Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate malt with roasted coffee, light vanilla, nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet and bitter chocolate, vanilla, light licorice. Cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest Sept 29 2012.
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Volo, Toronto
Black color; almost no head. The aroma is mild, some roasted malt, but also some apple, therefore the fermentation process should be tuned up. Good body strength, round, with good dark caramel flavor, some chocolate, medium-strong bitterness.
Rough but pleasant.
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask days @ beau’s oktoberfest, 2012. relatively clear medium dark brown, low head. lots of roasted and fruity malts, if at all possible. berries, annedda feeling, chocolate, spruce. medium body, soft carbonation, medium long piney-coffee finish
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Vankleek Hill’s/Beau’s Oktoberfest. A reddish/brown black ale with a short-lasting beige head. Smell is roast and chocolate. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, molasses. Finish is quite herbal and boozey. Herbal finish is quite lingering! Body is thick, mouthfeel is sticky. No carbonation at all. Pretty good dark ale!
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Easily the best bipa Ive ever had. This pulls this hybrid style together and makes me see everything it could, (and should) be. The aroma is smoked hops, smoked malt. Lacing great with thick head pour. Taste has soft carbonation, hoppy bitters and some stout-like sourness at the end. Great palate and full profile. Cask at volos
kevinsenn (1076) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Volo. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty, with big fruity hops - fantastic! In the flavour we have roast, licorice, cream, hops, and a bitter finish. Big huge body. Just what a Black IPA should be!
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Volo. Opaque brown / black colour in a tulip glass. Tropical fruits in the aroma with roasted malts. Resinous. Avocado, white grapefruit, orange zest. Full bodied and chewy. Bitter flavour with ruby grapefruit, clementine orange, citrus zest, pine. Nice malt balance. Some lactose. Fruity tropical finish with mango.
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spot on extreme Black IPA. Lots of roast, black with creamy head. Hoppy and roasty but a sipper.Above average mouthfeel.
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Volo. Appearance: pitch black, tiny brown head. Aroma: Spicy, chocolate, quite hoppy, malty. Flavour: wow, chocolate, coffee, malt, cream, nicely hopped, long coffee finish. Delicious !
Listigovers (306) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a thick cream coloured head. Moderate floral aroma. Full pinstripes flavoirs and lots of hops. Mildly bitter with long aftertaste.