DialSquare (4201) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from ABC on Betton. Black pour with a medium tan head and good retention. Aroma is smoke, leather, dark malts. Tastes are the same with a lot more mixed in: dark fruit, grapefruit, perfume, citrus peel, coffee. Definitely a worthy sipper, but wouldn’t need it more than once.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Salling, Aarhus, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roated malt and hop spices. Flavour with coffee and some fruit.
Hanuta06 (440) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: moderately grainy-malty with chocolate overtones.
Appearance: very small, light-brown, initial head that disappeared in seconds. Fair lacing. Dark-brown/black, cola-like body.
Taste: lightly sweet, roasty initial flavor and finish with long duration.
Palate: medium-to-full body with watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: excellent. Interesting flavor to the last drop. Neither too sweet nor too bitter.
brnandersen (3203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml. bottle poured in to a tulip. Pitch black with a medium sized frothy head. Aroma with roasted malts, citrus, chocolate. A hint of coffee and pines. Taste is bitter and roasted. Medium body, creamy texture. Finishes long lasting bitter with coffee, chocolate and citrus hops. Good Black IPA.
cmargu997 (3) - - APR 6, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrusy bitterness that illuminates this black ale and temps the palate with a darkness that only lingers for a moment.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Iphonephan (5965) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle at Jakes on Main in Danville VA. Pours black with a tan head. Toasted malt aroma. Flavors of coffee and a hint of smoky ash. Bitter finish.
Malty_MacHops (684) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A blend of roast notes with hop presence. Deep black with a dense tan head. Bitter from both hops and roast. Medium plus bodied with a bitter finish.
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bread, toast, dark brown, light brown foame light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, almost black. Off-white head, mostly lasting. Roasted aroma, notes of wood and faint orange. . Flavor starts sweet, more roasted notes, more woody notes, nice. Heavy bitter finish. Creamy, dry texture.
bhensonb (13821) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours very dark brown with a 3 finger creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma of mild citrus and darkly roasted malt. Near full bodied. Flavor is almost minty chocolate - must be the "powerful Italian" stuff. It is more dry than not, and it is bitter. It is a pleasant departure from the norm.