shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a glossy black with a nice mocha head of foam that crowns the goblet I have poured it into. As the head recedes, it leaves behind a sticky tan lacing. The aroma is lots of roast and some hop bitterness. That is a lot of bitterness between the two. The flavors come together nicely - and donít clash with one another the way that some black-IPAs do. The finish is also profoundly bitter, which gives this beer some separation from other beers of the type. A nice demonstration of brewing and blending skill.
Beerhammaren (1288) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.33l bottle @Harryís
Pours black with low head. Aroma is liquorice, grape fruits, dark malts, coffee, chocolate,
Flavor is alcohol, roasted malts, caramel notes, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, whisky notes, roasted malts and hops. Some pine.
Klimaet (577) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Fermentoren. Pours dark brown blackish with reddish hues. Aromas of licorice, some roast, light coffee, pretty fruity and has some malty and hoppy notes. Taste is pretty roasty, chocolate, licorice, light smoke, dry wood, hops, some malty notes with a pretty sweet, roasty and dry finish.
c1raider (67) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely complex, fruity, floral, malty, coffee, caramel, carbonation, hops, dry. I enjoy a black and tan as a porter/IPA but this is completely mixed so there is not flavor continuum here to enjoy. I think Iíd like these beers separate better.
matbli (115) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 330ml, pitch black with beige head, that is falling quite fast. Aroma is very stoutish and sweet with notes of milk chocolate, vanilla beans and roasted malt. On the other hand the taste is closer to an IPA with some deep going bitterness and medium sweetness. The finish is ashy with a long lasting bitterness of strongly roasted or even burned malt. Alcohol is good hidden.In general not bad, but body could be fuller. The burned afertaste is quite disturbing and I got the impression of eating an ashtray.
as297 (6) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great pour and good color. Little too strong to begin with and becomes smooth in the end.
aroma of roasted grains and the hoppy aroma is not very apparent
valpoaj (661) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap Pour - Black..minimal head - looks fierce. Admittedly, I didnít read the description as well as I should have before imbibing this one...but it came through. More imperial stout than IPA on the nose, there is an underlying bitterness to the sweet, sugary malt...some coffee and vanilla notes as well. Flavor is pretty awesome - coffee notes with vanilla-heavy stout, good level of bitterness provides a great backbone to the heavy malt. Palate is medium-heavy bodied, but quite easy drinking, and the ABV is well hidden. Another encounter with this brewery and another solid win...great stuff, even if it doesnít necessarily conform to the Black IPA moniker applied here.
Jeffsayyes (45) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More intense than expected, im going to wait a bit til i drive home. Bitter ipa shows through. Am now interested in anything evil twin. At keg no 229.
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alassio (78) - USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The creamy richness of this brew is hard to match - - then comes roasty sweetness countered and enhanced by pings and pangs of pretty, but still assertive hops. To quote Matthew Arnold, itís "a darkling plain swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, where ignorant armies clash by night" but the armies are a pitched battle between frothy rich sweet warm stout and lovely strong hops - - and the brewer is definitely not ignorant. The mouthfeel alone is stratospheric. Note: I did drink this at room temperature and I can recommend the same.
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good smokey flavor acrid with more than moderate body and imperial flavor moderated by some ipa. it is the quisen, quisentential aw fuck it itís the best goddamn black and tan i ver... ever even imagined.