czar (3288) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(clearly a tick - home-blending it although it is suggested onto label - will re-rate eventually and compare both) unclear dark brown with a small light beige head, some retention. burnt caramel and nuts - minus ashes and mineral from yin component, still very roasted, spicy and lightly piney hops. soft carbonation, medium body, medium long piney-citrusy slightly harsh finish. more like a hoppy bw than a black ipa - whatever. it is good but not better than the sum of its parts.
Beer4000 (4114) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. A dark amber body with a big, creamy beige head. Aroma has citric fruit, light roasted malt, liquorices, pine and dark chocolate. Flavour is sweet malt, moderate roasted, quite bitter, citric fruity, pine and liquorices. Both aroma and flavour is basically a combination of the two basic beers. Fine body and good aftertaste. Fine balance, pleasant to drink and dangerously well hidden alcohol.
BoostIPA (976) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very think and clear ruby red cola color with a huge head that fades quickly. Looks like Pepsi. Aromas of dark fruit bread, some light roast. Taste is slightly sweet, rum like, low bitterness. Low carbonation. Meh. Not worth the money.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma of cheesy hops, peach, chocolate and malt. Flavor is sweet and malty with some bitterness, peach, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body, average carbonation.
Reynolds314 (1887) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a bit intense and really piney and really bitter with huge oily mouthfeel. Just doesnt seem right to me. Heavy handed and harsh.
Ernesto987 (3040) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very big and roasty and ashy beer, decent but no real tasty flavors. Its lane and forgettable
hopbomber (134) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apparently a homage to Black and Tan ? I dunno. Anyway, this is a meaty brew massive hops with a malty barley wine taste this is complex shit. Quite creamy and cheesy very alesmith esque a lovely brew at a good abv
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color with a tan head. Nose is predominantly roasted malt, bu there are some decent hop notes. Flowers, citrus peel, and pine are the most notable. Decently sweet caramel and toffee notes. Roasted malt flavor and bitterness, pine bitterness, too. Citrus peel, floral notes, and a light herbal quality. A touch of coffee and some sweet caramel malt.
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
An attempt to make a CDA Cascadian Dark Ale, but it misses its mark. Other name for CDA is Black IPA. This CDA seems somewhat thick and there is a syrupy texture similar to many Scotch ales. The hops mostly present as bitterness- not fresh, piney or floral. The bitter lingers and dominates the finish. The malts -not much personality like lager malts, burnt. Slight woody nose, nice light brown creamy head that slowly dissipates.
Holmen1 (1717) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske fra Ølbutikken: en herlig, trøstet og mørk aroma. Hørt lysebrunt skum som kleber seg til glasset. Fantastisk kompleks men samtidig myk og smigrende smak, og de 11, 1% merkes først i mageen. Mørk (70%) sjokolade, deilig espresso og diskrete humler går opp i en høyere enhet. Størst magefølelse, og ettersmaken vil ingen ende ta. Voj voj!