Torrefacto (516) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caoba oscuro, espuma beige. Aromas tostados, herbales y naranja. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce y tostado con final amargo, seco y resinoso. Muy rica.
lb4lb (2495) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours black, tan head. Strange smell. Like dirty feet. Wife says blueberries or plum jam. Itís like fruity feet. Taste is cardboard, roasted malt and booooze. What a disappointment. If this is as good as the style gets, no wonder Iím not crazy about it. Way too boozy. Hoppy roasty boozy. No thanks.
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 0.65l bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Clear deep dark brown in the glass with her a red hue and a small islandy and sidesticking beige top. Really minty aromas, traces of chocolate, licorice and the hops cut nicely through it all, but that mint almost reminds me a bit of toothpaste! Lovely smooth in the mouth, as smooth as they come really, and it has a soft comfortable carbonation level. Some sweetness like the one found in brown sugar, licorice, itís light herbal in a way and well hopped! Ends light warming with a dry tongue and a roasted aftertaste. Smooth! 04.05.2013
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. dark pour with thick frothy tan head. lacing. citrus, piney aroma. slightly cream bout. nicely hopped, citrus and great balance. light toasty malt. fresh. best black ipa Iíve had.
CJ_Pain (81) - Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid black IPA. Prefer a little more malt backbone in mine otherwise what's the purpose of them, just my opinion. Prefer my rye to have that sharpness to it that distinguishes it as a rye. This brew had neither the rye I prefer, frankly if it wasn't for "rye" in the name I wouldn't know it was supposed to be in there, nor the malt backbone usually present in the black ipa's. This is still a good beer without labels however not what it is billed as.
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SlimHabib (123) - California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Smooth but slightly creamy palate. Strong espresso taste that has a lingering aftertaste. A well made beer but not my preferred style.
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TXBadger (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with off-white head. Floral notes, some citrus, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate.
NeoHippie2 (938) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown almost black pour with a light tan head. Aromas of roasted malts with citrus and floral hops. Flavor is dry upfront with lots of citrus/floral hop notes balanced by a nice roasty malt backbone. Very well balanced. This makes me rethink Black IPAs altogether. Solid brew.
BrewGoblin (260) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like watching a lion fighting a bear, the only winner is you. Like both beasts, this B.R.I.P.A. is bold, roaring with flavour and not for the faint of heart to tackle. I would even add the moniker "Imperial" to the title of this heavyweight but then itíd be absolute madness to rhyme itís name off. A full/medium hulk whose colour has seen itís share of midnights, topped off with a big frothy tan head and a chewy yet carbonated muscle tone. Taste and smells of peppery rye spice, leather, burnt wood, caramel, dark toasted bread, molasses and cocoa. The rye really kicks this up a notch, not that it needed it. Light background floral and citrus hops keep this potent pugilist from being to malt-aggressive. Lovely jubbly.
DialSquare (2541) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber smuggled back from Vegas by Lynn (thanks!): Blackish pour. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, nutty, roasty. Tastes are herbal, minty, crisp, dark malt, light bitter, toasty, wood, spice, even. 7.6