czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours unclear dark brown, red hue, with a nice light beige head, reviving and leaving very nice lacing. mint and tangerine skin, earl grey tea leaves, chocolate-coated fresh roasted coffee beans, luscious chocolate, some sweetness - lactose, very ncie roasted profile, touch of tropical notes. light carbonation, medium body - oily, almost balanced resinous-citrusy finish. just a tad heavy but very tasty.
angel77 (1512) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 65 cl en el momento en el lúpulo el 19-09-2014. color negro intenso con espuma beige persistente. Aromas frescos herbáceos lupulados al principio con ligeras maltas tostadas. Cuerpo medio de 7.2 vol fácil de beber y paso ligero por boca. Sabores intensos algo tostados y bastante herbáceos de lúpulos frescos. Bastante buena aunque con no mucho amargor final. Para repetir.
maddmatt639 (321) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good retention and medium lacing. Smells of molasses, roasted caramel and floral. Tastes of roasted malts, floral and bitter hop resin. Bitter aftertaste.
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tasurinchi (19) - ROMANIA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy head, hoppy aroma. First it hits you with a coffee note then it goes along with a classic citrussy taste. Moderate sweetness, medium biterness. Creamier than Raven from Thornbridge which is good. This is how black ipa should be done. Very good!
slowrunner77 (7283) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re-he-Healy loved the hop combo used here, as well as the Carmel malt atop the black roasted and chocolate. Hop leaning, which is just fine by me, and the most grapefruity citric yummy black ipa I’ve tried in some time."
JohnRMurdoch (3854) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Almost black, good head. Tar hop aroma. Tar boiled sweet & hop flavour. Bitter sweet peppery hoppy aftertaste. Good but I expected better.
andriesradu (602) - ROMANIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle. Pours black with a big beige head. Moderate fruity hoppy aroma. Flavor is moderate bitter and has quite strong notes of roasted malt balanced very well by nice fruity hops notes and citrus.
gnashville (4) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep black with a creamy off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Faint roasted notes and a whiff of hops on the nose. This follows through well into the palate with a nice dark chocolate bitterness, though it is slightly one noted. This doesn’t detract too much as it’s a great note. The finish is somewhat creamy with a hint of sweetness. Perfect weight and mouthfeel. Slickity do da day.
On tap at The Guild Freehouse.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
berntholer (1449) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light beige head fades with structured lacing. coffee coloured. aroma of roasted malts, hoppy, bit sweetish. taste like aroma, liquorice with a bitter aftertaste of roasted malts. medium body and carbonation. bottle 50cl / bbf jul-2014
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Champ League Kval. Aab - Apoel. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Roast, pine and coffee roast. Smooth and dry. Actually past its BB date although its a newly imported beer to Denmark. Thankfully its holding up pretty well. Bitter finish.