rondphoto (1836) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Opaque very dark brown, thick rocky brown head that never leaves, splotches and dots of lace. Taste is chewy pumpernickel malt that has chocolate and earth in the background. Hops appear at the end of the palate, but the swallow brings back the pumpernickel. Excellent brew.
Theydon_Bois (7955) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Commons Ale House, Santa Monica, 16/04/14.
Black with a good sized dirty tan covering.
Nose is grain, hoppy pangs, barley, light tropicana, grass.
Taste comprises pine bite, bitter tropicals, light mineral pangs, tangy red berry fruit, light roast, grapefruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with hop bitterness.
And so the London crew claim 3 of the top 5 spots in raters of Black IPA, onwards and upwards pushing for a clean sweep at the top !
b3shine (5218) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a dark cola with foamy light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, hops, and roast with a bit of pumpernickel spice. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid take on the style.
DrSilverworm (6045) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster on tap at Party Town. Very dark color. Great thin tan head. Leaves tons of thick, khaki lace. Awesome, bready spot-on pumpernickel flavor. Fresh, moist pumpernickel... Medium to bigger body, lightly chewy. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Light slick in the finish. Good earthy hop, light pine. Light spice. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Taste is more dry. Awesome pumpernickel aftertaste. Fantastic, interesting, creative stuff.
thorongil2 (1167) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a medium tall brown head; aromas of grapefruit, cedar; lightly bitter flavour at the start followed by a long medium bitter finish; slightly creamy palate
DocLock (7745) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured brownish with khaki head. Nose was rye malt, earthy, hops. Tasted bready rye malty, with hops, earthy brown sugary notes, and finishing cacao and bitter hops.
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Bishops Arms Savoy.
Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Light roasted aroma of caramel, bread, hops and petroleum.
Light roasted flavour of caramel and hops with roasted notes.
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, floral to perfumed grapefruity and peachy. Bitter, pine, dark malty and herbal to spiced. Bitter, dry and roasted into a bitter and slight herbal dry finish. Slight soapy.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty hoppy weak grapefruit aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter bready licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter bready finish .
gyllenbock (4460) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at BrewDog Stockohlm, September 2013.
Almost black with a small tan head. Malt, bread, some licorice and spices. Not bad but really special.