Lowenbrau (2943) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12fl oz bottle from Vivalabirra, Oviedo. @home 23-12-2015.
In short: roasty bitter dark ale.
Pours black with rocky tan head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Roasty, coffee, herbal nose. Medium body, average carabontion, crispy texture. Taste is balnced towards the hop side, quite bitter, some roasty, coffee, herbal notes. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Good.
ciocanelu (835) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with medium brown head. Aroma is really nice, dark roasted malts, caramel and some earthy hops that integrate very well. Taste starts quite roasty up-front, also hoppy, nutty, good amount of bitterness. Finish is even more bitter and roasty. Aftertaste is bitter, even a bit ashy and dry. Body is quite light, making the beer easy to drink. Really nice one overall, tasty and very easy to drink.
fombe89 (1715) - Asturias, SPAIN - NOV 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo 29/11/2015. Bottled: 12/03/2015
Color negro, espuma beige, sabor torrefacto, herval.
madmitch76 (20706) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th October 2015
42nd Floor Tasting. Opaque black - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, good fine carbonation. Fluffy dark malts, mellow roast. Light cream. Good piney hops, hop spice. Smooth finish brings a touch of dark chocolate. Smooth and nicely integrated.
budedou (707) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with a large head. Aroma of dark roasted malts and pleasantly harsh hops. Very flavourful, with bitter hops and harsh, burnt roasted malt. Dry, with a very bitter hoppy finish. Waouh!!
procraste (442) - FRANCE - OCT 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Attaque piquante sur fond de café robuste. Beau gaz en bouche. amertume de chicon ... Comme toujours plus de fruité en se réchauffant. Chouette
The_Osprey (5298) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at the 42nd floor tasting, thanks to Kenny. 5.7%. Black with a red hue, huge foamy brown head. Aroma is redcurrant, coffee, light fruits. Very nice aroma. Body is light, tingly carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is coffee, pine, twiggy with an earthy finish. Nice black IPA.
Gluepot (327) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A classic black IPA. The visual features a tall tan head on a near black body. The nose is very dry with coffee, cocao and a hint of hops. The taste profile is well blended, dry and classic black ipa. It has an earthy hop nip, roasted malt, fresh ground coffee and a touch of bitter chocolate. Almost no creaminess to it and a dry finish. Really well put together!
Scopey (11355) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Kenny at the 42nd floor tasting. It pours opaque black with a thick tan head. The nose is toasty, charred wood, dark chocolate, rocky road, coffee grounds and earthy roast. The taste is bitter, charred, dark chocolate, burnt toast, peppery, grapefruit, very charred and coffee with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Lingering bitter charry finish. Rather solid stuff, especially the aroma.
mR_fr0g (7805) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the sky high Canary wharf tasting. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. Hazel nut brown coloured pour with a sticky mid tan head. Aroma is nutty, woody, little pine, little coffee bean. Flavour is composed of full on smooth coffee, bitter roasted, choc, nutty. Palate is sticky, medium full bodied, highish carbonation. Assertive bitter roast, and piney hop bitterness. Good stuff.