Saeglopur (1612) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Black body, with a medium, dense, coffee-colored head.
Aroma of chocolate, orange, citrus, biscuit, some coffee, some pine.
Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, citrus, orange, resin, some pine, cocoa, some liquorice, slight tobacco.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes roasty, bitter, zesty, a bit resinous, with cocoa, coffee, liquorice, some tobacco.
Very nice. I was expecting even a bit more, but still an enioyable BIPA, with all the typical elements of this style. Maybe not the most unique one, not among the best style examples I’ve had.
Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle at home shared with Saeglopur. According to the Importers Sticker bottled on 27.04.2015. black color, small dark coffee-colored head. smells coffee, licorice, a bit musty, creamy, cocoa powder, not too much noticeable anymore of the hops on the smell, a bit medical. still good smell though. full body, medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of licorice, coffee, bit citric, some ash, a bit pukeish, coffee grounds, toasted malts, some roast, a bit soapy, medical. finishes rather roasty with notes of coffee and licorice and a bit medical. good stuff, tastes a bit oldish / medical though, probably would have been better fresh, still quite drinkable though.
ShivanDragon (3109) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
zwart met schuimige bruine kraag. aroma van karton, mout, chocolade, carmel, gebrande mout, geroosterde mout, laurier en drop. smaken zijn matig/redelijk zoet, redelijk bitter, licht zuur, sterk, matig fruitig, citrus, hoppig, geroosterde mout, redelijk kruidig van veel laurier, zoethout, koffie, mocca, caramel, droppig. chocolade, droog. redelijke body, glad en iets poederachtig van textuur, lage co2, lange bittere afdronk.
mile (3761) - 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 (4538) - 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 (5561) - 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 (3794) - 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 (1049) - 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 (21235) - , 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 (8295) - 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