ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a murky, dark brown color with a good sized foamy, light brown head.Aroma is a mix of roasted malt and slightly musty, grassy hops. Taste is roasted malt sweetness upfront with the slightest hint of bitterness midway with an odd bitter to sticky sweet finish. Medium to light body, ample fizzy carbonation.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tydlig sötma i aroman. Lite lätt i kroppen. Ingen direkt fyllighet i
smaken. Citrus i eftersmaken.
Pyrmir (5523) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, molasses and chocolate. Taste follows; roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Finish with coffee and roasted notes. Weak body and a bit watery
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with ruby red highlights and a thin off-white head. Roasted malt and slightly chocolatey aroma with some light hop notes underneath it. Chocolate malts and a nice hop bite at the beginning of the flavor. The chocolate and roasty malt really blend well and only enhance the hop bitterness. Slightly sweet and roasty aftertaste.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a beige medium head. Malty, chocolate and coffee aroma. Ashes, sourish tar, coffee, bitter flavour.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4588) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty chocolate aroma with barely any hoppiness. The taste is slightly sour mostly malt not much hop bitterness. This black IPA focuses too much on the malt & doesn’t have enough bitterness I think... As it warmed up it got better but still not really IPA like more like a well done stout or porter.
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
lots of molasses, black bread and hops. Well balanced, slightly malt accented.
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Antenna America. Sweet flavors of licorice, chocolate, orange, cola or root beer. Not much in the nose, kind of industrial soda tasting. Very uninspiring.
Cuso (7767) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, many thanks to rosenbergh. Dark brown color with small beige head. Roasted malt in aroma, coffee, molasses,dark chocolate. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Coffee bitter finish. Almost no hops. This is definitely not Black IPA, but Stout. Despite that, drinkable beer.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, small head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and some slight fruity and quite thick notes of tar. Flavour is syrup, toffee, mild toffee and roast. Quite pleasant Black IPA without all too much hops.