kingstoni (1664) - FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black color with a medium thin beige frothy head. Strong aroma of resin, coffee, lemon, peach and licorice. Bitter and sweet taste. Sugary and bitter finish. Oily feel. Well balanced.
Jur (439) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Home.
Very nice, not vanilla flavoured, oatmeal stout. Herby, dry, roasted and hoppy. Full and balanced.
kerenmk (2990) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Black, with thin white wave. Some ash and ink and chili aroma, bitter, inky, burnt and a little hot taste. Smooth, full-bodied, a little spicy and acidic finish.
Berard (413) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours like used motor oil with creme colored head that lingers. Smells like chocolate covered raisins. Light carbonation. Not as chewy as you might expect an oatmeal stout. Tasty.
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HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose has nice earthy whole cone hop character and earthy coffee beans. Taste generally follows, a very earthy coffee note, some light cocoa roast character, a solid beer and certainly one of my favorites within the style (which I generally find disagreeable).
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a solid tan head. Looks more like a stout than a black IPA. Awesome aroma like hops soaked in black coffee...really unique. Nice flavor...like a creamy coffee porter up front that fades into hop bitterness. Great creamy mouthfeel with solid heat that complements the hop bitterness...really good, unique beer.
zvikar (3902) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours black to brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, chilli, hops and lemon, flavor is bitter with coffee, hopd and lemon, medium bodied.
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with tan head that dissipated quickly. Smelled of chocolate and faint notes of coffee. Tasted light on the tongue, lots of coffee and a bitter finish. Tasted really carbonated, even though the bottle was about a year old. The style lists this beer as a Black IPA. I didn’t experience any of the hoppiness I’d expect from a Black IPA, just the bitterness.
rodenbach99 (3460) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 330ml. Une belle bière noire avec une mousse brune. Un nez de chocolat et de café. Les houblons sont au rendez-vous. Une bouche amère, chocolaté, café. Très belle équilibre entre les malts et les houblons. La café n’est pas trop agressant.
lefossoyeur (490) - 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.