Markth (63) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer to see. Almost black in the glass. From tap at Biercab.
Taste with caramel, coffee and a complex nose.
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Licorice, grain, some coffee and roasted malts.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. The Kitty's, Helsinki, Finland.
The aroma is black colour with a tiny head.
Liquorice, sweetness, seaweed and medicine in the aroma.
The flavour is liquorice, bready malt, mild hops and mild bitterness.
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BrunoSanchez (189) - Fermo, ITALY - JUN 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! Incredibilemente buona una black IPA che regala in bocca un buonissimo sapore di liquirizia luppolato. Nera impenetrabile con schiuma marrone. Al naso sentori di luppolo, fumo e carruba. In bocca tutto sapore e benissimamente bilanciata. Birra pericolosa che nasconde benissimo il suo tenore alcolico. Consigliata assolutamente!
superspak (3500) - Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, citrus rind, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, pine, floral, grass, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/grassy hops and balanced roasted malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, citrus rind, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, floral, grass, pine, and floral/roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, citrus rind, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, pine, floral, grass, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of citrus/pine hops and roasted malt sweetness; with a great roasted malt/hop flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial black IPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and robust roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Bov (10594) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught@Au Trappiste - very brown almost black beer with a chaotic yet long lasting foam; aroma of bla - balance and characterck cherries and licorice, fairly hoppy, moderate roastiness; full-bodied, some malt sweetness, light sticky and very tasty; a solid bitterness; long hoppy notes of quince marmalade, prunes, spices and more licorice - balance and character
Torrefacto (955) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color rojizo oscuro con densa espuma beige. Aromas tostados, resinas, mandarina. cuerpo medio inicio tostado que pasa a un intenso sabor lupulado entre herbal, resinoso y cítrico. Muy rica.
Desverger (4344) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - black pour with tan head. Medley of roasted malts and fruity hops in the aroma and taste, some caramel, coffee, choc. Beautiful (D15)
Ferris (8103) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Skunky hops and dark roast with a ton of booze. Big roast, molasses and a dank happiness that mixes well with the roast. Huge beer.
jookos (3602) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CBC14-yellow. Black, tan top. Nice hoppy, curranty gooseberry, nose with roasted notes. Real nice soft, almost creamy, body. Good flavours, excellent BIPA.