TimE (3985) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown color. Slight sour, chocolatey but slightly dictylce, with lots of herbs.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Alexey & Rafaela’s place. Thanks Alexey. Very dark brown to black with a big tan head. Aroma of "green", piney and slightly fruity hops, and some roastiness. Flavor has roast, a bit of chocolate and coffee, piney and "green" hops, and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More stout like than a normal black ipa. Nicely bitter at end. Very professionally made.
wiedrzensky (224) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at "na 7.schode", Zilina. Pours is black with medium tan head, fair lacing. Aroma of malts, citrusy, grassy, herbs, light caramel and chocolate. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, lot like coffe. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Excellent!
Sebilinz (894) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with nice light tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts some dried fruits and hints of caramel. Taste is roasted malts some chocolate and some coffee. Aftertaste is roasted malts bitterness with hints of alcohol
peponi (657) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: roasted dark malts, ashy, herbs.
Appearance: black color, beige head.
Taste: high bitterness (herbs with grapefruit), dark roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, citrus notes, quite dry.
Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, smooth texture, bitter finish.
Overall: Great beer, aroma should be more intensive, nice complex taste, drinkable. Recommended.
tampierre (976) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled , Cesky Brod, CZ, Malt,roasted, light caramel, nice floral and tropical fruit aroma, Dark ruby brown color, bigger creamy lacing head, Sweeter taste, longer bitter finish, Fuller body, Soft carbon, Very impressive.
47574xeCD (555) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Share at Cotteridge Convention 24/01/15
Black Pour, Creamy tan head, Dark malty hoppy notes, smooth textured with a hint of frest fruits to boot. Another excellent black beer at this top event.
s_hartshorne (2157) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Black brown good tan head. Aroma is dark malts dark fruits pine taste same good bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel. Good stuff.
Scopey (8515) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Steve. It pours deep brown with a medium beige head. The nose is toasty, cocoa, roasted malt, touch of tar, chocolate orange, orange rind and varnish. The taste is bitter, rich roast, ashy, varnish, earth, toast, chocolate, orange rind, tar and burnt wood with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Mighty decent.