Ibrew2or3 (7957) - 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.
laiti (7890) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (7733) - .....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!!
lusikka (7649) - 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.
Ughsmash (7504) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium-deep brown with a short beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasty caramel and black malts topprd by fresh pine and citrusy hoppage. The flavor found similar, with lots of roast and fresh bitterness.. the malts weren’t that interesting, but balance was very good. Medium-bodied with creamy carbonation. . Good feel and flow.. nice one.
after4ever (7358) - 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.
Erzengel (7274) - 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
gyllenbock (7168) - 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.
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (660ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with a large lasting frothy beige head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma is your standard, but solid, Black IPA: Toasted malt and leafy hops along with a hint of coffee -- simple but nice. Flavour’s the same, toasted malt and leafy hops along with a semi-long moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Well done and enjoyable.
czar (7040) - 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.