tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy GT2, thanks! Pour is black with a tan head, some retention/lace. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roast, pine. Taste is sweeter, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, roast. Palate is soft, creamy, full. Very good.
reggiedunlop (3669) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown/black with a creamy tan head. Aroma has grassy hops and tea...some burnt roastiness. Flavor follows suit but has a slightly plasticy finish. Mourhfeel is medium with a burnt sugar/faint plastic finish.
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
08-SEP-2012. Bottle @home, from Fish & Beer.
Dark, dark brown with lasting tan head.
Hops and roast. Very hoppy with grape fruit and pine. Burnt malt.
Taste is much the same. Chocolate, hops, cocoa powder.
Malt is dry, almost astringent, and then sometimes sweet with chocolate.
Medium body and carbonation. Very bitter finish.
Fantastic black IPA.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL pours a clear, deep brown looking black in the glass. Larger, dense, mocha foam. Huge swaths of lace. Huge 360 sheets of lace. Rocky and thick. Lasting head. Nose is intense gouda cheese, pine sap, charred oak, moving to very sweet toffee, burnt caramel, vanilla. Taste is very bitter chocolate, sharper dirt/earth/iron, pine sap, dust/wood shavings, moving to thick burnt burnt caramel, vanilla fudge brownie, chocolate cookie. Dense and rich, heavy milk chocolate shake and vanilla bean ice cream. Yum.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and some citrusy and piney hops. Flavour is quite similar to the aroma.
rogsiu (42) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a quickly diminishing tan head. Leaves good lacing. Smells of chocolate and dark malts and hops. Taste is same, but not balanced the best. Malt is a bit heavy and hops a little subdued. Overall it's decent.
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LoFi (1710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black with a dark brown tinge, beige to light brown head, lacing.
Aroma: roasted malt, creamy, licorice, fruity tropical hops.
Taste: chocolate, licorice, pineapple, grapefruit, light roast. Very nice hoppiness, but not a high bitterness.
Quite full-bodied, smooth.
Very nice and well-balanced.
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty hoppy piney aroma. Roasted malty chocolate hoppy piney bitter flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter piney licorice finish.
olsvammel (6207) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Bottle at BA in Örebro. It had a strong hop smell, fruity and grassy with some grapefruit, caramel and chocolat. Similar taste with a musty and malty body. Very nice.
zizzybalubba (1814) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Dark cola-like pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of smoky, chocolaty malts at first that fade into pine and soft citrus and eventually blend both impressions. The flavor is exactly what you would expect from the aroma; chocolate, pine, and citrus. The alcohol is a bit more present than in other Black IPAs I have had with similar ABV percentages (Sublimely Self Righteous and Uinta Dubhe come to mind). In fact, other than the slightly alcoholic aftertaste this is close to being on par with those examples.