ngunity (68) - - SEP 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Not sure if it was a bit off; smelled very strongly of dark berries and visible sediment in glass. Tasted better than it smelled but still unbalanced malty purple grape taste
janubio (556) - SPAIN - SEP 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colour, with a brown head that does not last. Almost no lace. Is it me, or it smells as indian ink?, Well, first impression passes, there’s resine, dark fruits and caramel. Too much carbonation. Taste of resines, caramel and dark fruits. Not my favourite Emmelisse.
Gerbeer (2451) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old 330 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with light head. Aroma of fruity pine, dark sugar, and lightly roasted malts. Flavors of dark fruit, pine, and sweet malts with a long bitter finish,
MarkoNm (1804) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost completely black and covered by a large and long lasting beige head. Amazing tropical fruits aroma, lots if sweet fruits. Some very gentle roasty aroma later on. Muld chocolate in the taste at first, fruity presence wirh very fine and lingering hoppy bitterness. Delicious.
Patdelichte (79) - - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooi donker bier met een mooie caramelkleurige schuimkraag. Perfecte bittere nasmaak die niet te sterk is maar lekker lang blijft hangen. Neigt wat naar caramel en drinkt lekker makkelijk weg.
ineedbeer (1310) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle courtesy of my Summer Secret Santa.
Aroma is moderately malty with a lot of toasted bread and cracker with lighter caramel and toffee. Some medium light raisin notes. Moderately strong hop aromas with a lot of grapefruit and woodsy, resin notes. A hint of alcohol.
Pours a murky, dark brown with a touch of a red hue and a medium large, thick, dark tan head. Moderate lacing with medium length legs.
Flavor is slightly sweet with a bit more sweetness mid palate. Moderate toasted bread and cracker malt notes with lighter caramel and raisin. Medium high to high bitterness with a bit of alcohol spice. Moderate hop notes, mostly woody but also some light grapefruit and pine resin. A bit of a floral character.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a decent IPA though I don’t think it is really a black IPA so much as a brown one. Hops are very European, but I think that works with the darker malt notes.
Rjen (49) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black brown with a long lasting off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, roasted malt, pine and coffee. Taste is bitter and light sweet with a long finish.
hrabren (311) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
0.33 bottle from Pivoljub, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Pitch black with ruby tint, strong beige head, leaving lacing. Blueberry yoghurt, tobacco, roast and soy sauce. Predominantly fruity, roasty background. Strong bitter kick, heavily hopped, develops a malty and roasty taste, quite sweet, with an aromatic finish. Heavy and serious. No joke, great IBLA.
Franksv6 (614) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Emelisse Kamperland. Unclear black ipa beer with a white head. Taste is some nice bitter hops, dark malts, fruity, citrus and some caramel. Nice bitter afthertaste.
rouhlas (1465) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty and hoppy aroma, licorice, bready, fruity and piney. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation