WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised Netherworld isn’t rated higher... this beer strikes a great balance. Black IPAs can often feel unbalanced, with a little too much black bitterness. This one is just a nice strong hop content in the front with a richness in the back. I can smell the douglas firs while drinking this. Head and lacing are great. This is how great beers are made. Highly recommended.
Svesse (6734) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 5 April 2012) Dark brown colour, almost black, with brief beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of chocolate, dark bread and hints of ashes. Roasted, malty taste with chocolate, dark bread, hints of ashes and a slightly piney bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly dry. Well balanced and very nice.
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown colour, cloudy with a very thin mocha head. Aroma is of roasted grains, coffee grounds with a lingering hop scent as well. Taste is dry up front with a nice bitter bite in this finish. Smooth on the palate, medium bodied, and soft carbonation. Overall a very nice brew.
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt rôti avec une touche métallique, difficile de cerner la réelle signature des houblons. Pas tant de café, ni de chocolat. Pas tant d’intérêt au final.
solidfunk (4850) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste pretty much just like an IPA, not sure if the black part adds anything. Some interesting hops smell. I would still prefer the smash bomb over this one, however. Bottle.
pudds (29) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful black with a thick foamy head. Smells wonderfully hoppy with a blend of malts and citrus. Initial taste is roasted malts followed by hop bitterness. Leaves a lasting coffee taste on the tongue. Light carbonation with a small amount of lacing on the glass. Excellent.
Johnsense (919) - - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown/black pour, 1 finger of head. Good lacing. Citrus hops and coffee in the aroma, grapefruit. Grapefruit up front, Bit of pine, coffee, roasted dark nut, roasted malt. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation. Fresher servings on tap have a bit more in the aroma. A hop-forward example of the style.
cards04 (2077) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost black with a hazel colored head...as the beer warmed...aromas included a little smoke, vanilla, and coffee. On the palate, intense hops and espresso. Very nice beer.
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a thin creamy head. Faint layer lingers throughout. Chocolately, coffee, hoppy aroma. Good hop flavour.
mnurda (1178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample from mlcc. Finally a cdn brewery comes out with a great tasting ipa. Way to go fm