Thomasalias (320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle from Csakajósör, Budapest. Clear, dark borwn color, medium light brown head. Smoky malt odor. Dry, grassy hop aroma with smooth smoky malt and some roasted meat flavour. Dry and bitter taste. Slick, easy to drink. Light body, soft carbonation. Light sweet, smoky, roasted malty finish. Delicious and light beer. Altouth it’s a black ipa, it’s like a stout made with smoked malt. It’s true, that the taste has the hoppy bitterness, but the malt still plays the main role.
thomat (2055) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Haket. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Malty with citrus notes. Malt, fruit, hops and licorice. Medium body with a nice, dry and roastef after taste.
AirForceHops (3178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Meadhall, Cambridge, MA. Pitch black with a thin ring of white head. Real inviting aroma of roast, citrus and chocolate malts. The flavor doesn’t surprise you, much the same as the nose yet… really nothing stands out and seems muddled. The roast, pine and citrus has no real flow. This needs some fine-tuning to be a real good brew. Overall, just another black IPA that gets lost in a sea of other black ales.
rubbishystuff (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to iNBe. This tasted must more like a export stout or baltic porter than an black IPA. The hops were prominent but it seemed like the liquoricey malty chewiness dried fruit and booze came through a little more. Serving: Bottle
Theis (13404) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Black - offwhite head. Chocolate. Licorice. Light body and finish. Ok bitterness Nice malty. Dry bitter finish. Ok.
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
De Black IPA esto tiene poco. Tiene un color negro opaco con una espuma beige clara abundante, aunque ligera. Los aromas son torrefactos y dulces. En boca tiene una densidad media-baja, entra suave mostrando un ligero dulzor que pasa después a un amargor acafetado equilibrado que es el que queda en el regusto. De lo mejor que he probado de esta cervecera.
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.
gunnar (5296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee and citrus hops. Taste is roasted, lots of liquorice, super smooth and full bodied.
zvikar (3404) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of carambola and roast, flavor of coffee, roast, carambola, slightly bitter, medium bodied
DSG (5812) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of weird fruitiness and a bit of roastiness. Roast flavor, a bit sweet, with a bitter finish with some hops. Medium-bodied. Decent, but doesn’t feel like a black IPA - not enough hops.