Borresteijn (4135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some coffee, liquorice, pine, fruity hops. Flavour is roasted malts, fruity hops, pine, grass, some coffee and liquorice, bitter pine and grassy finish with a bit of caramel. Medium bodied, soft oily mouthfeel. A nice mellow black ipa.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, light citrus and flower. Flavour is roasted malt, grass, citrus and flower.
greenclansman (630) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 26, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first black IPA, so I was really skeptical about it.
It was not was I had in mind for a black IPA.
Black/brown color with a small but good head.
First impression on nose, a black olive paste(?)
I could taste some coffee and I was surprised by that, cause I was expecting a totally IPA experience.
Its a very good beer, but I cant say its a black IPA, based on what I know on IPAs
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2011. pours a clear and dark brown beer with a weak offwhite head. The aroma is malt and hops with grass. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with some bitterness. Overall an average beer.
Foffern (973) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a thin beige head, diminish fast. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and smoke dominate aromas and flavours. Long medium to heavy bitterness. Oily and full mouthfeel. This heavy flavoured beer contains much of everything. Power in every sip. A beer to finish off a great evening.
Hermod (2560) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, BBE 06/2013. Poured black color with a brown, lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt, lots of hops with some medicine notes. Alcohol comes through when warmer. Overall a great aroma. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, hops and dark fruits. Very bitter finish, mouthdrying. Great Black IPA. I so like this style.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, dark black pour, little head. Solid roastiness, good dose of hops. Medium bodied. The main components, roast & bitterness, feed well off each other. Pretty solid BIPA
note666 (1061) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 - 11 - 15 330ml bottle. black colour. small creme head. roasty coffee aroma. medium bitter taste. long oily palate
brugmanneke (274) - GERMANY - NOV 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Black and opaque, with a thin brown head. Aroma of heavily roasted dark malts, with a bit of liquorice, very dark chocolate and a hint of citrussy hops. Medium to heavily bitter and lightly sweet taste. Full-bodied, feels a bit sticky, carbonation is soft. Good, but less hoppy than I expect from an IPA - even a black one, especially regarding the aroma.
MaartenRF10 (1357) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Zeer donkerbruin met stevige lichtbruine kraag. Smaak veel gebrande mout, wat chocolade en daarna bittere koffie.