neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, to kick off the weekend, served in a plastic cup in the parking lot. Pours chestnut-black with a moderate tan head that slowly fades to a thin cover. The nose has big, piney, resinous hops paired with chocolate and roasted coffee beans. The flavour is quite bitter, with resin the most dominant feature. Resin and pine linger through a moderate length finish. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a thick, creamy texture. Overall, this is quite a nice black IPA. The creamy texture was a beautiful highlight, but the hops were nice too. 2012-06-08
Leighton (14703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in Canaan, NH. Thanks to Duke. Pours black-brown with a frothy khaki head. Big roast nose, cocoa, se burnt pine, dark fruits. Medium sweets flavor, some sugary chocolate, scorched earth, brownies, oily pine. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Subtly resinous to finish, some burnt graham crackers, grass, booze, chocolate. Not bad overall.
lobs_ols (436) - LATVIA - SEP 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, medium white head. Delightful mix of US hops (a proper punch) and roasty, cocoa maltiness. Mix of sweet and bitter, medium body. Cocoa and hops. This shouldn’t mix well - and yet it does. Wonderous.
larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Opaque black body. Roasty earthy chocolatey aroma with citric spicy notes. Dry roasty chocolatey taste with burnt earthy notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy earthy minty aftertaste with citric chocolate notes. Good, drinkable, reasonably harmonic. (0.65l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 mL bottle. Pours stout brown with not much head. More black than IPA in the nose. Flavour is way bigger than you’d think from the nose. Great malty complexity - anise stands out. The hops are there, put the flavours are muddled. The malt makes this one a standout.
Zakoon (317) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours opaque dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, pine, citrus, coffee, liquorice. Flavour is medium bitter, salty and quite roasted. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation. Finish is grassy bitternes and roasted malt.
melush (1431) - SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl.
@ Cervezorama 2.0.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, hops, sweet, licorice / Malta tostada, lupulo, dulce, regaliz.
Stuu666 (7313) - 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 (4424) - 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 (11892) - 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 (1834) - Edinburgh, 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.