Camons (8417) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ CBC. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, rye, chocolate, rich fruity hops, citrus. Flavor is roasted malts, rye, light coffee notes, dark chocolate, bitter fruity hops, pine and grapefruit. Medium body, creamy mouthfell, soft carbonation, lasting bitter finish. 040513
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages in McKinney. Pours black with a thin tan head that leaves no lacing down the sides. The aromas are grapefruit, pine. The mouthfeel is dry bitter and sticky with a medium-heavy body and good carbonation. This is a fabulous beer! Cheers!
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar and DSG. Black, opaque with tan head. Hops, green, pine aroma with faint roastiness, bitter, slightly roasty and fun taste. Medium-bodied, smooth texture, medum carbonation, long, roasty finish.
BRW (1673) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at CBC. Dark colour with big white head. Hoppy, malty aromas, with some caramel. Sweet, malty taste, with resinous hops. Bitter ending.
dudebun (138) - GERMANY - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was poured from an already opened, warm bottle at their stand at CBC2013 and it was just kinda meh. I will try it again if I ever see it.
markdoswald (11) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strong, real strong! A wonderful balance of hops with malt. Poors black with lasting light brown head. The rye brings an intresting edge!
brnandersen (2708) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from bottle, CBC 2013. Dark brown colour with a reddish hue. Big, frothy tan head. Fruity aroma with pines, grass, citrus, a hearthy amount of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is bitter. Full body, creamy texture. Finishes bitter and roasted. Excellent Black IPA.
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ CBC, 2013. Pours black with a creamy head. Pine and roast. Bitter hoppy flavor and finish with notes of marmelade and grapefruit. Really tasty.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler. Rich malt and piney hops, yet lacks the roasty depth that defines the style. Bitter, mildly resinous. Tastes more like a typical west coast IPA than a Black IPA. But too much carbonation and not enough body.
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells great. Hoppy with a slight chocolate aroma. Smells light bodied. It is a dark brown beer with a medium brown head. A nice bitter taste with a smooth vreamy mouthfeel. Theres a choc flavor aftertaste and has a medium body. Not bad. Worth a try for sure. Its not overpoweringly bitter and the choc combo with the bitterness is great.