Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (almost opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, coffee), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent. Alas, this thing is over the top with both hops and sourness/acidity, so it’s pretty hard to enjoy. Nice roast and chocolate aspects, but otherwise pretty crude and rough and brutish.
dbeatdano (28) - - 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 (983) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 sceptic about the whole cascadian dark ale thing but this one worked quite well!
milara (17) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
J’ai eu la chance d’y goûter, et j’ai adoré l’expérience. Le meilleur d’une stout avec bon goût torrifié et des arômes houblonnés. J’écris cette critique pour me souvenir de l’avoir bu un jour.
sudomorph (375) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with a frothy, two finger, mocha head that thins to a thick coating. Lots of snap, crackle, and pop going on. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, and a noticeable hop presence. Taste is, wow. Big, hoppy start that quickly goes to chocolate and roasted malt, then ends with a big, espresso bitterness. Honestly one of the more complex tastes I’ve had. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty clean in the mouth with a fairly dry finish. Overall a pretty good beer. Exactly what it is described as. A big, hoppy, oatmeal stout with coffee.
martin00sr (227) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with dense tan head. Strong roasted malt aroma, bitter coffe.. Thick mouthfeel, dry bitterness. More coffee, burnt malt, hops later on. Long, dry finish. Aftertaste is a little rough.
gendv138 (335) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes, consumed on 6/26/13. Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours black with two fingers of tan head. Head fades slowly leaving good lacing. Aromas of hops, coffee, pine, resin. Tasting notes of hops, pine, resin, coffee, dark chocolate, floral notes. Medium-full body with a dry finish..
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, deep black color, with a thick creamy tan head, with a mild café laté, mocha, chocolate, light coffee nose, with some roasted coffee bean, dark bitter chocolate, roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt notes, with a light mint chocolate, floral piney, minty, leafy, grassy,hop, black coffee, green molasses accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good smooth chocolate, roasted grind coffee bean, black coffee, earthy flowery leafy, grassy, citrus, tobacco hoppy character, with some faint dark bitter chocolate, mint leaf, burnt toast, molasses, chocolate chip cookie dough flavours, leading towards a yeasty, dark bitter chocolate, burnt toast, earthy roasted coffee bean, mint leafiness, molasses, grassy, piney, minty hop, lingering roasted mlat bitterness finish.
crackedmachine (464) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, brewed in Norway at Lervig Aktiebryggeri. Pours nearly black with a fluffy dark tan head and carbonation lining the sides of the glass. Aroma of roasty malt with some hoppy brightness coming through. Flavor has some discernible citrus, but the roasted malt and coffee are the main event. Almost a coffee stout with a nice, moderately fruity hop finish.
nassoro (8) - Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Is it a black IPA or a stout? Ours like stout, tastes more like IPA. Either way, quite nice. Looking forward to more mikkeller.
akoeninger (341) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark beer and tan head. Strong smell of pine and juicy hops and faint roasted coffee. The taste is of a high quality black ipa. Pine and roasted malt dominate with the added coffee making this an interesting black ipa.
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