madmitch76 (12076) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28th August 2012
Opaque black beer, good sized pale tan head. Piney hop nose. Smooth palate, slightly viscous. Nice fine carbonation. Smooth but pretty skunky hops, fair bit of pine too. Smooth mild dark malt, a little cream. No roast or bitterness. Finishes smooth and piney. Nice sumptuous Black IPA - just a bit much with the skunk.
fugitive (1161) - Athens, GREECE - APR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear black with big brown head. Aroma roasted, caramel, burn, hop. Flavor caramel, roasted, hop, burn.
jmgreenuk (2579) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis at the NS Tasting 2. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a thick tan creamy coffee like head. The aroma is rich bitter and dry malty. The flavour is big bitter, with lots of liqourice and dark chocolate, The palate is lovely and smooth.
kermis (3644) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at NS tasting #2. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel, fudge, roasted malt, oats and milk chocolate. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light medium bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4087) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at ns tasting 2.
Thick tan head. Clear black pour. Nixe smooth bitterness. Lovely brew
abcfan (650) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Definitely the best black ipa I have tried. Aroma is full of sweet malt and hops. Pours black with a tan head. Medium bodied finishes smooth.
alobar (2502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cola brown with a cream-colored creamy head. Aroma of hops, pine,roasted malt, and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel with chocolate, roasted malt, pine, and a slight hop bite. Might be the best Black IPA I’ve tried.
kathouse (721) - Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown and clear with a light brown foam. Good mix aroma of smoke, chocolate, pine, and lemongrass. Medium body with a tasty spiciness, Dark malts leave a smoky wood flavor on the palate.Very well put together.
Slayer85 (1025) - Firenze, ITALY - APR 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. A clear dark brown to black beer, topped by an average sized, frothy, lacing. almost fulluy lasting, light brown head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, toasted/roasted nuts, chocolate, caramel hint of coffee), moderately hoppy (resin, pine needles, grapefruit), with notes of wood, smoke. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft/lively carbonation, very long finish with moderate bitterness, lightly to moderately alcoholic. A very solid, even balanced beer. with lots of dark malts and a good amount of green hops. Less bitterness than expected, with well hidden alcohol and excellent, smooth mouthfeel, all but abrasive and almost refined. Solid brewery.
jtclockwork (6212) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on Easter. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of cocoa, pine, resin, the white part of a grapefruit, dark roasted malts and baker’s chocolate. Finishes baker’s chocolate with slight resin. Medium body.