tricksta_p (1496) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, fruits, hops. Flavour is light sweet with a medium bitter finish. Smooth and well-balanced. A really nice Black IPA.
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is roasty, somewhat meaty, fruity, spicy, some caramel and quite complex. Flavor is well balanced, bitter, roasted and with a decent caramel sweet body. A hint of funk, but a good one. Very low carbonation though, but it doesn’t matter here. Nice one.
Benzai (9340) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Nice dark brown to black color, slightly a red glare coming through, average to medium sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, some hops, some roast. Taste malts, some roast, some hops, firmly bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty well done.
DutchDrebus (4421) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home @ weekly tasting. Dark brown to black colour with a small beige head. Smells hops, fresh, fruity, orangepeel, nice. Tastes loads of hops, fresh, fruity, roasty. Pretty nice black ipa. Highly enjoyable. Medium body, nice carbo: love it.
kerenmk (2787) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Vova. Black, thick, with light beige head. Hoppy, slightly roasty aroma. Bitter, roasty, then malty taste. Medium body, a little dry finish, roasty.
erickok (3959) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black and light tan head. Dark malts, toasty, cereal mixed in with piney and floral hops. Good mix, well chosen and the fermentation is nice and clean too. Taste is interesting, not quite as chocolatey as I like my ipa’s and a bit too acidic too. Feels a bit alcoholic and herbal potipouri like. Hmmm not quite matching my personal taste in black ipa’s. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
zvsn (816) - ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom L. Deep brown with a huge beige head. Aroma - roasty, green hops, caramel. Sweet, malty, fruity with flavors of pine, lychee, soy, herbal hops bitterness. Medium-bodied, oily and sticky.
Theis (13976) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Las Arcadias Apartments - Bought at Olhops, Valencia. Pitch black - offwhite head. High malty. Nice bitterness. Sweet malty. Licorice. Burned malty. Rather smooth body. Fruity notes. Salmiac. Dry bitterness. Nice.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of piney hops and some roast. Flavor with roast, chocolate, piney hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent.
Buczer (318) - Pabianice, POLAND - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours black with stable beige head. Great resin and chocolate aroma. Medium bitterness, some chocolate notes, bit of alcohol in taste, delicate sourness. Medium body, bit thick feel, average carbonation, some alcohol warming,