Zymurgeist2 (988) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Harry’s Hoffbrau in The RC. Slight roast and floral aroma. Jet black with khaki head that is full and lingers. Taste has burnt roast with bitterness throughout. Slightly thin mouthfeel thru the middle. Roast really dominates here.
gnashville (2) - 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.
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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 (13803) - 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 (1940) - 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.
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Slipstream (2007) - 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 isn’t my favorite style, but this is a good one.
Torrefacto (533) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color caoba oscuro con densa espuma beige. Aromas de frutas tropicales, pino y tostados. Cuerpo medio con inicio afrutado y lúpulo "picante" con un final amargo, seco y resinoso. Excelente.
YogiBeera (2470) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft: nice dark red black color , small head, nice lacy legs, wonderful aroma filled with chocolate Hops . Round chocolate hops taste, round and smooth . Very well balanced
italianjohn (2314) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour orange hue, thin off white to beige head and sticky striped lacing ....aroma of roasted and bitter hops with a nice piney, floral and citrusy punch .... taste is roasted and bitter with a floral, piney and citrusy punch ... Has a dry roasted and bitter finish with a nice lingering piney hop ... Very solid black ipa
Enwiebe (122) - - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/10/14. Bomber. Pours black with a light mocha head that gives nice lacing. Nice hop nose but not overwhelming. Disappointing mouth with not much complexity. Mild roasty and hop notes but not real interesting. Classic West Coast profile but nothing that sets it apart.
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