kerenmk (4035) - 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 (2248) - 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 (140) - 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 (3253) - 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 (15487) - 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 (505) - 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.
haukur (1711) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty black IPA, a bit surprising though. Brown towards black in looks, small head. Loads of malt and spices in the nose, some obvious spices and earth tones. Tingeling bitterness. Delicate and good!
jmgreenuk (7460) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Poured a dark brown colour with a thick frothy tan head. The aroma is grassy hop leading to a medium bitter flavour, spicy, grassy and with some pepper on the palate. This beer grew on me the more I drank it. Worth tracking down if you can.