jgb9348 (5557) - 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.
ruigo (2142) - PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Deep brownish black colour with a nice tan head. Roast, dark chocolate, cocoa, citrus and light pine in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is medium bitter with cocoa and citrus notes. Overall, a good beer.
andniz (130) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at De Pintelier
Great aroma of tropical fruits (mostly mango), with hints of citrus fruits and resin.
Fairly high bitterness, very little roast in the flavor. Rather dry.
Echon (329) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Heavy spicy and piney hop aroma. Full malty flavour with some roasted character in addition to the hops. Liquorice notes. Sweet taste with medium bitterness. Full-bodied, with a soft texture. Overall, a great black IPA. I love IPAs with a malt character that matches the hops. This is bordering on a very hoppy stout.
Ulysse (411) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bread dough yeast whiff or of the bottle. Aroma in the glass is sweet and olive like. Almost no head. First in the mouth is sweet and alcoholic. Felt like a barley wine. Middle is bitter but not over the top. Roasting is last and lasting. Overall is rather rich and full on.
Marduk (6011) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Almost black color. Medium size, tan head, stays. Roast, dark chocolate, cocoa, sweetish and roast in aroma. Cocoa, sweet, nice roast in taste. Nice roast and cocoa beans in aftertaste. Bit oily. Nice medium bitterness. Full body. More of a hoppy stout. Excellent brew.
martjoobolut (2813) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at koht. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roast, citrus, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt, coffee, citrus. Finish is roast-coffee bitter. Alcohol is very well covered. Overall: very good.
Rask0lnikov (623) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Koht. Dark brown colour. Modest beige head. Fruits, citrusses, hints of coffee beans and hints of cocoa in the aroma. Fruity at first. Roasted malts. Hints of chocolate, bitterness, citrusses in the middle. Fruitiness, slight sweetness in the end. Slight alcohol in the aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, mrdium carbonated, quite good black IPA.
nihtila (2747) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, beige head. Nose is sweetish liquorice, hops, roast, chocolate. Tastes very bitter, grapefruit, liquorice, roadted malts. Dryish bitter finish.
ArtificialCyst (413) - 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 (553) - 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.