beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black color with a thick brown head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, toasted bread and citrusy hops. The flavor is very strong, yet incredibly well balanced, the roasted malt, toasted bread and citrusy do their job in unison, it’s reasonably dry and there’s a medium bitter finish. The body is medium with a slightly creamy texture and moderate carbonation. I expected something really good and I can’t say I’m disapointed, this is really good.
Yorker (1750) - 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 some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, herbs, liquorice, and pine - with a roasted finish.
Zakoon (317) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, earthy and a hint of pine, Flavour is light sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is long, roasted and medium bitter. .
rosenbergh (8864) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle. Thanks to Timo A!
Black color with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, milky sweetness, coffee, mild bitterness and chocolate in the aroma.
The flavor is hoppy bitterness, roasted malt, dark chocolate and ashy dryness.
Bitterness stays. Balanced and tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shoulderbroken (2884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at MLF. Very nice smell, classic black ipa, cocoa, roasty, pine, little bit of peppery spiciness. Taste is very nice too. More subtle than the aroma. Light chocolate and roast to start then the finish is hoppy, pine and citrus but with the chocolate still bubbling under. Hides the strength well.
Torrefacto (1030) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro opaco y epsuma beis uniforme y duradera. Aromas de chocolate, vainilla, tostados, pino y, más ligero, fruta naranja. Cuerpo medio- alto. Sabor inicial achocolatado que pronto deja paso a un intenso y vibrante gusto del pino y fnial de amargor tostado y resinoso.
venom666 (589) - Elche, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pith dense black color with sediments and a creamy brown head. Aroma has coffee, chocolate, pine needles and citrus, with a solid roasted malts backbone. Taste follows the aroma, very intense chocolate and coffee with strong pine and citrus characteristics. Really bitter aftertaste. Surely a solid DBIPA.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[7425-20150730] Tap. Light cola and plant aroma with a hint of friendly spices. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Boozy bitter roasted grains flavour has a burnt wood background. Full body. Good. (8-/3/8/3/16) 3.8
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
kevinsenn (1561) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Rich aroma of roasted grains, cherry, and licorice. Great taste, well balanced roasty fruity and bitter. Very good.
HKdIPA (489) - HONG KONG - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Le Marche des Brasseurs in Hull. Pitch black pour with minimal carbonation and little head. Aroma is coffee and dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, some pine hops. Taste is very bitter - coffee and roasted flavors more than hops, but there's some of that too. Rich palate but manages to stay light with the strong carbonation. Quite bitter but thought it would be way more so with 117 IBUs. Very solid example of a black IPA.
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 mL bottle. Jet black with a medium, light brown head. Awesome lacing. The aroma in very appealing - nice mix of roast and orange-y hops. Smells a little like those chocolate oranges. the flavour is not as big as the aroma would have you believe. Disappointing, but still, it’s appealing, Nice balance of the two worlds.