mile (3572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, large and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate to full malty and lightly sweetish aroma, roasted malt - faint burnt malt with faint - light fruitiness, piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and dryish flavor, faint caramel, roasted - faint burnt malt, faint fruitiness, piney hoppyness. Finish is average to long, malty and dryish, roasted malt - light burnt malt, faint chocolate and lots of piney hoppyness - faint grapefruit hoppyness. Well hopped and roasted BIPA - nice head. Bitterness is not harsh.
Douberd (3699) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Dunham Imperial Black IPA) Bottle 341 ml at home, served into a teku, ABV 8.6%
Black coloured body, one full finger of dark beige head on top, thick and with very good retention.
Smells great, citrus, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, all blending nicely together.
Taste is mildly bitter, with roasted malts and plenty of citrus, hops, ash, well hidden alcohol, coffee.
Medium thin body, good carbonation, very dry on the palate.
The_Osprey (4164) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oct 2015 - Bottle share at the 42nd floor tasting, thanks to Kenny. 8.6%. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is plastic, light coffee. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, leafy hops, dry finish. Very enjoyable black IPA.
MarcoDL (3199) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of passion fruit and roasted malt. Flavor has lots of tropical fruit, like passion fruit and citrus. Some coffee and licorice as well. Strong taste, like it. Good beer.
MonsterMagnet (749) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours black with a tan head. Grass, dark chocolate, spruce, tree bark, coffee, bitter orange peel, quite herbal. Light sweet, quite bitter, oily texture, average carbonation, lingering finish. Good stuff.
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8th October 2015
42nd Floor Tasting. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Airy palate, modest fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts, touch of mild cream. Mild hop skunk. Little dark fruits. Mellow pine. Light dry finish. Decent but it’s smaller brother is better.
mR_fr0g (6474) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 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. Hazed caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting mid tan head. Coffee bean, black malt, and a little salt on the nose. Flavour is bitter black roast, coffee, and dark choc, pine hop. Palate is medium full, moderate carbonation, little sticky. Good black ipa
Scopey (9998) - 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 Mr Kenny. Consumed at the 42nd floor tasting. It pours opaque darkest brown with a thick tan head. The nose is toasty, earthy, charred wood, sticky orange, Irn Bru and burnt cake. The taste is smooth, yet bitter, toasty, charred wood, rocky road, umami character and citrus peel with a bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad at all.
Benzai (11307) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Opaque black color, full sized beige head. Aroma is malts, lightly roast, grassy hops. Taste malts, roasted malts, nice hoppyness, grassy hops, pretty bitter, malt bitter and hop bitter nicely blended together. Medium body and carbonation. A fine Black IPA. Well done!
teorn88 (4686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at the 42nd level tasting, London. Thanks to Ken for yet another CDA tick. It pours a black color with large beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel. Taste is roasty and bitter with orange and coffee. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, good