Hoppsan (41) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
341 ml (!) bottle. Pours pitch black with creamy small head. Aroma is filled with roasted malts and hops, flavor is same plus cream and some smoke and licorice. Super-balanced and nice full body. Medium finish with nice bitterness. Excellent stuff!
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simardsam (41) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noire et col de mousse de couleur crème. Nez de chocolat, café, mélasse et floral. Goût mélangé de chocolat et café avec quelque chose qui ressemble à des agrumes au début et l’amertume est ressentie surtout à la fin. Le mélange entre un stout et une IPA... Agréable et une belle découverte.
Frothmeister (479) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown with a reddish hue and an orange tinged tan head. Aromas of coffee, molasses, light cocoa, light caramel with some resinous notes. Taste is tropical fruit, and resinous notes up front followed by some faint molasses and coffee hiding underneath, with citrus and coffee in the finish. It’s totally solid, but for a black IPA, it doesn’t do a very good job of showcasing the "black".
Freaky_tiki (288) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Every time I grab a Dieu du Ciel brew I know I’m in for a eclectic experience. This one pours oil spill dark with a thin sandy cap. Taste is collage of my favourite beer impressions: punchy hops, brisk bitterness & a light body. Complex & highly drinkable.
JohnRMurdoch (2693) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 6, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beautiful 341ml bottle was a surprise find in BrewDog Glasgow. A brewery I have never heard of. Black with a foamy beige head. Coffee hop aroma. Sweet biscuit pine coffee flavour. Well balanced, sweet and smooth. A definite IPA / porter hybrid. I want more from this brewery.
spacecube (519) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 341ml bottle, deep brown pour, aroma is heavily coffee, with plenty of hoppy bitterness coming through, Palate pretty thick for an IPA. Good, but not the best .
MrFecesious (655) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341mL bottle. Opaque, dark brown body, minimal tan cap. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee. Taste boasts the coffee bitterness, roasted malt, chocolate, some molasses. Quite good.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - decants a dark brown hazed ale with ruby highlight. 2 finger frothy tan cap laces well - a beautiful looking brew in a glass. Aroma has elements of floral, pine roastiness and light malt sweetness. Very nice balance between west coast hopping and the roasty sweetness of the malts - a nice flush of thick roasty malts hit the palate first then the hops one in to perfectly balance this with piney-citrus peel bittering - goes to a long silken finish where increasing hop bittering compliments roasty astringence with malt notes riding just below this. A great Cascadian,
jonnyguns (649) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark black with a frothy off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma presents floral hops, grapefruit and toasted malt. Taste is quite resinous with the floral hop bitterness coming through. Backed by roasted coffee and toast. Hint of smoke as well. Very approachable stuff.
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HipHopOpotamus (167) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Purchased at LCBO in a 4-pack of 341ml bottles for about $12. Beer is very dark in colour, taste is a stronger roasted malt. Brewery is very good, this beer is not bad, but not my favourite style of beer.