BreWedge (356) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with notable sediment and a very small beige head. Aromas are rich, roasty malt, molasses, nuts, woody aromas like an oak barrel, and maybe a touch of alcohol. Tastes are balanced between roasty and bitter. Smooth and well balanced without a lot of carbonation. Uncomplicated but pleasant.
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rarbring (1689) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, coffee, pine and grass.
Appearance: A black brown colored beer. A yellow/tan head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting bread, ashes, dark coffee, orange peel.
Palate: Medium carbonation, a sticky texture. A medium body with a somewhat dry finish.
Overall: A BIPA that works.
Note: Cask at Dieu du Ciel Reviewed 2013-03-22.
VertBaconStrips (2139) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Underground. Burnt, roast, light bakers choco, dry stout nose, caramel, sweetness that is sort of fruity. Solid hard bitter taste, long roasted malts, pine, caramel. It’s a black IPA. They are never all that good.
Gusgus (233) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Bottled on 01/13. A: minerally (crayfish, seeweed), burnt with a hint of smoke. Faint fruity hops in the background. A: Low to medium carb, with small off-white head. Pitch black. T: medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, salty, heavy on the roast, with some tropical hops and lingering bitterness. P: medium bodied with roast, hoppiness and caramelly sweetness. Overall a hoppy sweet stout. Not the balance I look for in a BIPA.
dfearnley (1141) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to glass
Caramel, coffee, bread, pepper.
Deep brown with a creamy brownish head. The taste is primarily a porter, the IPA is overwhelmed.
Metalchopz (2501) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.5% ABV. from the bottle. The coffee notes and roasted malt take over the hop smell in this one. Pours a dark brown colour with a big, creamy-foam head that is beige, long lasting and gives out loads of sticky lacing. The roasted malt is helped out in the taste with some caramel malt to soften the burnt flavours. Sweet light butterscotch and fruity aromas eventually come out. Again, the hop is not as overpowering as I have tasted in other Black IPA. Beautiful mild warming and bitterness in the mouthfeel. Some burnt wood comes out in the finish to linger with the hop. Easier to drink than the Great Lakes Brewing Impy Black IPA I had a few weeks back, but still prefer the other overall.
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière opaque, couleur de mélasse et coiffée d’un fin col dense laissant au verre une très fine dentelle. Des arômes très grillés où pointent le café et un certain boisé. Bien amère avec très peu de sucre perceptible. Elle est huileuse, moyennement effervescente, de corps moyen et se termine sur de arômes rôtis et une amertume durable et sèche, sans aucune astringence.
rejtable (1547) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great effort from an always exciting brewery. Pours cola black with a head that fades to a ring, little bit of lacing. Nose is grassy and burnt. Aromas of grassy hops, some limited espresso bitterness. Tastes are light sweet and medium bitter. Light body with medium carbonation.
Gethinbeer (2250) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely black colour with a frothy white and lace. Sweet malt aroma. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Well balanced bitterness. Very nice beer.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown in color with a tall tan head. Rather roasted malt and chocolate forward aroma. Lots of coffee, earthy and floral hops, mild citrus, and sweet toffee. There’s a decent bitterness to the flavor along with plenty of floral, earthy, and citrus hops. Big roasted malt and chocolate flavors, pretty heavy on the coffee as well.