MonsterMagnet (948) - 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 (20700) - , 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 (7795) - 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 (11343) - 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 (12156) - 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 (5581) - 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
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenny. Pours mostly clear brown with a frothy beige head. Rich meaty dark malts, roast, cocoa, earth. Medium sweet flavor, lots of burnt cedar, baking cocoa, roast, scorched earth. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming finish, more cocoa, earth, light burnt pine resin. Not bad.
SinH4 (2066) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with beige head. Aroma has lots of coffee, a bit fruity hops. Taste is coffee, fruity, hoppy, dry bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel. Very good!
michael_bb (36) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of earth, olives and pine. The presence of roasted malt is overwhelming, to the point that the alcohol is quite mild despite its abv. Taste is bitter, bitter and bitter. Not much to it. Thick in texture with a long finish. Good beer I guess, I have no objections... but it’s pretty simple. Liquid roasted malt, that’s what it is.
Bosbouw (2457) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donkere chocolade, bruine kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt hop, fruitig, chocolade, vanille. Smaakt hop, fruitig, chocolade, koffie.