DrSilverworm (6022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Best before notched 03/2015. Lot A. Dark chocolate, some dark fruit up front. Smoke. Earthy, kind of piney hop. Moderate sweet taste. Moderate bitter. Very dark red color. Appears brown/black from a distance. Hazy. Beautiful thin off-white / khaki head, that leaves great, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Some coffee flavors in the malt profile, and some good cake-like doughiness. Dark fruit, dark chococolate. Solid, interesting assertive black IPA. Big potent bitter/sweet taste. Slight hint of an alcohol edge at the end.
PeatyPete (361) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gollem’s tasting room. Dark almost black color with beautiful creamy head. Fruity armoma with roasted malt and chocolate. Taste roasted malt taste with hop bitterness. In between surprising flavors like grapefruit and sweet notes.
spacecube (760) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has chocolate, roasty malt, pithy citrus zestiness with a light smoky woodiness. Finish is balanced, leaves traces of sweet orange tang and roasted nut. Carbonation average to lively and lasts well. Really well done black IPA
Niall73 (1403) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Northcote Drafthouse. Pours a dark reddy brown with a thin off white head. Aroma has dark fruit, red berries, some caramel, some toast. Medium body, medium carbonation. There's prunes, light treacle, pine, lemon, light woodiness, grapefruit. Nice bitter finish. Good.
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Zakoon (16) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with creamy beige head. Aroma is peach, caramel, citrus and roasted malt. Flavour is hoppy, a bit sweet and roasted coffee. Medium bitter finish.
ST247 (362) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home. Pours black with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, hops, coffee, roasted. Taste is a bit sweet, roasted coffee, fruity. Dry and medium bitter finish. Bitterness lasts a while together with a hint of coffee.
s_hartshorne (1082) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle cotteridge wines Birmingham. Black, tints of brown tan head slight lacing. Aroma is fruit chocolate roasted malts taste is same good liquorice. Nice body oily mouthfeel.
harrisoni (13280) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Reading BF 2014 drunk at home. Black beer lasting dark beige head. Some chocolate some light grapefruit hop aroma. Touch of roastiness. Quite thick in the mouth. Alcohol gives it body and some heat on the finish. For me it’s a hoppy strong stout but lacking complexity in the malts given the size of the beer. It’s not bad just a little one dimensional. Aroma drifts a bit too towards petrol.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight reddish tint to an almost black body topped with a creamy beige head. Aroma is good, coffee, tobacco, roasted malts, hops. Flavour is quite heavy roasted malts some hop bitterness comes through in the finish. Pretty good.
Melkart (268) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It does not smell or taste strong and full of hop as most black Ipas do. It is balanced, medium body.