BeerBaboon (1955) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer. Delicious aroma of exotic fruits and roasted malt. Flavour is fruity, bitter and roasted. Delicious.
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 330ml. Vaso de ˝ Pinta. Saboreada en dic´11. Negro intense. Corona beige, de burbuja pequeńa. Buena retención y copos en las paredes. Aromas con matices de chocolate, pino, lúpulos amargos y maltas tostadas. Los sabores son los esperados a partir del aroma. Agradable paladar malteado a pesar del contundente amargor. Cuerpo pleno y carbonatación media. Final con sutil café. Retrogusto resinoso.
330ml bottle. ˝ Pint glass. Enjoyed on dec´11. Black color. Beige,small size bubbled, crown. Good retention & spotty sides. Hints of chocolate, pine, bitter hops & toasted malts to the nose. Flavors as expected from the aromas. Pleasant malty palate despite sharp bitterness. Full body, medium carbonation. Subtle coffee finish. Resiny aftertaste.
jgb9348 (5612) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep dark cola coloured body, not fully black, at about 75% opaque with a very thin, oily tan head - not good looking, really. Aroma of roasted malt, earth, licorice, mushrooms and a bit of hops - not much though. Medium to Full-bodied; Meaty, full earthy flavour with a lot of Worcestershire sauce flavours, some soy sauce, some roasted malt and a touch of hop bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows some caramel and toffee, but the overwhelming earthy and meaty flavours just show too much. Overall, not such a great beer, especially for the style. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods (Bowery) in New York, New York on 25-November-2011 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Washington on 11-April-2012.
Nisse666 (6164) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle cons 2012-03-08 Göteborg
Ar: smokey, earthy, chocolate, coffey, black berries, mullberries, vodka
Ap: cloudy deep darkbrown, beige head
F: low carbonation, thick brown syrup, soya, coffey
ClubGonzo (5406) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from EtreGourmet webshop, shared with tmrmwel and a bunch of people in VANŘ Bergen. Pours a deep brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is very faint, some malty tones only. Taste is roasty coffee notes, dark malts and hints of burnt rubber. Where are the hops? The aroma? The flavor? Black IPA? This is just kinda dull. Not bad, just dull.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thin and black (duh) witha small off white head. Nose is not to bitter smelling. Chocolate, caramel, coffee, walnuts and a little grass. Taste is sweet. To sweet. Bitter comes through on the finish but it's to little to late. I think this may be an older bottle or a mishandled one because of come to expect a lot from this brewery. However it still tastes good, just not on par for the style. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, light bodies with a long aftertaste.
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Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: An ordinary not-so-hoppy roasted black IPA. Slightly below average
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed relatively fresh approximately 2 months after buying in an Amsterman store.
The look: Near black body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose has a medium hops presence (typical citrus and pine needles), notes of brownies cake and a tiny bit of smoke. Taste is medium roasted, roasted smoked almonds, some chocolate, yeast. Overall dirty sensation. Body is a bit light a foamy. Juicy fruity hops in finish with some green pine needles. Nothing bad about this beer but overall I thought this was a rather ordinary offering. I was disappointed by this beer, and I hate when I open a bottle of beer and exclaim “Ah shit! I should have opened something else!” and the person next to me is all "Please, show some respect to your dead aunt, you’re ruining the funeral.”
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Very dark brown beer, nice beige and fine head, sticking to the glass. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and sipy hops. Bittersweet mouth, rich and unctuous, powerfull notes of coffee, roasted malt, average bitterness, black fruits and dry fruits, licorice. Bitterness of resin and roast for an ample and long finale. Trend Porter-Stout.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on March 8, 2012
Pours black with off white head. Lots of roasty coffee and black licorice in the nose along with some herbal hops. Coffee, grain, and herbal hop flavor. Full mouthfeel, lots of hop bitterness and a little licorice on the finish.
bvc (1239) - Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at naked city, listed at 11%. Almost black, yet brown with little head appearance. Watered down coffee and thick fudge backing...touch of hop infused grainy alcohol undertones. Mildly sticky and creamy lower carbonated body. Piney coffee flavor up front, sweet fudgey chocolate, inky, touch of alkaline...fades into a sweet patent malt hoppy finish with a boozey dish waterr backing. As a black ipa, whatever the fuck that is, above average. As a hoppy dark strong beer, it is a little thin and under attenuated.