allmyvinyl (5514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from the beerhive. Pours opaque dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of resinous hops, light toffee. Taste is bitter in both a roasted way, and an oily way. Good hop bitterness. Slight feel of two different things going on, not melding that well. Clashing a bit, but not a bad beer overall.
jamestulloch (1858) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Beerhive. Dark brown body with a modest beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of maple, plum, candy and treacle. Flavour of blackcurrant, brambles, muscavado sugar, liquorice and dark chocolate. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A truly special Black IPA - dark and fruity with something new revealed on every sip. I want to try more from this brewery.
Hopmaestro (366) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of faint roasted malts _and_ fresh fruity hops. First impact of the taste is roasted malts, dry coffee and a slight hint of licorice. After a few seconds the hops break through and leave you with a fresh cirusy finish. Pretty dry and awesome.
CloakedDagger (1080) - - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black with a warm, reddish hue and a light brown head. Very lively carbonation initially. Lovely hoppy aroma atop a subtle roastiness. Medium body, very soft - almost velvety - on the palate. Quite some roastiness neatly supplemented by perfumy hops. The finish combines bitterness from both hops and burned malts. Good one. 251114
grubypawel (205) - - NOV 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A smell of tropical fruit can be sensed from the bottle, but diacethyl is obvious when poured to glass. The taste is okay with hints of American hops with light bitter finish. Nothing fancy.
Ragnampiza (620) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Dark brown with some copper tinges, impossibile to see through, with a nice, creamy and persistent light beige head. Good lacing retention. Nice blended nose of hoppy and roasted notes, pine needles, strawberry jam, tropical fruits on one side and sweet milk chocolate, toasted malts, a hint of soy sauce and vanilla on the other one. Very smooth mouthfeel, no alchool presence at all despite the medium-high ABV. Perfect level of bitterness, not too subtle and not too extreme. Juicy in the beginning, more dry toward the end. Blackberries, tropical fruits and bitter blood orange in the taste, with some coffee and chocolate presence in the aftertaste. Overall, very balanced and harmonious. Average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Very nice!
Gorm (1648) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart farve med høyt beige skum som sitter. Lukt av røstet malt, sjokolade, frukt og humle. Smak av røstet malt, karamell, kakao, sitrus og furu. Lang bittersøt ettersmak. Import.
nilsas (2071) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duft av citrus, kaffe og bek. Dyp sort farge. Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant. God smak av frukter, citrus, kaffe og vanilje.
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(keg) black in colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of light bonfire smoke, some rotten apricots, herbal hops, light roasted malts and brown sugar. flavour is dark malts and ash, with a hint of honey and a semi-dry alcoholic finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
al53 (85) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany/black colour with one finger light beige head.
First very roasted aroma, after a while hops, chocolate, coffee and some dark fruit, cherry and/or plum?
Taste is coffee, grapefuit, citrus, pines and bit chocolate.
Good creamy, medium+ mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
Very dry finish with hops, pines, citrus, coffee and chocolate.
Everyway excellent and enjoyable black ipa.