omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Black, creamy off white head. Licorice, cocoa and grapefruit. Dryish with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Coffee with salt and cream. Mid bitter finish. More hoppy porter than IPA.
Tiger_08 (132) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 9 2012. Bottle pours dark brown/black, 1 to 2 inches of fluffy off-white head. Head fades but lasts a while with good lacing. Citrus hops and grapefruit aroma with strong floral and pine. Flavour is grapefruit up front, twist of pine, roasted malt. Medium body and carbonation. Strong hops on palate, followed by sweet citrus and pine then long bitter finish. Not too strong and well balanced. A lot more going on than regular IPA gives it more depth. A great bold brew.
bunget (388) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Deep ruby color, almost black with a big mocha head, beautiful lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted nuts, hops, fresh pine, vanilla, hints of coffee, caramel. Taste is stout dry, coffee, hops, roasted malt.
WheatKing (983) - Oak Bay, 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 (5689) - 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 (389) - 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 (1527) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (2592) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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 (600) - - 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.