hobsch (408) - Cologne, - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.33l from Marlou Zonhoven. Pours black with beige head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is cassis, tart. Taste is also Cassis, bitter touch, dry and tart. Great stuff. Even better than the regular excalibur ipa.
Mainuh_man (37) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33L bottle. Pours black with a relatively small, tan head. Super nice hop aroma. Spruce, resin, herbs and overripe fruit (almost like childs antibiotic amoxicillin). Beer is almost immediately bitter, with only the slightest amount of malt..Citrus and herby hops linger, and roasted malt bitterness is added to this. Not much malt to balance this one off. Sharp but minimal carbonation, with a medium body and slick mouthfeel. Overall, really amazing hop aroma, but not very good hop or malt flavor, and bitterness really dominates. A fairly unidimensional beer.
thewolf (11097) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ Hopduvel, Belgium. Pours deep brown to black with a small, staying, creamy beige head. Aroma has citrus, mild raisins, roasted malts. Medium carbonation, very dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts, citrus hops, mild chocolate. Good roasted bitter finish.
Kr1zz (74) - - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Prik & Tik Marlou Zonhoven.
Caramel aroma and a touch of black chocolade and tropic fruit.
My first black IPA and it didn’ disappoint me.
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized dark brownish yellow beige colored foamy head on top of a black beer.
Aromas of roast, hops, chocolate, some coffee, some liquorice, citrus, light spicy and some pine.
Flavours of roast, hops, some chocolate and some lighter liquorice tones, floral tones, bitters, citrus, light citrus tarty tone, pine, grass and herbs. Good bitter roasty cotrus tones!
Aftertaste is a mix of malt roast, some chocolate, some coffee, herbs, bitters and some grassy tones.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller bodied and a creamy texture.
Basic BIPA, or at least what and BIPA should be like! This one is balanced and easy drinkable! And good on all fronts! Very nice!
Theydon_Bois (7895) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to the king of Croydon, 27/03/14.
Light black with a moderate faded tan swirl.
Nose is jammy berry fruits, Ribena berry, subtle hop bill, pine, light roast.
Taste comprises light roast, Ribena berry tang, earthy hops, pinch of spice, light smoke and roast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough CDA..
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours dark brown with a creamy, khaki head. Burnt leaves and pine in the nose, a bit of toasted bread, grapes. Medium sweet flavor with gummy candies, grapes, bread, subtle roast and chocolate. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more ripe, dark fruits, berries, grapes, light cocoa. Fairly tasty though a bit one-dimensional.
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Bottle shared at Bruce’s. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roast, toast, earth, lemon peel, chocolate, charred wood, berry and yoghurt. The taste is bitter, acidic, dark fruit, raisin, cherry, charcoal, toast and coffee grinds with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not a whole lot of depth to it. So-so black IPA.
EddyBeer1 (832) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Noire légèrement rougeâtre, effervescence moyenne, col brun clair fin. Malts caramel légèrement grillés, houblons qui donnent un fruité principalement orangé ainsi qu’une petite amertume herbacée. Pas mal, pas mal!
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared with yves on beerpartimonium 2014 black colored body with an off white head and a spicy yeast hops aroma a spicy yeast hops malt bitter taste with a bitter finish
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with Wim at bierpatrimonium 2014. Black colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Hopped aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is spicy hopped fruity.