.
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Black colour with frothy, beige head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, pine needles, dark rye bread, liquorice and hints of grapefruit. Malty, roasted nose with black coffee, cacao, black rye bread, liquorice, grapefruit and a generous piney bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Despite the piney bitterness, it’s not quite as aggressive as black IPA’s sometime are, but rather quite well rounded, relaxed and very well balanced. Tasty and very nice.