kryon (2582) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mix of Yin and Yang
Pours dark dark brown with low off white head
Aromas of dark bread, dark fruits, roasted malts, , coffee powder
Taste has nice notes of ash, dark bread, tropical fruits, roasted malts
Medium sweet, bitter, carbonation and body
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Almost black, bit transparent with creamy head. Aroma of floral and tropical fruits with roastiness. In taste sweet, hoppy, lightly roasty. Full bodied, smooth. Nice.
jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is more dominated by floral, herbal hops, with slight molasses aromas from Yin. Flavors are really interesting, oscillating back and forth between the lighter and darker flavors of Yin and Yang, but linked together by a pervading bitterness. Really good.
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUL 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark but rather transparent, with a tan medium creamy head. Hoppy, roasted, bitter orange aromas. On palate dry and bitter roasted, some orange peel, malty bready. Finish is very sweet, with a sour red fruit-prune taste, and lightly boozy. A bit awkward.
MonsterMagnet (1076) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Aroma: roast, tropical fruit, liquorice. Taste: liquorice, pine, tropical fruit, chocolate, orange, spices. Medium sweet, medium to high bitter, creamy texture, medium body, lively carbonation.
Scotty001 (481) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep dark brown, frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and toffee, quite muted. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, sweet and dry, moderately bitter.
k0mpsa (2396) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Black color, tanned head. Aroma has rich roasty malts, coffee, some fruity hoppy notes. Balanced full roasty body, coffee, licorice, hops at the end. Nice and tasty ipaish stout.
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a very dark brown with a huge fluffy khaki head with some lacing on da glass.
The aroma is mildly sweet with some chocolate and some herbal on fruity hop character. It’s got a touch of booze & some prune...but it’s chill.
The flavor is bitter enough to be labeled bracing but far from astringent, & sweet enough but far from unbalanced or cloying. It’s certainly tipped towards the Hoppier end with a big fruity & leafy hop presence with a lingering herbal bitterness. In fact the bitterness seems decidedly more hop driven than malt driven... there is a decent enough bit of roast and even a lingering sort of espresso character to it. It’s got some dark chocolate as well. Maybe because I’m expecting the stout characteristics I don’t mind them so much, but it’s funny... I normally reject big roastiness in a Black IPA (not to say that this is strictly such) but yeah somehow this seems to balance better than your typical roast heavy black IPA.
__Rb81 (628) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beertemple. Black with a beige head. Aroma of hops, chocolate, licorice, coffee. Taste is bitter sweet, hoppy, roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, bitter hoppy aftertaste with hints of chocolate. Nice.
martin00sr (2488) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with small sudsy light beige head. Aroma has chocolate, some licorice and hoppy notes. Similar flavour, big mouthfeel with strong bitter bite. Woody and fruity notes later on. Semi sticky with lasting strong coffee and piney bitterness. Good one.