lefossoyeur (446) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a persistent brownish head. Super nice aromas of green coffee beans, mesqual and roastiness. Light to medium body, crispy, fresh bitterness, leafy, hints of lime, nice roast in the finish. Super drinkable black IPA. Delicious.
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black with a tan head. Lovely aroma, roasty, with some coffee, kinda vegetal, a bit of burnt wood and some piney hops. Roasty and burnt flavor with some bitter piney hops. Medium-bodied. Very nice.
Klimaet (78) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a dark creamy head. Hobby and roasted smell with a piney note to it aswell. Chocolate and coffee. Hobby and fruity yet dark taste with some grapefruit. Bitter finish.
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:coffe,ligh chocolate with grapefruit...
Appearance:Dar with light tan head..
Flavor:expresso coffe mixed with grapefruit...
TheJester (1794) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle. (Different label). This one really straddles the line betwween imperial stout and black IPA. It’s really more of a hoppy stout. Not that that is a bad thing. The malt backbone is big for a black IPA, and the hop flavour is not so much. There is plenty of bitterness, however.
AWISLguy (1178) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Discount Waukesha, cellar aged about 2 months. Pours a viscous black with a brown head leaving a lot of streaks of lace. Aroma has green rich espresso, something herbal, possible citrus and, later, pine. Taste is of bitter chewy coffee beans, heavy roast, faint grapefruit and some sprucey pine. Most heavily the bitter bean with strong roast. Super coffee-ish. Full bodied and quite bitter. Finishes strongly bitter with hints of sweetness. Not sure on age - that certainly could have killed the hops. Nonetheless, a super bitter, solidly tasty brew. In this state, a stout of some sort. Too hopless to be a black ipa.
GRM (2932) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 330 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on April 30 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of khaki head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, acridness, pine; mouth: roasted barley, chocolate, coffee, chocolate, acridness, acidity, nice astringency, pine, resinous, dry finale in coffee with good presence of acridness, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, harsh texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 30 avril 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse kaki, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, chocolat, âcreté, pin; bouche : orge, chocolat, café, chocolat, âcreté, acidité, bonne astringence, pin, résine, finale sèche en café avec bonne présence d’âcreté, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Looks tasty. Pretty much black with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is lovely and hoppy with chocolate and coffee. Flavour more lovely hops, roasted malts, bit of fruit, nice dry bitter finish. Well nice.
dbeatdano (44) - - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle - jet black with small amount of dark tan head.
Aroma - caramel malt, coffee, citrus hops, maple syrup, musty yeast when swirled in the glass.
Taste - anything sweet in the aroma is barely present on the tongue. Bitter, burnt toast with deep roasted coffee and a brief taste of dark fruit. Hops give a little citrus bite.
Palate - medium bodied, oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation, long, very, bitter aftertaste.
Good quality beer. Very enjoyable bitterness and coffee taste, but the aroma is what I really enjoyed most about this beer. A beer I will frequently be on the lookout for.
mathieuc (1166) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 Pours a really dark brown - might as well say black - with a medium brown head that leaves impressive lacing. Nose is of roasted coffee, pungent hops and green bell peppers. Taste is spicy/peppery with some nice cold coffee flavors (not stale). Mouthfeel is fresh even if body is really full. Carbonation is moderate. I came in with no expectations and I found a really nice Black IPA. I’m usually a bit skeptic about the whole cascadian dark ale thing but this one worked quite well!