ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
FROM NOTES: August 7, ’12
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
A: Roasted malts and chocolate notes dominate the aroma initially, but a strong piney, citrus hop profile reveals itself quickly. Smells fantastic.
A: Pours a very dark near-black, with some brownish/ruby highlights and a tan foam head that settles to a thin cap and splotchy lacework.
T: Delicate but successful balance between the hops and malts. Nice and hoppy with a fair amount of sweetness. There is also a strong amount of chocolate and roast with a equally as strong amount of hops.
P: Medium in body and moderate carbonation.
O: I tried to find fault with this beer, but it is excellent. The chocolate, roasty malt notes set it apart from other American Black Ales. If you like Black Ale, you MUST try this, IMO.
Stuu666 (4648) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. I do love hoppin frog, pours black, taste is smooth, roast, fruity flavour.
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 4-07-2013. This bottled beer has a medium sized smooth tan head that mostly diminished, opaque dark brown body and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and pine hops. The flavor is pine hops, lightly bitter, roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable, has a hop presence but not overly hoppy tasting and is worth trying.
Christian (11389) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from sfhodense. Near black with a small off white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and pine, with licorice and caramel. Dry and roasted flavour with lots of hop character and a bitter finish. This is tasty!
McNeillR (1476) - SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, nice sift of tan head. Punchy grapefruit and molasses nose, bright squeaky roast. Fairly straight-laced, squeaky roast again, simple clementine juicy push before the bitterness towards the finish. Creamy and clean throughout. Linger is light, caramac sweet. Bottle.
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Pedale, Madrid, May 2013
Black color. Very nice aroma of roasted malt and hops, with light glue, resins, cardboard, milk. Good body strength; it has a very good roasted malt flavor, not too strong, with dark chocolate, mild coffee, barley coffee, light cream, a hint of oak and tobacco. Nice hop resins to counterbalance the roastiness.
Excellent, not the usual one, indeed it adds something to the concept.
kappldav123 (5279) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Malty hoppy aroma, a bit earthy. Starts well balanced malty, hoppy-spicy, more and more stouty. Well balanced finish, dominated by strong malty notes. Nice!
Markth (30) - 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 (3331) - 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 (7628) - 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 (158) - 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!