pilsnerrogge (2800) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a thick head. Aroma is chocolate, hops and toffee.Taste is chocolate, licorice, hops and toffee.
Black IPA is really not one of my favourite styles but this one was pretty good.
Sebilinz (1759) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown nearly black body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with honey and caramel. Taste is also roasted malts with caramel and honey. Palate is a little bit thin. Aftertaste is malty sweetness with roasted malts bitterness. Was expecting more.
Brewhemia (170) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown almost black. Very little head, almost none. Very nice pineapple and apricot aroma with a faint hint of burnt toast. Roasty flavors up front but fruitiness takes over and ends in bitterness. Nice! Low carbonation, but it seems appropriate. I really like it!
Gerbeer (3085) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with full head. Aromas of crushed pine needles, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors of same with emphasis on bitter pine and citrus. A bit thin even for the style. A good iteration but expecting a bit more from Mikkeller.
Lilja (2684) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fat på Bishop Gustav Malmö. Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, citrus, rostad malt och toner av grapefrukt. Fruktig, frisk, lagom sötma, beska med smak av citrusskal och tall.
BlazerT (483) - POLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep black with big, beige head. Good lacing and medicore head retention. Nice roasted malts aroma - some coffe, dark fruits, mild coffee, some rasins. Also light to medium citric hoppy aroma. Taste is medium bitter, slightly sour with bitter ending. Medium body, creamy/oily texture, average carbonation, finish is medium bitter and semi-long. Slightly alcohol warming. In general very nice black IPA, the perfect balance between roasted malts and used hops, highly drinkable.
martjoobolut (2921) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Nice hoppy and roasty brew.
andriesradu (672) - ROMANIA - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a moderate beige head. Lighr roasted malt, hoppy aroma. Flavor is moderate to heavy bitter with notes of roasted malt, hops, fruits, plums. Long bitter aftertaste.
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 bottle from Hops beer shop, Trieste. Dark brown with orange tint and creamy medium to big beige head. Tropical hoppy character, maybe some dry fruits. Heavy bitter kick, lasts till the finish. Very bitter beer, hoppiness dominates as if it were an IPA, not an IBLA. Maybe needs some roasty character, but I like this kind of beer.
minutemat (4154) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Brewdog.com. Pours black with tan head. Nice big grainy roasted aroma. Taste is bitter earthy roast, coffee and mild pine with a touch of sweetness. Great Black IPA.