madmitch76 (21202) - , 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.
Leighton (17767) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (16227) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Vices et Versa, Montreal - 03/03/12.
Dark black with a decent beige head.
Floral hops on the nose, some herb/spice.
Hop forward in flavour with a roasted malt backbone with a little pepper/chocolate in the mix.
Medium bodied, little carbonation, well balanced with a moderate to dry finish.
argo0 (12924) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Small beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some pine, cocoa, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, grapefruit/pine, some cocoa, light smoke. Medium body, some resin, stickiness.
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours jet black with a medium foamy light brown / tan head. Aroma is extremely roasty and harshly hoppy, with deep dark roasted malts, intense dry hops, and some burnt espresso notes. Flavour is extremely intense, with extremely darkly roasted malt, palate-scorching hops, and dry cocoa. Intensely hoppy and bitter, with a very dry palate. Robust flavour profile all around - nothing subtle here. The regular Dunham Black IPA is intense already (and excellent), and this Imperial version just amplifies it. It seems a first that this is on the border of being too harsh, but becomes more easily drinkable the more you have. This is most definitely excellent, but probably only for serious, extreme hopheads like myself.
Benzai (12580) - 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!
Lubiere (12553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark black IPA with a thin creamy and lacing very dark brown head. In aroma, a smooth bitter chocolate with resinous hops, grassy and smooth. In mouth, a smooth nutty chocolate malt with resinous hops, bitter throughout, oily mouthfeel, roasted coffee in finale. On tap at Vices et Versa, Feb. 10 2012.
bierkoning (12035) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black. Malt, roast, citrus and licorice in the aroma. Malty sweetish roasty Peppery flavor. Hints of licorice. Very well carbonated. Citrus. Grassy hops. Dry finish.
Scopey (11759) - 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.
Sammy (10752) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not your conventional black ipa. Deep deep roast. Big roast wafting aroma. Big black colour with thick mocha foamy head and lace. Its hoppy for sure, but its also roasty. Hence the imperial tital. Above average mouthfeel, with a bit of near-astringency at the end of the bottle. From Veux-tu.