MonsterMagnet (1183) - 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 (4669) - 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 (711) - 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 (663) - 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.
Douberd (4826) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a teku, ABV 6%
Very dark mahogany brown colour on the body with ruby shades when hold against the light. Tall an thick, creamy beige head sitting on top, with very good retention, leaving heavy lacing behind.
Great aroma, lots of chocolate, mocha, vanilla, light hop presence.
Taste is more hoppy, with light citrus and orange peel, then again chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, mocha.
Medium body, carbonation on the high side.
Ron (3581) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark with ruby reflects. Tiny beige head. Aroma: nice mix of dark fruits and hops. Taste: dark fruits, hops, some coffee bitterness. Full bodied beer.
Calisky (2492) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2015 Couleur brune/ambrée, très légère mousse. Nez caramel, caramel grillé, café, avec houblon fruité exotique. Gout malté, malt grillé, caramel, grain de café, houblon fruité avec bonne amertume et moka en fin de bouche
jaghana (5491) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml shared by Calisky. A dark beer with medium off white head. Nose is on hop resin, licorice, dark chocolate. Aroma is on dark chocolate, roasted caramel, peach hops, medium bitterness, roasted notes. finish on bitter chocolate, roasted caramel, hop resin and lichee finish, good.
Abijen (2497) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donker bruin bier een goede getinte schuim kraag. Ruikt kruidig, mout, chocolade. Smaakt koffie, chocolade, geroosterd. klein beetje fruitig.