jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with thin, beige head / Nose of dark roast barley, dark fruit, and chocolate / Medium to full body, some chewiness, inky and fruity, hoppy with bitter finish / Flavors of weed, unsweetened chocolate, dark roast coffee, plum, and dark cherry / Agree, it’s a black ipa.
JanLaursen (2659) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black beer with a stable but small cappuccino-colored head. The aroma has notes of brown sugar, roasted malt, light caramel, toffee, dried fruit and fresh ripe exotic fruits like mango, grapefruit and peach. Medium to heavy sweet, smooth roasted malty. Some bitterness. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Long dry, fruity finish. A little too sweet and soft.
visionthing (2293) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at Schouskjelleren. Pours black with a begie head. Hoppy and roasty aroma with fruits and malt. Sweet, fruity and malty with a nice chocolate flavour and a hint of alcohol. Finishes quite bitter with nice aftertaste. Nice mix of IIPA and IS, but I think I prefer to drink Yin and Yang separate. (Enjoyed with Arve_Christian and Cunningham - Thanks for sharing!)(2012-08-02)
Cunningham (3908) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a beige head. Chocolate and fruity aroma. Perfect Black IPA. Licorice, chocolate, hoppy and fruity flavour.
[Bottle shared at Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri in Oslo, Norway]
Arve_Christian (2659) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 On 33cl bottle at Schouskjelleren .
Black color, some off white/ brownish foam.
Immediate fruity aromas, then leather , medium intese chocolate , licurice & some hops.
Full body & high complexity.
Solid bitter backbone
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Max’s. Pours a deep black to brown with ruby highlights under a thin beige head. Big roast, chocolate, wood. Big malt and cooca. Medium to thick bodied, huge chocolate and cooca, roast and chocolate. Big chocolate and roast. Long thick malt, big bitter grapefruit. Chocolate on the finish, long chocolate and cocoa, with a cocoa bitterness.
sonnycheeba (2927) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roast malt, milk chocolate, earthy hops, dark berries, woody notes, and licorice. Flavor is hops forward (light bitterness) with good supporting sweet malt and dark fruit esters; light smoke with a dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (8984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention and good lacing. Aroma is smoke, licorice, roast and coffee malt, earthy notes, prune and figs. Flavor is malt forward with heavy hops and medium bitterness, light smoke notes and earthy coffee with prunes and licorice and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Bragesnak (5323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and spices. Flavour with coffee, chocolate and caramel.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Murky maroon color, small tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of spiced caramel. Taste is bitter pine resin, caramel, milk chocolate. An odd combination.