fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Black pour with a 1 finger, creamy to soapy tan head. Aroma is pretty loaded with citrus and melon with some grapefruit, passion fruit heavy tropical fruit, floral and marijuana bud hoppy notes thrown in, a little toastiness, caramel and sharp fruity esters lurking, but not really noticeable behind that nice last of hops. Flavor is caramel, burnt sugar, light toasty grain and lots of hops, a little more subdued than the aroma with a less distinct fruity undertone, tropical fruit, melon, more lemon-lime-like citrus, lots of fruity floral notes. Not much in the way of roast or bitterness. Medium body, light carbonation and creamy to juicy feel right up until the off dry finish thatís adds a little chalkiness to the mix. Really, really good stuff.
tasurinchi (10) - 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 (809) - 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 Iíve tried in some time."
JohnRMurdoch (3255) - 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 Valhallaís Goat. Almost black, good head. Tar hop aroma. Tar boiled sweet & hop flavour. Bitter sweet peppery hoppy aftertaste. Good but I expected better.
andriesradu (483) - 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 (3) - 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 doesnít detract too much as itís 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 (898) - 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 (13901) - 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.
hallinghansen (2033) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ AaB vs Apoel CL tasting. Dark brown body with a medium light brown head. Hops, roasted malt, grapefruit, pine. Nice bitter end.
Espo1 (35) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - dark like a brown ale with an off white head
A - hoppy aroma that hits your nose with citrus and west coast pineapple
T - great malt backbone with a hoppy finish
M - well carbonated with a two finger head
O - great black IPA that I would buy again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Slipstream (2015) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The piny, floral aroma is rich but not too aggressive. The flavor contains pine, tobacco, resin, rye, and wheat bran. It is smoky, lightly acidic, and nicely balanced with no screwy sweet notes. Black IPA isnít my favorite style, but this is a good one.