rouhlas (1769) - GREECE - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty and hoppy aroma, chocolate, coffee, grassy, pine. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Idiosynkrasie (5335) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, average to huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, ochre-ish brown head. Chocolately and slightly roasty, dark malty aroma, notes of espresso, hints of molasses, treacle, a touch of cocoa, some liquorice spiciness, relatively cautious, resinous hoppy overtones with hints of grapefruit. Taste is bitter, roasty dark malty, chocolately, notes of espresso and mocha, a touch of treacle and liquorice, citrusy fruity hoppy notes of orange, mandarine and grapefruit; oily texture, soft and smooth palate. Very chocolately, malt accentuated Black IPA. Yummy!
olio (8206) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle (8% abv).
Pours black color with a medium sized beige head. Chocolaty aroma, roasty, malty and quite hoppy, slightly fruity also. Flavor has roasted malts, licorice, dark cocoa, orange and subtle red berry notes, there’s a fair amount of hops too. Very bitter and dry palate, sweetish chocolaty finish. A bit rough around the edges, decent still.
ElManana (1307) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Gents Bierfestival. Roast, bitter, sweet candy, malty. For a Black IPA this needs much more hops and exotic fruits.
Patjeadam (129) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow really amazing and balanced black ipa. From the first smell which forebodes the roasty goodness with piney and resiny fruits to the lasting aftertaste with bitter chocolate and pineapple. The bitterness is really perfect. It leaves your mouth watering for more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)
Bierridder_S (411) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22/08/2015 – sample (bottle) @ Gents Bierfestival shared with JorisPPattyn, Sebletitje, 77ships & PriorL
Dark brown with beige head. Roast, coffee, hops bitter, some sweetness. Not bad, but far from the best one I already had
JefVerstraete (2305) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Gents Bierfestival 2015. Dark brown colour, very nice layer of beige foam. Medium carbonation. Lots of roasted malts, coffee with bitter grassy hoppy finish. Full body but easy drinkable. Very good BIPA!
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Thx! for sharing) Sampled draft @ Gents Bierfestival 2015. Tasted pretty much the same as “Eem / Pampus Dark Hops” to me. Dark brown / black, dark mocha head. Nose is sweetish, bitter roast, candy, sugar, sweetness dominates a bit too much for the style in my opinion. Taste is herbal bitter, light licorice, plenty of candy, sugar & malt sweetness. Body is a bit syrupy. Decent but I would expect more hops from this style & less sweetness. Okay ‘though for sure.
Earlier Rating: 8/23/2015 Total Score: 3.7
(Thx! for sharing) Sampled @ Gents Bierfestival 2015. Dark brown, thick mocha head. Nose is bitter roast, sweetness dominates here, some sugar & candy, weaker hops than expected. Taste is herbal with some roast, sugar, some grape, licorice, lightly herbal, creamy,… Decent but little hops for a BIPA. Expected a bit more here to be honest.
Alengrin (3684) - BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dutch BIPA with creamy, stable, light yellowish beige head and very dark burgundy colour bordering on black. Lovely, fragrant aroma of pine resin, coffee, grapefruit, walnut, baker’s chocolate, toasted bread, orange peel. Dried fruits in the mouth, blue plum, very nutty and caramelly, smooth, with a chocolatey edge; roasted bitterishness comes in the end and lends a juicy malt quality to the finish, expectedly paired with an aromatic, peppery, piney and citrus-peel like hop bitterness lasting quite long. This finds itself on the maltier side of the style, but it has complexity, balance and elegance galore - I love BIPAs and this is probably the best Dutch one I had so far.
TET (2261) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer, a head is small and brown. Aroma has coffee and chocolate, some pine and fruits. Taste has coffee and roastiness, liqurice, the hops are more noticable and in the aroma and the bitterness is at least medium, pine. Long and hoppy end. Medium bodied, low carbonation. OK, good bitterness.