Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London. Pours rich brown with a big, fluffy beige head. The nose holds cocoa, roast, burnt herbs, orange rind. Medium sweet flavor with strong roast, baking cocoa, scorched earth, bread, more citrus rind. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Nice, rich baking cocoa finish, lingering roast, earth, espresso, charred pine, gooey citrus, rind. Very good.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
34 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a little sediment and a light tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, grapefruit, and pine - with a roasted and bitter finish.
jksipa (769) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the brewery. Black with burgundy highlights under a huge pillowy khaki head that lingers and leaves great lace all the way down. Nose has tons of espresso, chocolate, molasses, pine and resin with floral notes and hints of vanilla. Light sweet support for a prominent coffee and chocolate bitterness and herbal notes in the finish. Medium+ creamy body with average carbonation and a lingering dry bitter finish. Great example of my favourite style.
Idiosynkrasie (6316) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with huge, creamy, fully lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Roasty dark malty, chocolately aroma, notes of coffee, piney, resinous, citrusy and leafy hoppy overtones. Taste is dry, bitter hoppy, minimally papery, chalky and medicinal bitterness, a touch of pine and resin, roasty dark malty basis, slightly watery passages. Sadly a loss of fruitiness in taste.
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours deep brown - almost black with a big and frothy beige head, thick lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, ashy. pine and resin. Flavour is light sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted, resinous and a little unbalanced.
Excalibur123 (355) - Soria, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color negro intenso opaco con abundante y bonita corona de espuma beige, presentando buena retención; aromas a malta tostada, lúpulo, algo de café, fruta tropical y flores; en boca entrada potente con amargor medio que desaparece en el pos gusto; cuerpo pleno con carbónico medio, sus noventa y cinco ibus están bien equilibrados, siguen notas a regaliz, terrosas y café torrefacto, cerveza compleja y balanceada, pos gusto agradablemente amargo y seco.
Torrefacto (1406) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Negro con reflejos caoba y espuma beis compacta. Aromas, tostados, melaza, café, pino, floral. Cuerpo medio, inicio de dulzor tostado. sabor intenso de pino y final de amargor entre resinoso y acafetado.
thorongil2 (2254) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of roast, nuts; balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish
Stoned99 (1163) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml from Bičres et Délices. Aroma: roasted malt, coffee and some tropical fruits. App: Dark brown, almost black, medium beige head, nice lacing, good retention. Taste and plate: medium creamy body, light sweetness, medium carbonation, medium high dry bitter and fruity finish. Overall: Had this one before but never had the chance to rate it so again, A great DIPA. Right on the style. Wish it smelled more fruity though. Great job Dunham.
TheJester (2507) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 mL bottle. Stout brown, with a nice, foamy, light brown head. Roast/coffee from the malt is at the forefront of the aroma, with some piney, resinous hops along for the ride. The flavour is nicely balanced as well; this is as roasty a black IPA as I’ve tasted. But that’s not to say that the hops fade into the background; this beer is balanced.