Beer5000 (5725) - Kristiansand, - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
660 ml bottle @ Christianssand Brygghus. A dark amber body with a dense beige head. Aroma of light roasted malt, caramel and fruity hops. Flavor is nice roasted malt, citric fruity with pleasant bitterness. Nothing really complicated here, but delicately balanced mix of dark malt and hops at a modest alcohol level. Nice, tasty, pleasant and impressive.
CacheManyHose (543) - HONG KONG - MAY 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank at PP the day after cousin Jonathan's wedding. Dark brown-black with beige watery lightly sudsy head. Dark malt, watery and bitter. Bite of acidity.
HKdIPA (621) - HONG KONG - MAY 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from SIPS at PP. Light black pour with foamy head. Aroma and taste are impressively big for a lighter beer. Not bad but maybe had too high expectations.
Muggus69 (1926) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL can from Booze Bud. BBE July2016
Creamy tan head sits atop a black body - spot on.
Good nose - toasty roasty nutty aroma with big hit of grass, piney, citrus hops.
Medium bodied, smooth slick texture, holds more weight than abv suggests.
Body packs plenty of flavour - burnt nuts, cocoa, blackened sugars, grassy, leafy, grapefruit hops with firm bitterness. Drying finish, goes down a treat.
Mid-strength black IPA - oh yeah, this works!
artemb (462) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: dar brown, cloudy.
Aroma: ripe tropical fruits, rotten oranges.
Taste: dry, moderate to moderate light bitterness.
Flavour: ash, rotten fruits, hops.
Good but with slightly unbalanced rotten hops.
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in the glass. A bit simple but not bad overall, specially if you look to the somehow lower ABV.
Alengrin (4163) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Billie’s Bierkafetaria. It was just a matter of time before some or other ’new school’ craft brewery would come up with a black session IPA I suppose, and this is the first one I encountered. Very thick and frothy, lacing, moussy, pale greyish beige head, blackish colour but still translucent under bright light, ruby hue. Dank IPA aroma of mouldy grapefruit, hemp, tangerine, black pepper, wormwood, charcoal, walnut, haemoglobin, bayleaf. Soft onset dominated by dried seaweed- and cured meat-like umami flavors with a touch of dried fig sweetishness and underlying basic sourishness; fairly sharpish carbo, very nutty and toasted malt bittersweetness, becoming coffeeish roasted bitter in the end but then halted by a lively, aromatic hop bouquet, bittering, spicy and dried citrus peel-like, long and fragrant, a bit earthy. I like BIPAs and this one is packed with flavor, certainly for a beer at ’session’ strength.
StevieT (1385) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a can. Delicious as f$&k, this is great becoming one of my favourite styles, love the balance of the roasted flavours with the hops.
weordie (685) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a huge head. Aroma is loaded with pine and tropical fruits. A tropical fruit taste gives way to a strong, smokey coffee like taste.
mecafilo (182) - Perugia, ITALY - JAN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a pitch black colour, big frothy long lasting off-white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, with strong notes of herbs and some hay; a little roasty too. Taste is medium to heavy bitter, slightly sweet. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Great "session" bipa!!
ElManana (1682) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can at home. Malty, great aroma, roast, light bitter, citrus fruits. Fantastic black IPA. These Moors cans really are something.