Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at DDC. Pours almost black with a dark red tint. Aroma of roasted malts, earth, some caramel sweetness, like a porter. Flavour of largely the same. The hops are more prominent in the flavour. Nice. Medium bodied. Decent.
thorongil2 (1396) - , 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 (3121) - 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 (70) - - 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 (681) - - 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 (1513) - 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
zgaier (1464) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasty and chocolaty up front with hoppy bitterness into the dry finish.
Beerhunter111 (8409) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fast schwarze Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, reifes Obst, röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack nach Kaffee, Schokolade, Vanillle, dann wird es leicht hopfig, bitter, im Nachtrunk dann wieder sehr schokoladig, Kaffee.
eduardovl (970) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark brown to black forming a big bubbled beige head. Good retention and tons of lacings left in the glass
S: Roasted malts and flowery hops. Black IPAs are quite weird because they do have this mix of black roasted beers with pale and hoppy beers
T: Roasted and hoppy. Good balance. Roasted malts, notes of dark chocolate. Biscuity. Quite bitter which is a mix of roasted malts and hops bitterness
M: Medium body and carbonation. Roasted and hoppy bitterness aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Great Black IPA. Another Dieu du Ciel! winner
[ BA Review @ 7/26/2013 ]
Andrus86 (59) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE. shared RW. Jet black with nice tan head. Dark choc/vanilla on the nose, with the dark choc up front and a smooth bite at the back end, more of a porter than IPA.
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