PeatyPete (392) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gollemís 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 (892) - 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 (1834) - 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 (55) - 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 (386) - 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 (1505) - 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 (13848) - 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 itís a hoppy strong stout but lacking complexity in the malts given the size of the beer. Itís 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 (316) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle pours with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a tall eventually kind of lumpy tan head that leaves behind clumpy lacing. The aroma offers up modestly dark roasted malts, bakers chocolate, a mineral note and then a vague fruitiness. The taste delights, oh my. I get a playful rich mix of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, earthy dark colored tobacco leaves, earthy black tea, dark chocolate and earthy rich dark roasted coffee. All this big yummy darkness slides quickly into a rapidly growing bitter hoppiness thatís grapefruit and clementine and then a mix of bitter pine and bitter floral hops. Every once in a while the flavor hops peak through and thereís a wedge of clementine, a sweet grapefruit note and then some floral hops. This is full big bitter roasty and has wafer thin moments of juicy fruity hoppiness. It ends with dark roasted malts, burnt malts and dark roasted coffee as well as lingering hop bitterness. This is working for me. Nice one.