KyotoLefty (8718) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Hegedorns. Shiny black with a frothy tan head. chocolate, orange, light licorice, some soy. Nice citrus coming through. Light roast, soy, wood, chocolate, hints of coffee, light pine. Very complex and smooth, full body, lots of chocolate and light roast. Very mild, so drinkable.
olio (8700) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Bottled on 10.07.2014
Pours black color with a large beige head. Nice fresh hops on the nose, licorice notes, dark malts and pine, some resin too. Caramel malts, resinous hops, licorice and grapefruits on the flavor. Very fresh and tasty.
alexsdad06 (8145) - Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a dark cola brown to almost black with a large khaki head. The aroma and flavor have some dark burnt malts, almost smoky. Additional notes of chocolate, earth, mild bittering hops. Hints of coffee. Pretty solid black ipa.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6839-20141009] 1pt.9floz bottle. Hoppy roasted leaf and a light pink bubblegum aroma. Black body with a creamy light brown body. Roasted coffee and burnt toast flavour. Full body. Very tasty, love the aroma. (9/4/8/4/16) 4.1
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
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djd07 (7872) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast, grass and spruce. Medium mouth, strong roast, citrus, light bitter finish, good.
laiti (7870) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ tiong, bottled 10.07.2014
Aroma is rather nice with lots of fruity hops, grapefruit and some licorice. Flavour has lots of hops, grapefruit, ash, some licorice and nettles. Usually I don’t like CDAs where roastiness is left behind the hops, but this was good. I’d smoke this everyday.
b3shine (7653) - Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.9 oz bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good; a cloudy coffee with light beige lacing. Smells good too; dark malt and bitter hops with a bit of bittersweet chocolate. Tastes like it smells, only not quite as robust. Nice and smooth on the palate. A good Black IPA.
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of really rich roastiness, floral hops, wet hoppiness and some leather. Rich flavour of roastiness, wet hoppiness, licorice, leather, citrus and some bread. Medium bodied and a rich, long, bitter finish. Heavy.
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/III/14 - 1Pt. 9Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - bottled: 12/31/13 (2014-245) Thanks to ajax25g for sharing the bottle!
Very dark brown to black beer, irregular fizzy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: smoky, ashes, bit fishy (no really, smells like fish gone bad, we smelled it with three persons), caramel, mocha, coffee, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, fruity start, pineapple, bit soky, cocoa powder, hoppy, sour touch. Aftertaste: bit sour, very bitter hops, ashes, dry, medicinal bitterness, bit smoky, charcoal, coffee grit, way too roasted for me. I would categorize this as a hoppy stout, not a black IPA.
jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery shared with Linh, Minh and Angela. Pours a black body with thin lacing. Aroma is fresh pine hop and coffee roast. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet roast, coffee and light pine. This is way closer to a roasty porter with a hop character as opposed to a black IPA. But whatever.