andrepintado (1631) - Lisbon, - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle thanks to Papsoe. Nice very dark color with nice medium brown head. Taste is very bitter and light sweet. Carbonation is ok. Aroma is alcohol, hop, light roasted, light citrus, light wood.
Silvan7 (772) - Samarate, ITALY - JAN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Marrone con bellissimi riflessi rubino. Velata. Schiuma beige non molto fine ma piuttosto persistente. Aroma intenso, cioccolato, tostatura, resinoso da luppolo aromatico, ed un sottile fruttato agrumato. Gusto abboccato all’ingresso, dove ritrovo cioccolato fondente, e il piacevole agrumato che ricorda l’arancia candita. Finale luppolato, piuttosto amaro, ma non come le dark ipa inglesi. Piuttosto calda, di consistenza quasi oleosa, non molto carbonata. quasi rotonda per essere una IPA. Equilibrata ed armonica.
kordzio1 (3) - Szczecin, POLAND - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma: hoppy pine, dark malts and some unpleasant phenolic aroma(old bandage?).
Taste: black malts, coffee, hoppy pine and fruit.
ramboraffe (761) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Clear dark brown with off white head. Smell is hoppy pine and floral and roasted malt. Taste is light roasted malt with coffee and hoppy floral, pine and fruit. Semi dry with low bitterness and medium carbonation. Light malt body.
Lore (1267) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown colour, huge, creamy beige head; aroma of roasted notes, pine, some citruses and hints of tangerine; taste is domimated by roasted bitterness with some citrusy- tropical fruity hops; correct black IPA
martin00sr (967) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, nearly black with thick light tan head. Aroma has chocolate, dried fruit and nuts. Flavour has strong, bitter hop bite and alcohol burn. Earthy and piney. Finish is a little rough.
Emeister84 (1216) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of anise, cola, dry earthy hops, caramel. Almost black, ruby highlights, somewhat lasting beige head. Earthy, dried fruit, roasty bitterness. Medium-full bodied, quite smooth.
Nordcore (1063) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Black with a nice light brown head. Aroma of dark fruits and chocolate. Light bitter, medium sweet, great fruity with a touch of chocolate end.
hawthorne00 (2589) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bb 12/16! Clear brown with a large beige head that lasts well. Aroma of grapefruit, marmalade, nectarines, nuts, pine, maybe a little chocolate. Medium carbonation, oily texture. Bittersweet with stone and citrus fruit, nuts, a bit of mild roast. No particular finish, but fruit and pine linger pleasantly. Not an awful lot going on for its strength, but a nice enough beer.
Taboada (409) - Compostela (Galiza), - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mml bottle tasted on the 14/11/2014. Clear dark colour with a huge tan head. Aroma is, basically, hops and coffe with notes of raspberries too. Taste is roasted malts, medium hoppy and dark fruits. Medium body and carbonation. A nice black IPA with a medium bitterness. Next one please!
kathouse (1139) - Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black in color with a thick khaki foam. Deep fruity aroma with a hint of chocolate. Bitterness from both hop and malt leave an astringent finish on the palate. Taste is not bad leading with floral hops. It’s a good black IPA, but not much malt support.