Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber pours with a nice dark body that supports a mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up modest yet playful juicy hops mixing with dark roasted malts and chocolate brownie. Yes! Smells great. The taste starts with dark roasted malts to some burnt malts that are blended with a modest yet nicely balanced array of citrus hops and spicy dank onion like hoppiness. This is all going so well together as some chocolate surfaces into the finish. This isn’t a huge rich Black IPA but it has plenty of flavor and hop to malty balance. Nice.
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown .. lacing is solid and bricked .. . deep brown roast .. .
mild burnt hop .. . mild green fee .. . solid all aroma .. . jive turkey!!
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Copenhagen
Aroma has resiny tones and vanilla. Flavour has resiny tones, hops and vanilla. Also some distant raspberry tones. Rather refreshing and nice.
gyllenbock (7992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at Kihoskh in May 2014.
Black with a medium tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, licorice, grapefruit, Nicely balanced and with a fairly bitter finish.
Erzengel (7889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
1pt. 9fl.oz., Best By 07/21/14
Dark in the glass with a very nice beige head. The nose is floral and some kind of dark. The beer starts intense floral hopped, very nice with hints of pine and resin. In the mainpart there comes the roasted aroma, espresso, roasted bread. This mix of aroma is great. In the aftertaste there is a nice bitter note, which adds to the slightly sweet body a nice counterpart. The aftertaste is long - very floral with nice roasted aroma together with a nice moderate bitterness. And at 7.2% still highly drinkable.
A very great Black IPA! --> 14/13/14/15
czar (7860) - 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.
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Poured a murky dark brown with a frothy tan head and some broken lace. The aroma is light roasted malt, grassy hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a grassy nettle hop bitter light treacle palate and a long hop bitter finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, rich floral hops and fresh herbal notes. Rich flavour of roasted malts, floral bitterness, citrus, rich herbal notes and some mild creamy notes. Juicy fruitiness as well. Full bodied and a rich, floral, citrusy finish. Extremely well balanced. Oh my this is good.
solidfunk (7696) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty with some citrus. Pours very dark brown with good head and lacing. Finishes with light bitterness and some citrus sourness, acidity. Good. Tap at Churchkey.
after4ever (7608) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours black with a loose creamy white head. Big toasty roasty piney nos e. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty, roasty, piney mid palate. Long sweet piney finish.