Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l can at home courtesy of minutemat, big thanks. ABV 4.5%. BB 07/2016. black color, medium big tan head. strong smell of grass and pines, a bit soapy, also some spices, roast and earthy notes, hints of chocolate. nice smell. light body, rather bubbly carbonation, light mouthfeel. tastes rather strong of grass and pines, after a while the bitterness mellows away, some earthy / soapy and light fruity notes come through. also has light roast notes, a bit of ash, light charcoal, fruits include tangerine, oranges, also light citric notes, also rather peppery. finishes quite peppery and with some earthy and grass notes. gets quite fruity and mellow on the aftertaste. wow, lovely beer. nice smell, the taste starts quite harsh bitter (for me almost a bit too harsh), but it mellows down very nicely to nice roast / earthy notes, and quite nice and soft fruity aftertaste. Just at the beginning I would wish for a bit more body to balance the hops, but after its a great experience. Lovely beer, especially considering the ABV. There are a lot of 10%-ers that do not bring so much flavor to the table. gimme more.
jercraigs (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015-09-20. Black body with a modest creamy tan head. 3+ Aroma of dusty toasty milk chocolate. Very mild green hop character. Flavour has a dusty toasty cocoa quality to it, and a good amount of green leafy hops. 7+ Very smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Solid take on the style. Tap vs cask not indicated, at Royal Navy Volunteer, Bristol.
The_Osprey (5545) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml can at home, BB July 2016, 4.5%. Black, big foamy tan head, thick lacing. Aroma is fairly light with cola, light metallics. Body is medium to light, soft carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is cola, dried flowers, dry chalky finish with some background watery ashtray notes. Comes across as watery at times, but it’s a nice sessionable BIPA. Restrained, balanced. Tasty.
michael_bb (53) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Cock (Hackney). Pours pitch black with little beige head, whitch retains for quite a long while. Not too strong flavour, quite bitter aftertaste though. Good choice if you’re looking for a lighter version of a generally stronger, more complex style. Not a big deal for me anyway.
Scottishchris (645) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Beerhive. Dark dark brown, creamy tan head. Hoppy malt nose, coffee and caramel Medium body, very soft fizz. Bitter dark chocolate, coffee. Long bitter finish. Really damn good, can’t believe the flavour at 4.5% abv.
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Origin: Can. Vessel: Can. Supplier: Arcadia (Bristol). Sour fruits and charcoal.
dnicolaescu (1685) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 66 CL. Past BB 20-MAY-2015. Hazy red-brown, beige head. Quite a hoppy dank aroma, despite past BB date, light caramel and almost nothing „black”. The taste is light sweet, dank hops, light to moderate hop bitterness with a weird moldy and fruity note to it. About the only thing that reminds you it’s „black” is the ashy edge in the after-taste. Overall, solid.
mR_fr0g (8283) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Euston tap opaque black coloured pour with a lasting g tidy light tam head. Aroma is a nice mix of charred roast grains, piney hip and fruity strawberry, maybe a little red berry on the nose. Flavour is composed of semi sweet malts wood, vanilla, light roast, piney hop, little grassy. Happy for the black IPA tick. Palate is medium light bodied, tangy hop bitterness, moderate to low carbonation.
The Etruscan (607) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light beige weak head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is mmoderately hoppy with fruity (citrus, grapefruit, pineapple and mango) notes. Flavor is hoppy with very light roasty tones, slightly fruity (grapefruit and mango), ending in a bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.
Stuu666 (9766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, pine, taste is similar, bitter and fruity.