gdt (6) - - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from cafe frape. Pours black with almost no head. The nose has leather, caramel, and coffee. Mouth is hops, coffee and roasted chestnuts. The finish is bitter but not dry. Good beer.
Moolesen (191) - 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 (2562) - 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 (76) - 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 (2625) - 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 (1747) - 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
Shark_Pants (168) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost pitch black with a 2 finger beige head. Aromas of grapefruit and heavy malts with some dark chocolate. Tastes is as the smell suggests, with a lingering bitterness at the back end. Medium bodied. Black IPAs aren?t normally my thing but this isn?t too bad.
rhyshewer (70) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Toffee, Caramel, Mango
Appearance: Black with ruby edges. Medium off-white head.
Taste: Alcohol, slight astringency, slight sourness.
Palate: Medium body, slightly creamy texture, soft carbonation and a hot, bitter finish.
Overall: Smells lovely, taste doesn’t match; overpowered and under flavoured.
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur brune sombre, petite mousse beige. Nez houblonné sapin citron, notes café malté. Gout chocolat noir, malt un peu grillé et houblonné sapin avec zeste agrume amer. Bonne amertume en fin de bouche et Bière douce en bouche. Un délice!
zacgillbanks (2264) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A very dark brown-black beer with tart red fruit and citrus flavours, roasted coffee notes followed by a creamy pine finish. Excellent!
Sjohnh (148) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark coca cola coloured with a hint of red coming through when poured, settling down to a hazy dark brown. Big cappuccino coloured head, medium bodied, not too much carbonation. Aroma is a really good blend of fruity hops. Once in the mouth, it’s sweet but the subtlety of the fruit flavours is somewhat buried beneath the bitterness that follows.