kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour from bottle at club wakonda. Black with bubbly small off white head. Rotten graham cracker malty and oily aroma. I hope I have an old or battered one. The ratings made thirsty for this and yet I sit here in horror each sip.
boozedude (1790) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with brian sara..n pals at deck club w bar... Black pour with brown heaf...potent taste
Shark_Pants (184) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost pitch black with a 2 finger beige head. Aromas of grapefruit and heavy malts with some dark chocolate. Tastes is as the smell suggests, with a lingering bitterness at the back end. Medium bodied. Black IPAs aren?t normally my thing but this isn?t too bad.
rhyshewer (71) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Toffee, Caramel, Mango
Appearance: Black with ruby edges. Medium off-white head.
Taste: Alcohol, slight astringency, slight sourness.
Palate: Medium body, slightly creamy texture, soft carbonation and a hot, bitter finish.
Overall: Smells lovely, taste doesn’t match; overpowered and under flavoured.
Calisky (719) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur brune sombre, petite mousse beige. Nez houblonné sapin citron, notes café malté. Gout chocolat noir, malt un peu grillé et houblonné sapin avec zeste agrume amer. Bonne amertume en fin de bouche et Bière douce en bouche. Un délice!
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A very dark brown-black beer with tart red fruit and citrus flavours, roasted coffee notes followed by a creamy pine finish. Excellent!
Sjohnh (163) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark coca cola coloured with a hint of red coming through when poured, settling down to a hazy dark brown. Big cappuccino coloured head, medium bodied, not too much carbonation. Aroma is a really good blend of fruity hops. Once in the mouth, it’s sweet but the subtlety of the fruit flavours is somewhat buried beneath the bitterness that follows.
gegwilson (1164) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Pours black with a decent cream head. Initially spicy hop notes are prominent before pine and tropical fruit. Nice and bitter. The roasted notes of chocolate and coffee could come through a bit more, but this is still a fine beer.
danlo (1166) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beautiful Beers. Dark brown-black amber colour, foamy off-white head leaving some lacing and aroma of malt, smoke, coffee, fruity hoppy. Taste is roasted malt caramel, coffee, bread with berry fruits & grapefruit hop earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, light carbonation, roasted grassy dry bitter finish. Very drinkable Black IPA.
Geiserich (3385) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Intensive malty and sweet aroma. Licorice, hints of plums. Very sweet, candy flavor with intensive notes of licorice, beet sugar, and caramel. Bitter hops in the end.