rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, - SEP 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black in colour with a fluffy beige head. Berry-like nose with toasted malts. Good balance. Mouthfeel is smooth with coffee up front, after are layers of chocolate and green flavours from hops. Really good balance and not too much or too little of anything. The cinnamon-bun character I find in good BIPA’s are there as well. Bitterness is intense without being offensive and it lasts a while along with the toast character. Cheers to a great interpretation of a great beer style!
CloakedDagger (728) - - 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 (81) - - 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 (515) - 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 (1457) - 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 (1717) - 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 (4070) - 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 (74) - 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.
liinis (1597) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost Pitch black heavy liquid with a big beige foamy head that leaves lace.First sip and I imagined having a handful of freshly picked excellently aromatic hops. Mouthfeel is heavyish and buttery and dry but after a while it turns refreshing and a bit watery too. Oddly refreshing. Complex treasure.
Just close to perfect.
BiffNilsson (254) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Svart vätska med liten ljusbrun krona.
Doften är frisk men ändå mustig med inslag av choklad, kaffe och citrus.
Smaken är perfekt för en svart ipa. Lättsam till en början med en bastant mitt full av beska kaffesmaker och en lätt bitter avslutning.
En bra öl kort sagt.
Ferris (4972) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Dark roast and piney hops. Jet black with a rich white head. Dark roast, pine hops and a bitter finish. Decent, but big on roast.