carpinn7 (9) - Langreo, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
M encantan el mono volador, Black ipa cada día m gusta más!!!! ?? ?? buena buena buena
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Deyholla. Deep brown pour with a small head. Nose of caramel, ashy toast. Flavor is moderately bitter, dry finish. Grass and caramel. Easy going, straightforward. Medium body, active carb.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has musty dark grains with a decent amount of pine and a light earthiness underlying. Flavor has earthy pine notes up front with a mild dark grain backbone that has a touch of roasted malts.
MarcoDL (3980) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma of licorice and passion fruit. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, mild citrus and passion fruit. Bit thin, but nice.
tricksta_p (3362) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Aroma of malt, chocolate, some roast, tropical fruits, some mocha, coffee, hint of smoke, hops. Flavour is light sweet with a moderate to medium bitter finish. Body is medium. Very tasty roasty hoppy coffee fruity.
MonsterMagnet (1134) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with a tan head. Coffee, roast, pine, tropical fruit. Light sweet, medium high bitter, a bit too much carbonation, nice fruity and roasty finish.
superspak (4581) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Great dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Incredible appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted bread, light smoke/char, floral, grass, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate roast/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toasted bread, light smoke/char, floral, grass, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange rind, pine, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, light smoke/char, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate roast/bready malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and no astringent flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, resinous/sticky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent black IPA style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate roast/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
jsporrer (628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from a tap. Pours a dark brown with t thin tan head. Aroma of dark malts and coffee. Medium body. Flavor is mostly dark bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Leaves a very dry and harsh aftertaste in your mouth. Not really that enjoyable. Might have been better if it was a little smoother.
artemb (630) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - NOV 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: bitter chocolate, coffee, hops.
Taste: dry with prominent hoppy bitterness.
Flavour: burned coffee, roasted bread, some rotten fruits and good hoppy portion,
Pleasant beer with roasted and hoppy notes.
___Steve___ (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby rich colour. Small brownish head of small tight bubbles. Strong chocolate aroma, neat licorice flavour, lingering bitterness and long lasting complex profile.