BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very deep brown, near black with a dark khaki head. Decent head retention with moderate lacing. Aroma is cascades, definitely dry hopped with cascades, and most likely brewed with the pacific northwest big C’s. Taste is a blend of dark roasts, caramel malts, and american hop finish. Really like this BIPA, and will replace my old favorite BIPA back in black as my go to.
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at yespr.
Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and hops.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops and grass.
Dry roasted and hppy finish.
bhensonb (13528) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Guerde. Pours black with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is a bit chocolate and smooth dark malt. Hop might be resin. Med body. Main flavor is resin followed by med dark chocolate. Fairly strong flavors. Finishes with a lot of hop bitter over a touch of sweet roast dark malt. Very different - very good. Thanks Andy.
marcus (8606) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a smooth toasted malt flavor with some dark chocolate and coffee and a bitter finish. A lot chalkier than a black ipa. This is an interesting and very tasty beer.
madsberg (11255) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Black coloured. Dense light brown coloured. Aroma: Light roast, herbs, sweetness, hay, caramel. Flavour: Roast, chocolate, herbs, flowers, Medium bodied. Ends roasted bitter.
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl oz can. Pours pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and chocolate malty. Solid bitter, chocolate and light ashtrayish roasted malty. Bitter, light chalky, chocolate and dry bitter, towards grapefruity hoppy. Chocolate and solid bitter finish.
Ungstrup (32936) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. A dark brown beer with a huge dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and hops, leading to a dry roasted and bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a big fan of black IPAs, but this one is pretty good. Deep, dark pour. Aroma is a little scattered - bitter roast, dark chocolate, pine, citrus. Flavor is pretty similar, though a little more harmonious. The bitterness from the roast/hops combine to be pretty intense, but still manageable. Good creamy mouthfeel. Good brew.
Reynolds314 (3216) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer #2 of the night is a very hoppy robust black IPA. Lots of flavor for a low ABV beer. Tons of roast and citrus rind hoppiness. Good stuff.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a bottle purchased at the source. Dark mocha head, uber dark clear brown body. Not much lacing. Aroma is a bit weak, some light bittersweet coco, a touch of pine hops. Taste, though, really shines. Lots of chocolate and roasted bitter malts, lots of pine hops. A touch soapy on the finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice beer, could just be a bit punchier on the aroma.