Scopey (12681) - 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.
bierkoning (12561) - 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.
Sammy (11216) - 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.
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Cloudy, deep, dark brown pour with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose offers caramel, deeply roasted malts and resiny, piney hops. Medium to full-bodied with relaxed carbonation. Much like the aroma, the flavor provides caramel and burnt malts. Singed, bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of MartinT!
rosenbergh (10623) - 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.
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Camons (10432) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Johns. Pours black with creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is light and light bitter, light coffee, light licorice, fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit, light pine, light alcohol. Medium body, soft to average carbonation, lasting bitter fint with warming alcohol. 181016
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 341 ml thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on February 6, 2016 at crazy ticking evening with Thomas.
Black color with a slight hint of brwon to the very bottom of the glass. Nice brown head. Malty, roasted, some chocolate, citrus scent. Malty, resin, bitter, chocolate (dark) taste. Chocolate, slight bitter aftertaste. Fizzy fairly high CO2 mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
mR_fr0g (9514) - 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
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 My Bottom Line:
Dark chocolate-covered almonds move into caramel and conifers in this beautifully expressive Imperial Black IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces all around the blackness and its dark brown edges.
-The potent resinous hop bitterness is longlasting. It could have been softer to increase drinkability.
-I love the aromas and flavors that come from this grain bill.
-Almond skin angles are delightful.
-This can be as good as their Lapatt Robust Porter. World-class, in its category.
Bottle and on tap at Brouhaha, Vices et Versa and Hivernale des Brasseurs.
olio (9362) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle. Bottled on 27.04.2015.
Pours very dark red, practically black color with a small off-white head. Nice roasty-coffee-hoppy thing going on on the aroma here, some dark chocolate and pine also, mild grapefruits. Quite creamy and fluffy palate, roasted bitter malts, slightly burnt, some espresso, faint licorice and pine-y hops. Quite well balanced, more like a black and tan than a BIPA, very Stout-y. Would love to have this more fresh but still excellent.