vincentvega72 (321) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 Zwart bier met schuimkraag die lekker aan het glas blijft plakken. Zoet aroma met geuren van banaan, anijs, zoethout en drop. Smaken van anijs, zoethout, drop, hop. Lekkere bittere en redelijk droge afdronk. Hoog kwaliteitsbier. Één van de betere black ipa’s.
Wim (3526) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Home black colored body with an off white head and a spicy roasted malt hops aroma a roasted malt hop sweet dry bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
MelvinKalksma (738) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2016
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts, orange, hops and citrus.
Turbid/opaque ruby/black beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts, orange, hops and citrus.
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The aroma is rather weak however and the beer overall could have been better.
ngunity (119) - - 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 (642) - 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 (2972) - 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 (2188) - 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 (206) - - 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 (1657) - 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 (51) - 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.