jgb9348 (5522) - 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.
ArtificialCyst (403) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAY 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Quite stoutish aroma - coffee and chocolate, some hoppy notes also - resinous and citrusy. Appearance: Medium-sized creamy head, black liquid. Taste: Also quite stoutish, strong roastiness, coffee notes, some floral and citrus tastes (although quite weak), quite strong grapefruity biterness - very good quality, doesn’t linger at all, very quick. Palate: Body is medium-high, finish is dry, carbonation is low. As a BIPA should be less stoutish.
Hopverdju (466) - BELGIUM - APR 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donker bruin bijna zwart bier met beige schuim. Geur: moutzoetig, iets medicinaal, rijp fruit, kruiden en spijtig genoeg wat putjesgeur. Smaak: geroosterde moutbitterheid, hopbitter, kruidig. Niet erg in balans. Medium volmondig. Weinig koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: bitter, kruidig, droog.
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Denman Spirits, Vancouver
Dark amber color, small head. Mild malt aroma, with light fruity esters. Good body strength; more malty than roasty, moderately sweet, with an aggressive resiny hopping.
Good beer, not the expected Black IPA, rather a strong and well hopped American Amber.
Lore (1981) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep dark brown colour, huge, long lasting creamy beige head; aroma of coffee, fruity-resiny hops, cocoa powder and some earhy, maybe leather notes; taste is rather dominated by roastedness (coffee and grains) with moderate fruity-resiny hoppyness; would be perfect if the roastedness in the taste dominated less the taste...anyway, it is still good
tarmok (1068) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear almost black liquid with tan head. aroma of caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, dead hops. taste of caramel, roasted malts, heavy sweet, med bitter, light sour. med body, oily feel, long finish
mjik83 (1304) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl flesje via Het Bierhuis, Breda
Alcoholpercentage van 8%
Uitgeschonken in Keyte glas
Uiterlijk: zwart met kleine schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: hoppige neus, smaak fris hoppig, tropisch fruit, daarna gebrande mouten, koffie, bitter
Conclusie: vind hem erg fijn deze zwarte IPA
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VamboladeTolly (1346) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Misow. Pours dark deep brown with beige sticky tight head. Aroma: dead hops, floral, hay, roast, bad radish, weak coffee. Taste: roasted, coffee, grassy, slight citrus, chocolate. Medium body. bitter finish. Ok.
kajser27 (1183) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is of some chocolate, strong roasted malt, fruity and citrus moderate hops. Taste is medium sweet caramel, chocolate and strong roasted malt, medium fruity and citrus hoppy aroma, medium+ hoppy and roasted bitterness, dry finish, some alcohol and burn. Medium+ bodied, average carbonation, oily.
(bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)
DeliriumT (468) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
More of a brown ipa really. Nice mix of robust and hoppy. Not the best black ipa around but a decent example
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AnG_BrgNor (408) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of roasted malt, hops, licorice and some coffee. Taste roasted, hoppy, fruity, some coffe and some nuts. Long bitter finish. A good beer, but its not vvery complex, and the body isnt as full as hoped.