DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, - FEB 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
STUNNING, hop-smothered aroma; strawberry chew and guava with a waft of peated malt, smoked mackerel with black peppercorns, and patachouli incense rearing up in the background. About as perfect a marrage of hops and malts as I can imagine. Taste: yes. Breakfast mostly- juice, smoked mackerel, slices of fresh papaya, big slug of Laphroaig. I’m not usually up for breakfast but I’d imagine that’s what people have. Body: thick, slimy malt. Good as pitch with a firm, speckling tan head. One of the few BIPAs I’ve had that genuinely fuses the citrus and smoke without either detracting from the other. Discordant, harmonious, whatever. Delicious beer.
ruigo (2397) - PORTUGAL - JUL 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ the brewery. Black colour with medium tan head. Citrus, orange zest, roasted malts and tropical fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with fruity and roasty notes. Dry and bitter finish. Overall, a very good beer.
kraddel (6384) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Beerlovers. Pours clear dark Brown. Small white head. Smell is aromatic hops. Bit malty ( dark malts ) taste is Sharp, hoppy, mild bitter, bit aromatic, mild grainy’ backbone. Bit creamy.
allanmb (195) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark brown with good off white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and zest. Slight hint of roasted malt. Taste is pine hop dominance with orange and tropical fruit and roasted malt. Dry bitter finish. Perhaps a hint of herb or pepper? A touch more stouty than other black IPAs
MrOrla (2304) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap paf. Pours Black with a off white head. Aroma of juicy tropical hops, peach, orange, grape, subtle roast notes, mild licorice. Very balanced. Taste is rather hoppy bitter, light roast. Very good balanced.
mzaar (2844) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fat @ Ölrepubliken. Helt svart öl med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av lakrits, kaffe och grapefrukt. Smakinslag av rostad malt, kaffe, lakrits och grapefrukt. En lätt ton av alkohol stör något i smaken. Oljig munkänsla.
mithe (1554) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Citrusy, light roasted malt.
Appearance: Opaque black. Medium, light brown head.
Taste: Medium sweet, roasty, citrusy, earthy, medium bitter, light dark fruits.
Palate: Medium body. Long dry, bitter finish.
Overall: Good, but not so special.
Camons (10468) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Biercab, Barcelona. Pours very dark brown with creamy tan head, lacings. Aorma of roasted malt, caramel, little coffee, licorice, fresh grassy hops, citrus. Flavor is light bitter, malty, licorice, little coffee, grassy, fruit, citrus. Medium body, average carbonation, dry and lasting bitter finish. 270416
Towey1989 (1916) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Port Street Beer House, Manchester. A slightly hazy deep brown colour with a thick, tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, peach, slight pineapple, subtle red berries, a little liquorice and some roasted malts. Taste of blackcurrant, dark fruits, some grapefruit, mango, slight peach, a little roasted malts, a hint of liquorice, maybe apple and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dry, liquoricy, weirdly resinous, citrus hop bitterness in the finish. A very complex BIPA, surprised by all the flavours and aromas that I got. Very balanced but doesn’t give the big, hoppy bitterness I was expecting. Fruity and nice though.
ansalon (3055) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a matter black with a moderate foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, peach, citrus, chocolate, almonds. Taste is quite roasty with some fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
kryon (2751) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poursblack with low off white head
Aromas yeastie, chocolate, black and roasted maltyness
Taste has roasted malts, somewhat hoppy of tropical fruits, hints of coffee and dark bitter chocolate