rlgk (10368) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, hoppy with metallic notes, grassy, some fruits. Hoppy flavor, grassy, metal, chocolate, cocoa notes, some fruits. Bitter metal finish.
theGarethLewis (17) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely toasted malts and molasses. It’s black! Feels very nice, nothing lingering that shouldn’t be. Nice balance on the tongue: not too bitter, not too sweet...beautiful. Aftertaste is the same as initial. It just feels right. It has a big taste that isn’t too showy, could have this everyday.
glennmastrange (2250) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Moderate malt notes of toasted and a hint of molasses, moderate resin for the hops, with raisin, prune, tar, licorice/anise and whiskey-like alcohol. Head is average size, between creamy and frothy, grayish tan with good yet thin lacing and is mostly diminishing.. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately acidic and bitter, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly alcoholic and very dry finish. Bold dark aromas and a nice feel in the mouth make this and excellent Black IPA.
scantron (63) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 1, 2012 ; 5.5% abv, 500 mL, on tap at DDC MTL; shaker
Strong aromas of grapefruit and juniper from the hops. Leaning towards the IPA. Pours almost-black with a 1 cm thick pillowy tan head which gives heavy lacing. IPA, porter mix. Interesting IPA-like mixture of mango, grapefruit, pine, resin and some porter roasty coffee tones. Long lingering bitterness from the resin-like flavours, which really stick around. Somewhat bitey carbonation. Senses may have been a little dulled. Interesting foray into the style, definitely like an American IPA. Somewhat underwhelmed.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1102 draught; nose is heavy roasted malt, decent hops whiff, iron, coffee, feel is mediumwatery, carb is medium, taste is licorice, red apple, sour earth, mediumheavy hops throughout
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours near black with an off white head. Floral hoppy aroma with light roasted malts. The flavor has bitter floral hops and lightly roasted malts. Well balanced.
Jow (2096) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap Blind Tiger the 3rd of my DDC afternoon. Pours black with nice spruce nose. Tastes of piney bitterness, earth, toasted malt, and citrus. Nice refreshing beer after the craziness of my previous 2 brews this saturday
thb (680) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, near black, nice head. Aroma: citrus, pine, resin, toast, coffee. Flavour is similar, roasty malts a little too forward for me - it’s more of a bitter roast story than a bitter hop story.
mile (2970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, roasted malt, coffee, faint hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, roasted malt and coffee, some caramel and hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, roasted malt and coffee, some hoppyness. Sweetish (black) IPA with lots of (too much) coffee.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Dieu du Ciel. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, citrus, pine, and floral. Tastes follow. Some chocolate too.