Unde (579) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown colour with big fluffy head with lots of lacing, looks stunning. Aroma has red berries, tropical fruits, maybe mango? Taste continues with the same recipe, there is grapefruit, tropical sweeter fruits, red berries and again mango. Medium body and high carbonation. Still I wonder where is the ’black’ in my Black IPA?
mikske79 (1302) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
Net zoals de andere van emelisse die ik al geprobeerd heb vind ik dit ook absoluut niet lekker.
dnicolaescu (1279) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33 CL from dcmchew. Thanks!
Look: almost black with red highlights, beige frothy head.
Aroma: mostly hops - citrus, tropical fruit, gooseberry.
Taste: hops as well - citrus, sweet and tart fruit, solid clean hop bitterness. Not much black malts here.
Hugi (463) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black and opaque, full tanned head. Fruity aroma (oranges, mango) but a bit musty. Crisp and fruity taste. Bitter finish, a bit roastiness in the end. Full body.
RussianDragon (574) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso Old Town. Pours an opaque dark brown with lingering beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and subdued hop bitterness. Flavor is same with an overall sweet malty character and mild citrusy hops. Medium bodied, active carbonation, and a bitter finish.
Moolesen (320) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a nice foamy beige head. Aroma of tar, citrus and fresh hops. Very nice rich taste which compliments the aroma. Smooth and lengthy finish.
superspak (3397) - Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/2015. Pours hazy very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and roasted malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Black IPA. All around good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and roasted malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
oqnid (103) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
6 août '13
-->Black IPA noire, 8%, 330ml
-couleur Rootbeer aux reflets auburn; mousse mince, beige
-nez caramel, café (toffee), torréfaction, notes d'alcool
-entrée veloutée, café, mocha (toffee)
-ronde et copieuse
-% ressenti mais approprié
-amertume de café (telle une Imp Stout)
-finale vanille/choco, café mocha; amertume persistante (café)
via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kaser (4065) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour from bottle at club wakonda. Black with bubbly small off white head. Rotten graham cracker malty and oily aroma. I hope I have an old or battered one. The ratings made thirsty for this and yet I sit here in horror each sip.
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with brian sara..n pals at deck club w bar... Black pour with brown heaf...potent taste